Whale Research in the News

Whale research has gotten bigger than usual media coverage recently in an article in The New York Times Sunday Magazine and an interview on National Public Radio’s show Fresh Air

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Provincetown Center Hosts Benefit for Seal Studies

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) will host an afternoon seal cruise to support research on local seal populations, Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. aboard Rip Rider V, from Ryder’s Cove in Chatham, with support from Monomoy Island Ferry. Lisa Sette, seal biologist and director of the PCCS Seal Studies Program, will guide this special two-hour cruise aboard the brand new 40- seat Rip Ryder V.  Guests will cruise around Chatham Harbor, and the seal habitats found there.  The cruise will benefit the PCCS seal research program, which conducts research to better understand Cape Cod’s seal populations.

Advance reservations required; $50 per person; to reserve, contact Jan Young, 508.487.3622, ext. 104; jeyoung@coastalstudies.org.  On the day of the cruise, meet at Stage Harbor Marine, Lake Street, Chatham by 2:30 p.m. for shuttle to Ryder’s Cove.

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting marine mammals and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and beyond, through scientific research, education, public policy initiatives and management strategies.

Ecosystem Indicator Partnership (ESIP) Fact Sheet Available

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment’s EcoSystem Indicator Partnership (ESIP) announces the release of the first ESIP fact sheet. This initial fact sheet introduces the selected priority indicators for the Gulf of Maine. In addition, the webtools available on ESIP’s webpage are discussed with a demonstration utilizing the new Indicator Reporting Tool focused on Maine. Over the next 6 months two more ESIP fact sheets will be released for climate change and eutrophication. To access this fact sheet and other information about ESIP visit the website