New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is a non-profit environmental organization based in southeastern Massachusetts. We are an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of marine wildlife that live and feed in the coastal waters around Cape Cod and the SouthCoast of Massachusetts.

NECWA focuses on local issues in our area and collaborates with various private, government, and non-government organizations to achieve our many goals. Through our research projects and educational outreach activities, we work to protect the whales, turtles, ocean sunfish, basking sharks, dolphins, seabirds, seals, and the other unique coastal marine wildlife of New England.

All fundraising events help support projects and activities related to educational outreach, research, and conservation. 100% of donations goes to the work we do on behalf of marine wildlife.

Our Mission Statement

NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit based in southeastern MA. This organization combines educational outreach with research and conservation activities to protect and rescue marine wildlife in the coastal waters of New England. Internships provide opportunities for high school and college students to gain experience in the field of marine science. Research collected from our many projects is used to enhance our understanding of the unique marine wildlife found off our shores. Data collected from these projects is shared with researchers in the United States and worldwide to support conservation and management efforts. NECWA also oversees a rescue program for ocean sunfish that strand each fall and early winter along the shores of Cape Cod.

About Krill Carson

Founder and President of NECWA, Carol “Krill” Carson is a marine biologist who has worked in the New England area since 1980. She received the nickname “Krill” from Capt. Aaron Avellar when crewing aboard his whale watching boat. Krill spends her summers watching whales and her falls rescuing ocean sunfish, sea turtles, and other marine wildlife in the New England area. Krill is the founder and President of the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA), a non-profit organization based in southeastern Massachusetts. She is also the author of the book My Friend Salt: The story of Salt, the most famous humpback whale in the world!