Every Animal Counts — Krill Carson

Research & Rescue on Ocean Sunfish

Our amazing Team Mola has interacted with over 70 ocean sunfish already this season!

From the smallest we have worked with to the absolute largest, we are having an eventful season. Learn more about our efforts on our Ocean Sunfish page.

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diamondback terrapin hatchling up close

The Southcoast Terrapin Project, 2021

Where NECWA sees a need, where we see a difficult interaction between the community and the native wildlife, we step in. The Southcoast Terrapin Project stepped into two new areas this year.

The major project that came out of this season was the Besse Park Turtle Bucket Pilot Project. Plus we have expanded our research areas to new neighborhoods. You can read all about it on our Southcoast Terrapin Project page.

 
children and teach in front on the inflatable life size humpback whale model

Marine Education Presentations

We have a life sized inflatable humpback whale!!!

NECWA strongly believes that educational outreach is an important piece of species conservation and management. NECWA provides meaningful and engaging educational programs for schools, organizations, and the public in an effort to help people better understand and connect to the unique marine wildlife that lives off the coast of New England. We customize our programs to create engaging classroom and community events for learners and nature enthusiasts of all ages. Whenever possible, we incorporate our research findings into our programs to support the learning experience. To learn more, visit our Marine Education Presentations page.

 

Report A Sighting

NECWA sponsors a number of community-sighting networks asking people to report their sightings of basking sharks, ocean sunfish and diamondback terrapins that they see from a boat or from a beach. Click on the links below to report your sighting and add your observations to our long-term sighting database. This information is helping biologists and scientists better understand and protect the unique coastal marine wildlife that lives off the shores of New England.

Ocean sunfish

Ocean Sunfish

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead Ocean Sunfish that you saw from boat or shore.

REPORT SIGHTING
torpedo ray

Torpedo Ray

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead Torpedo Ray that you saw from boat or shore.

REPORT SIGHTING
basking shark

Basking Shark

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead Basking Shark that you saw from boat or shore.

REPORT SIGHTING
gray triggerfish

Gray Triggerfish

Use this form to submit your sighting of a dead Gray Triggerfish that you saw on a beach.

REPORT SIGHTING
thresher shark

Thresher Shark

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead Thresher Shark that you saw from boat or shore.

REPORT SIGHTING
diamondback terrapin

Diamondback Terrapin

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead Diamondback Terrapin that you saw from boat or shore.

REPORT SIGHTING

Other Marine Wildlife

Marine wildlife occasionally strand along the shores of New England, including bays, rivers and tidal marshes. If the stranded animal is alive, it is important to get experienced personnel on site as soon as possible. If the stranded animal is dead, then various organizations will want to examine the carcass to support their research and management efforts. Use the button below to report sightings of other animals not listed above.

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