Tagged New England Aquarium

WATCH: Right Whales on the Brink of Extinction

CLF recently hosted a conversation with experts on right whales to discuss the crisis – and what can be done to save them. … More Info »

The Right Rope for Right Whales

Entanglement in fishing gear is one of the leading causes of injury and death for endangered North Atlantic right whales. According to the New England Aquarium, more than 70 percent of the population has scars from fishing gear. This is a serious issue for an animal whose population numbers are in the hundreds (some 550 are left) and whose feeding grounds double as a busy fishing area. That is why the New England Aquarium is working with local fishermen to develop a new type of fishing rope, as recently highlighted by the Boston Globe. … More Info »

Puffin Project Coming to the New England Aquarium

Director of National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin Steve Kress and award-winning journalist/photographer Derrick Jackson will join the New England Aquarium Lecture Series Tuesday, May 5 to discuss their new book, Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a mussel farm is proposed adjacent to Cape Wind; surf clam beds on Georges Bank are beginning to reopen after 23 years; the New England Aquarium teams up with seafood companies to promote sustainability; a research summit focuses on industry-supported stock assessments; the Wellfleet Oyster Festival draws attention to issues faced by oyster farmers; the shutdown leaves state agencies worried they won’t be able to address marine mammal strandings; a Nature comment calls for a global ocean observatory; a new study identifies genetically distinct river herring stocks. … More Info »

Wrong Move for Right Whales

A pending decision on fishing for cod and other groundfish in New England has big implications for marine mammals including some of the most endangered animals in our waters, the North Atlantic right whale. … More Info »

Sustainable Seafood Teach-in April 29

Over the last few years, Boston’s Museum of Science has stepped up to the plate and sponsored some great programming on all aspects of food: the science, policy and reality of making healthy and sustainable food choices in our daily lives. As part of that conversation, the Museum is putting together a day of sustainable seafood discussions on Sunday, April 29. … More Info »