A live action/puppet production retells the incredible story of the first whale successfully disentangled by PCCS, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo. Content is suitable for all ages. FREE!...more
PCCS image. Taken under NOAA CFR 222.310, with authority of the ESA.
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) - A team with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies freed two endangered marine animals from entanglement on Thursday.
A recreational boater off Sesuit harbor (Dennis) reported an entangled leatherback turtle Thursday afternoon. The Marine Animal Entanglement team was immediately dispatched from Provincetown Harbor to evaluate the animal. Once on scene the team was able to free the 700 pound leather back turtle from the entanglement.
As the team was returning from the turtle response, they received another report of an entangled animal. The report came from whale-watch vessels Granite State and Blue Ocean Society out of Portsmouth New Hampshire. The whale, a young humpback, was moving slowly across Jeffreys Ledge. The team headed out of Cape Cod Bay and north to the waters offshore of New Hampshire. Once on scene, they found the whale suffering from a long-term entanglement. ...more
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) - The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) is proud to launch Whale Week: A Celebration of the Sea. Whale Week is a week-long schedule of family friendly events all featuring a marine theme. Many events are free and there is something for everyone.
PCCS created the event and hopes to raise awareness about our oceans, marine mammals, marine debris, and coastal and marine ecosystems through fun events, which are suitable for audiences of all ages. Jesse Mechling, one of the Whale Week organizer's explains, "The idea of Whale Week is to strengthen the connection between our community and the sea, for it is the incredible marine environment surrounding us that makes Cape Cod such a special place." ...more
(PROVINCETOWN, MASS) - On Saturday, May 21, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Truro Vineyards presents "Wine and Whales," a special event to celebrate the launch of two new wines developed by Truro Vineyards in honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.
The wines - Right Red and Right White - are named for the North Atlantic right whale, one of the rarest whales in the world. A percentage of the proceeds from each bottle sold will be donated to PCCS to support right whales and other marine mammals in Cape Cod Bay and beyond.
(PROVINCETOWN, MASS) - The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies will celebrate its 35th anniversary throughout 2011 with a series of events. The kick-off event is an opening at the Elizabeth Rowley Gallery, 84 Route 6A in Orleans, on Friday, May 20th at 5:30 p.m. "The Bay," is a collection of original paintings by Lorraine Trenholm and other Gallery artists inspired by Cape Cod Bay. A portion of the proceeds from paintings sold during the opening will be donated to PCCS. Guest will enjoy locally harvested seafood and wines courtesy of Brewster Fish House. The event is free. For more information call 508.487.3623, ext. 113 ...more
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) - A North Atlantic right whale was freed from entanglement yesterday, by the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team, from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS).
The entangled whale was spotted in the area of several other whales in Cape Cod Bay, by PCCS researchers conducting a right whale aerial survey. The whale had rope through its mouth that trailed over 40-feet beyond its tail. This entanglement was potentially life-threatening because over time, the line extending from its mouth could cause further complications ...more
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) - Record numbers of right whales have been recorded in Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters. The whales are visible from Herring Cove Beach and Race Point in Provincetown.
To date, the right whale program has documented 201 right whales in Cape Cod's waters. Over one hundred animals were sighted yesterday during one seven hour research flight. Approximately 473 animals remain in the entire North Atlantic right whale population ...more
(PROVINCETOWN, Mass.) - The paper, Underestimating the Damage: Interpreting Cetacean Carcass Recoveries in the Context of the Deepwater Horizon/BP Incident, is published in Conservation Letters.
The paper is authored by: Rob Williams, Shane Gero, Lars Bejder, John Calambokidis, Scott Kraus, David Lusseau, Andrew Read and Jooke Robbins of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.
Right whale images taken under NOAA Fisheries permit 633-1763, under the authority of the U.S. Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts - please request PCCS permission for use.
Photographs were taken under the authority of NMFS Permit No. 932-1489 issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. This statement must accompany the image(s) in all subsequent uses.
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. Taken under NOAA permit 932-1905, with authority of the ESA.