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2024 Press Releases

Dive into the untouched wonders of the Pacific Ocean in new film Ocean Paradise 3D

April 11, 2024

A Legacy of the Ocean: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Ocean Protection and Restoration with Philippe Cousteau

April 8, 2024

Right whale mother found dead last week suffered “catastrophic injuries” from vessel strike, NOAA announces

April 4, 2024

Groups release 34 rehabilitated sea turtles off Georgia beach

April 4, 2024

North Atlantic right whale that recently gave birth found dead off coast of Virginia

April 2, 2024

Aquarium celebrates April school vacation week with re-opening of Shark and Ray Touch Tank & new film, Ocean Paradise 3D

April 1, 2024

OceanSpeak: Unleashing Waves of Change through Science Communication

March 14, 2024

Aquarium scientists mark milestone for North Atlantic right whale photo database

March 12, 2024

African penguin at New England Aquarium receives acupuncture treatment

March 7, 2024

North Atlantic right whale calf washes up dead on Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia

March 6, 2024

Gray whale, extinct in the Atlantic, seen in southern New England waters

March 5, 2024

Aquarium scientists spot 31 right whales in shipping lanes off Massachusetts coast

Feb. 26, 2024

Right whale found dead off Georgia suffered a vessel strike, NOAA determines

Feb. 16, 2024

Aquarium scientists identify North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia as a 1-year-old female

Feb. 15, 2024

Statement on rope removed from deceased North Atlantic right whale

Feb. 15, 2024

Aquarium celebrates hatching off 100th epaulette shark since 2012

Feb. 15, 2024

Dozens of rehabilitating sea turtles receive festive names as long-term treatment continues

Feb. 6, 2024

Aquarium welcomes guests during February school vacation week with extended hours and educational programs

Feb. 5, 2024

Aquarium scientists identify deceased right whale found on Martha’s Vineyard as a 3-year-old female

Feb. 2, 2024

Diving With a Purpose: Exploring Submerged Heritage Preservation and Conservation of the African Diaspora

Jan. 31, 2024

Statement on Final North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy

Jan. 29, 2024

Vessel speed restrictions essential to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales and other large whale species, new study finds

Jan. 24, 2024

Aquarium to host Boston premiere of documentary film Inundation District

Jan. 23, 2024

Making waves: New England Aquarium selects Sodexo Live! as new hospitality partner in multi-year agreement

Jan. 18, 2024

Aquarium responds to North Atlantic right whale calf seriously injured by boat propeller

Jan. 10, 2024

Aquarium welcomes new members to Board of Trustees

Jan. 8, 2024

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Arts, Living Histories, and the Beloved Community

Jan. 4, 2024

Past Press Releases

Browse more press releases from 2020–2023.

Aquarium to host outdoor ice sculpture of sea lions for Boston Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll on New Year’s Eve

Dec. 20, 2023

Surgical procedure shows promise in efforts to understand vulnerable sea turtle populations

Dec. 14, 2023

Aquarium to welcome guests during school winter vacation week with extended hours and new animals

Dec. 12, 2023

Scientists unveil new names for 19 North Atlantic right whales

Dec. 6, 2023

New England Aquarium treats more than 200 sea turtles amid annual stranding season

Dec. 4, 2023

Two sea lions settle into new home at New England Aquarium

Nov. 29, 2023

New Film ARCTIC: Our Frozen Planet, a dazzling portrayal of a region and our changing climate

Nov. 20, 2023

Statement on Fifth National Climate Assessment

Nov. 17, 2023

North Atlantic right whale mother and calf seen feeding in Gulf of Maine

Nov. 16, 2023

Sharks Unknown: Changing the Face of Shark TV with environmental educator and renowned shark expert Jasmin Graham

Nov. 14, 2023

Nurse shark joins animal population at New England Aquarium

Nov. 8, 2023

“Voices of the Waterfront” public photo exhibit showcases people working together to increase access to Boston’s harbor, islands, and rivers

Nov. 2, 2023

Aquarium scientists celebrate sighting of endangered sperm whale and calf in richly biodiverse Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Oct. 26, 2023

Shark expert Dr. Greg Skomal and writer Ret Talbot discuss new book, Chasing Shadows, and return of white sharks to New England waters

Oct. 24, 2023

Scientists release annual population estimate for critically endangered North Atlantic right whale amid ongoing threats

Oct. 23, 2023

New England Aquarium joins international partnership to protect endangered African penguins

Oct. 12, 2023

A Tale of Ice, Warm Water, and the Future: A Conversation with Dr. Fiamma Straneo

Oct. 4, 2023

Aquarium tracks record number of rehabilitated sea turtles

Sept. 27, 2023

“Our Heritage, Our Planet” Film Week celebrates voices and storytelling traditions of communities of color

Sept. 21, 2023

Aquarium reacts to historic federal funding aimed at protecting critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

Sept. 19, 2023

BlueSwell incubator program selects fourth cohort of startup companies focused on supporting ocean health

Sept. 19, 2023

Ocean conservation leaders from 11 countries convene at Aquarium to share insights and research

Sept. 14, 2023

Best-selling author Sy Montgomery to discuss her latest book, Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell with book’s illustrator, Matt Patterson

Sept. 7, 2023

Southern rockhopper penguin chick now on exhibit at New England Aquarium

Sept. 6, 2023

In final release of the season, Aquarium staff return two rehabilitated sea turtles to ocean off Cape Cod

Aug. 17, 2023

More than 700 animals seen during Aquarium’s aerial survey of marine protected area

Aug. 10, 2023

New England Aquarium announces new Vice President of Animal Care

Aug. 8, 2023

Southern rockhopper penguin chick hatches at New England Aquarium

Aug. 2, 2023

Sen. Markey joins New England Aquarium to release eight rehabilitated sea turtles on Cape Cod

July 31, 2023

Newly entangled right whale has scientists calling for stronger measures to protect critically endangered species

July 26, 2023

Four sea turtles returned to ocean after months of rehabilitative care at the New England Aquarium

July 25, 2023

Aquarium releases five rehabilitated and satellite tagged sea turtles off Cape Cod beach

July 12, 2023

Classic film Jaws returns to the giant screen at Aquarium

July 11, 2023

Local shark experts available for interviews

July 6, 2023

New England Aquarium releases four rehabilitated sea turtles into ocean waters off Cape Cod

June 28, 2023

Female African penguin chick named “Bray” now on exhibit at New England Aquarium

June 21, 2023

Researchers using cutting-edge technology to protect endangered sea turtles in Puerto Rico

June 15, 2023

Aquarium scientists spot four killer whales in rare sighting over southern New England waters

June 13, 2023

Aquarium scientist to testify before congressional subcommittee on enhanced federal regulations to protect North Atlantic right whales

June 6, 2023

Aquarium scientists see one third of North Atlantic right whale population during winter/spring aerial survey season

May 31, 2023

Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World with Joe Roman

May 25, 2023

Aquarium celebrating World Ocean Day with free activities on Sunday, June 4

May 23, 2023

After first white shark of the season spotted in Cape Cod waters, Aquarium scientists urge public to report sightings

May 22, 2023

Aquarium’s summer season kicks off Memorial Day weekend with new beer garden, extended hours, world film premiere

May 19, 2023

Explore the realm of the ocean’s largest animals in new 3D documentary, Blue Whales: Return of the Giants

May 10, 2023

Endangered whales, sharks, and hundreds of dolphins spotted during aerial survey over marine protected area

May 8, 2023

The Power of Storytelling to Protect the Ocean with National Geographic Young Explorer Sruthi Gurudev

April 26, 2023

Scientists draw attention to low number of North Atlantic right whale births

April 21, 2023

Aquarium releases dozens of rehabilitated sea turtles in N.C.

April 18, 2023

African penguin chick hatches at New England Aquarium

April 13, 2023

 Aquarium to celebrate first Massachusetts Right Whale Day

April 12, 2023

Call for applications: BlueSwell incubator program seeking bluetech startups with impact on ocean sustainability

April 4, 2023

Aquarium looks ahead to April school vacation week with the return of animal encounters, Duck Tours

April 3, 2023

Aquarium’s new Associate Vice President Emiley Z. Lockhart leading sustainable innovation work at BalanceBlue Lab

March 29, 2023

Not a Moment to Waste: The Battle for a Working Country on a Working Planet with Bill McKibben

March 27, 2023

Aquarium welcomes organization’s first Chief Conservation and Stewardship Officer

March 24, 2023

Statement on first-ever U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan

March 21, 2023

Aquarium offering exclusive harbor seal encounters

March 20, 2023

Seadragons born at Aquarium after rare mating success

March 15, 2023

Statement on U.N. treaty protecting marine biodiversity

March 6, 2023

New England Aquarium and Boston Harbor City Cruises to offer new Ecoventure Cruise experience

March 2, 2023

A Changing Environment: How Women Leaders in Boston are Taking the Lead on Climate Resiliency & Community Building

February 23, 2023

Seeking to support state’s “blue economy” and drive climate change solutions, New England Aquarium files bills, supports legislation

February 16, 2023

Aquarium reacts to death of critically endangered North Atlantic right whale on Virginia coast

February 16, 2023

Building a Home for Black Excellence in Marine Science with Dr. Tiara Moore

February 9, 2023

Aquarium presents Secrets of the Sea: A Screening with Filmmaker Jonathan Bird on February 16 

February 6, 2023

For February school vacation, cuttlefish and new film, Secrets of the Sea, arrive at New England Aquarium

February 2, 2023

Discover the ocean’s most extraordinary animals in new 3D documentary, Secrets of the Sea

January 31, 2023

Six teams of aspiring entrepreneurs showcase bluetech startups centered on ocean impact at Demo Day: Streamed February 10

January 25, 2023

Ferris Batie named new Vice President of Campus Operations at New England Aquarium

January 23, 2023

As sea turtle stranding season ends, Aquarium names more than 60 turtles undergoing months-long rehabilitation

January 18, 2023

Aquarium offering special in-person educational programs for growing number of homeschooling families in state

January 17, 2023

Spindle, a North Atlantic right whale at least 41 years-old, spotted with new calf just as another of her 10 calves seen severely entangled off NC

January 12, 2023

Statement on creation of Massachusetts Right Whale Day

January 5, 2023

Aquarium announces additions to Board of Trustees

January 3, 2023

Dec. 21, 2022 Ice sculpture of penguins on Aquarium plaza for Boston Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll on New Year’s Eve
Dec. 14, 2022 Scientists announce new names of 20 critically endangered North Atlantic right whales
Dec. 13, 2022 100 rescued sea turtles from MA flown south to continue rehabilitation
Nov. 28, 2022 New England Aquarium treats more than 150 hypothermic sea turtles with annual stranding season underway
Nov. 16, 2022 In Living Color: Giant Clams, Up Close – A Conversation with scientist, photographer, and Vertex founder Dr. Joshua Boger
Nov. 14, 2022 As it funds its 200th global marine conservation project, New England Aquarium announces game-changing $2 million donation for its microgranting program, the Marine Conservation Action Fund
Nov. 10, 2022 Aquarium celebrates Harlequin’s 30th hatch day
Nov. 1, 2022 New England Aquarium reintroduces 3D films, bringing viewers into astonishing animal worlds on land, sea, and skies
Oct. 24, 2022 North Atlantic right whales’ downward trend continues as updated population numbers released
Oct. 20, 2022 African penguin thriving after years of specialized care, including custom footwear and medical treatments
Oct. 18, 2022 Thirty-year study of a shark breeding ground highlights importance of critical habitat hit hard by Hurricane Ian
Oct. 13, 2022 100 Scientists Call on Biden Administration to Save the Gulf of Mexico Whale
Oct. 12, 2022 New research reveals fewer critically endangered female right whales capable of reproducing
Oct. 6, 2022 Chemical oceanographer and Caltech professor Dr. Jess Adkins to discuss “The Ocean’s Natural Way to Stop Climate Change”
Oct. 5, 2022 Explore the animal world with Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, and his new book An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around Us
Oct. 3, 2022 “Our Heritage, Our Planet” Film Week celebrates storytelling traditions of Latino, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color
Sept. 29, 2022 New England Aquarium to host 2022 Scout Film Festival
Sept. 23, 2022 Sea turtle rehabilitated for nearly two years by New England Aquarium and Mississippi Aquarium released back into ocean
Sept. 22, 2022 New England Aquarium and Roger Williams University team up to advance marine fish aquaculture and conservation at U.S. public aquariums
Sept. 22, 2022 North Atlantic right whale “Snow Cone” sighted entangled in new fishing gear and in extremely poor health
Sept. 12, 2022 World-renowned marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle comes to Aquarium to discuss “Why We Should All Care About the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Depths of the Sea”
Sept. 8, 2022 BlueSwell incubator program selects third cohort of startup companies focused on supporting ocean health
Sept. 6, 2022 Two rehabilitated sea turtles, “Himalayan Salt” and “Turmeric,” returned to ocean off Cape Cod
Aug. 23, 2022 Aquarium scientists spot over 500 animals – including fin whales, pilot whales, and a whale shark – at Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Aug. 5, 2022 Seals and sea lions stay cool amid summer heat
Aug. 4, 2022 Condition of chronically entangled North Atlantic right whale “Snow Cone” declines, analysis by Aquarium scientists finds
July 29, 2022 New England Aquarium applauds government action to protect North Atlantic right whales
July 27, 2022 Rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle, Adobo, swims off today in waters off Cape Cod with tracking tags to monitor progress
July 26, 2022 With summer field work underway, research finds Gulf of St. Lawrence to be important habitat for reproductive female right whales
July 22, 2022 New England Aquarium presents Cult Classic Movie Nights
July 21, 2022 Statement on Legislative Changes to Massachusetts’ Offshore Wind Procurement Process
July 21, 2022 Rehabilitated sea turtles returned to sea off Cape Cod beach today as Aquarium’s Director of Animal Health testifies in D.C.
July 20, 2022 New analysis shows North Atlantic right whales returning to historic whaling habitat in southern New England during era of rapid climate change
July 12, 2022 Aquarium applauds MA Supreme Judicial Court ruling on waterfront development
July 8, 2022 Federal ruling a huge step toward protecting North Atlantic right whales
July 7, 2022 Aquarium celebrates 30th anniversary of teen intern program
June 29, 2022 Rehabilitated sea turtles returned to ocean off Cape Cod
June 28, 2022 Earlier spring leading to more North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay, new study finds
June 23, 2022 Aquarium kicks off summer season with extended hours, food and drinks on Central Wharf Plaza, and outdoor photography exhibition
June 16, 2022 Aquariums Applaud Introduction of the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act on World Sea Turtle Day
June 14, 2022 Entanglements in fishing gear are the leading cause of North Atlantic right whales’ decline, study finds
June 13, 2022 “Space to Sea,” an amazing underwater photographic journey into Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, opens at the New England Aquarium
June 13, 2022 Black Courage Upon the Sea: A Juneteenth Celebration of Robert Smalls
June 10, 2022 Brian Walsh named new VP of Finance Planning and Analysis at New England Aquarium
June 9, 2022 New research shows climate change impacts on whale habitat use in the warming Gulf of Maine
June 6, 2022 Exploring Massachusetts and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary with Photographer Keith Ellenbogen
June 2, 2022 New England Aquarium Partners with Cornell University, LAUTEC US on Offshore Wind Decision Support Tool
May 31, 2022 Aquarium celebrating World Ocean Day on June 8 with activities on Central Wharf
May 18, 2022 Three new films set to screen at New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre in time for summer
May 17, 2022 Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and New England Aquarium Partner To Advance Citizen Science Initiative For Shark Sightings
May 12, 2022 Smaller Female North Atlantic Right Whales Have Fewer Calves: Declining Body Size May Contribute to Low Birth Rates
May 4, 2022 Aquarium welcomes Dr. Kathayoon Khalil as Interim Vice President of Conservation Learning
May 3, 2022 Award-winning conservationist Veta Wade lectures on advancing an equitable and resilient blue economy
May 2, 2022 SeaAhead and New England Aquarium now welcoming new applicants for BlueSwell Incubator program
April 28, 2022 Over 100 whales spotted during New England Aquarium aerial survey
April 25, 2022 26 rescued sea turtles released into waters off N.C.
April 22, 2022 Nation’s leading aquariums join forces to tackle climate change
April 20, 2022 Aquarium celebrates African penguin’s 30th hatch day
April 11, 2022 Lecture on deep-ocean habitats features marine biologist and 2020 National Geographic explorer Diva Amon
April 8, 2022 Aquarium veterinarian travels to Mississippi to perform lung biopsy on rescued sea turtle from Cape Cod
April 6, 2022 For April school vacation, Aquarium welcomes visitors for live animal feedings, presentations, whale watches
April 5, 2022 Statement on United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report this week
March 29, 2022 Rescued shorebird settles into new home at Aquarium
March 24, 2022 Aquarium welcomes new Vice President of Development
March 22, 2022 Rescued fur seal relocating from Boston to Seattle
March 9, 2022 For first time ever, Aquarium right whale scientists survey southern New England waters by boat
March 4, 2022 Using data and surveys of Atlantic Coast, Aquarium scientists identify areas of high marine mammal diversity
Feb. 24, 2022 New study finds reporting entanglements of leatherback turtles is critical for survival
Feb. 23, 2022 Aquarium seeking visionary leaders for global ocean conservation fellowship program
Feb. 17, 2022 Seven teams of aspiring entrepreneurs detail their plans for sustainable bluetech, ocean-focused startups on March 2
Feb. 9, 2022 For February school vacation, Incredible Predators arrives at Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, opening Feb. 18
Jan. 31, 2022 At critical time for species’ survival, annual journal explores issues facing North Atlantic right whales
Jan. 26, 2022 Sea turtle rescued from Cape Cod recovering well after surgery to remove ingested balloon ribbon
Jan. 20, 2022 New study determines parentage, age, and survival of North Atlantic right whales using genetic testing
Jan. 14, 2022 Sea turtle rehabilitated for over a year by New England Aquarium and Mississippi Aquarium released into Gulf of Mexico
Jan. 13, 2022 New England Aquarium to host U.S. premiere of documentary Last of the Right Whales
Dec. 29, 2021 Two new members join Aquarium’s Board of Trustees
Dec. 23, 2021 Massive leatherback sea turtle debuts on Aquarium plaza for Boston Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll on New Year’s Eve
Dec. 13, 2021 New England Aquarium President and CEO honored with prestigious Pinnacle Award from Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Dec. 10, 2021 Rescued sea turtles from MA flown to secondary rehabilitation facilities to continue recovery
Dec. 7, 2021 Researchers announce 2021 class of named North Atlantic right whales
Dec. 2, 2021 Aquarium confirms identity of endangered veteran right whale mother, Slalom, spotted off SC coast with her sixth calf
Nov. 30, 2021 Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher’s Extraordinary World
Nov. 29, 2021 Annual sea turtle stranding season seeing growing numbers
Nov. 17, 2021 Right Whale Research team responds to federal appeals court decision to reinstate lobster fishing closure in the Gulf of Maine
Nov. 9, 2021 Researchers retrieve data from first-ever surgically implanted acoustic tags in rehabilitated sea turtles
Oct. 25, 2021 Population of North Atlantic right whales continues its downward trajectory
Oct. 21, 2021 Aquarium presents virtual lecture with acclaimed scientist, astronaut, and explorer Dr. Kathy Sullivan
Oct. 12, 2021 Rescue effort saves stranded 600-lb leatherback sea turtle
Oct. 12, 2021 Stunning photos from New England Aquarium aerial surveys show 15 North Atlantic right whales south of Nantucket
Oct. 8, 2021 Statement on Biden-Harris Administration restoring protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Oct. 4, 2021 Aquarium-supported program provides crucial drinking water and immediate relief to Haitian fishers after devastating earthquake and hurricane
Sept. 21, 2021 New cohort of startup companies supporting ocean health selected for BlueSwell incubator program
Sept. 20, 2021 Aquarium presents virtual lecture on a hopeful, science-based approach to address climate change with Dr. Jonathan Foley
Sept. 15, 2021 Aquarium-led landmark study finds some shark species are tougher than others when it comes to surviving catch and release
Sept. 9, 2021 New research on Gulf of Maine’s rapidly warming waters sounds alarm on climate change for marine animals, humans
Sept. 8, 2021 New England Aquarium welcomes Massachusetts legislators to downtown waterfront for inaugural breakfast
Aug. 31, 2021 Statement on final federal rule to reduce risk of whale entanglements
Aug. 31, 2021 Bluespotted maskrays born at Aquarium now on exhibit
Aug. 26, 2021 New England Aquarium celebrates penguin’s 40th birthday
Aug. 5, 2021 Rehabilitated sea turtles released into waters off Cape Cod
July 22, 2021 Aquarium Right Whale Scientist Philip Hamilton co-leads major US-Canadian study of mortality and breeding problems with the critically endangered species
July 20, 2021 Shepard Fairey, world-famous artist and creator of iconic Obama “HOPE” poster, to paint mural on Aquarium’s Simons Theatre
July 13, 2021 New England Aquarium Screening of “Obey Giant” Documentary on Shepard Fairey
July 13, 2021 Panel Discussion – Countdown to 2030: Leveraging Art and Creativity for the Ocean Decade
July 6, 2021 New study finds that opening the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing compromises protections for vital marine species
June 29, 2021 40 organizations from across Boston launch new coalition to elevate waterfront issues in advance of 2021 city elections
June 15, 2021 Virtual lecture on morality, race, and the environment features acclaimed Harvard professor Cornell William Brooks
June 8, 2021 Ocean Conservation Mural Festival Returns to Boston
June 7, 2021 New VP of Talent and Culture joins New England Aquarium
June 4, 2021 18th North Atlantic right whale mother and calf discovered off Brier Island, Nova Scotia
June 3, 2021 Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales Getting Smaller, New Research Finds
June 2, 2021 Summer tourism season kicks off at Aquarium with expanded hours, food, and new film showing at the Simons Theatre
May 26, 2021 Rescued sea turtles from New England Aquarium flown to North Carolina to be released back into the wild
May 24, 2021 Virtual lecture on Sri Lanka’s blue whales and ocean conservation features acclaimed marine biologist Asha de Vos
May 20, 2021 SeaAhead and New England Aquarium now welcoming new applicants for BlueSwell Incubator program
May 7, 2021 Rare drone video shows critically endangered North Atlantic right whale surface active group
May 4, 2021 BlueSwell, partnership between New England Aquarium and SeaAhead, named Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Idea
May 3, 2021 Aquarium presents virtual lecture on the hidden culture of whales, featuring National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry
April 21, 2021 Stranded sea turtles’ rehab could be improved through new stress hormone study
April 8, 2021 With April school vacation week approaching, Aquarium visitors urged to reserve tickets in advance
March 25, 2021 “All Together For Animals” virtual benefit concert
to stream March 31
March 10, 2021 Aquarium aerial survey team captures breathtaking photos of right whale mother and calf in southern New England waters
March 4, 2021 Bluespotted maskrays born at New England Aquarium
March 1, 2021 Aquarium scientists urge more aggressive measures to reduce entanglement risk for North Atlantic right whales
March 1, 2021 Statement on proposed federal rule to reduce risk of whale entanglements
Feb. 24, 2021 Study finds human-caused North Atlantic right whale deaths are being undercounted
Feb. 10, 2021 Ice sculpture on Central Wharf Plaza to celebrate 40 years of Aquarium’s Right Whale Research Program
Feb. 9, 2021 New statewide report urges fast action to address increasing ocean acidification in Massachusetts waters
Feb. 3, 2021 Aquarium to welcome back visitors on February 5, media invited to reopening
Jan. 28, 2021 Sea turtle rescue operation deemed a success amid pandemic
Jan. 27, 2021 Aquarium applauds signing of latest executive order addressing climate crisis
Jan. 26, 2021 New England Aquarium to reopen on February 5
Jan. 20, 2021 Statement on Monument being recognized in first day of executive actions
Jan. 20, 2021 Statement on United States reentering Paris Climate Agreement
Jan. 14, 2021 New BBC nature series focuses on Cape Cod sea turtle rescues
Jan. 12, 2021 Study finds future too warm for baby sharks
Dec. 29, 2020 Five new members join Aquarium Board of Trustees
Dec. 21, 2020 New Population of Blue Whales Discovered in the Western Indian Ocean
Dec. 17, 2020 Sightings of three North Atlantic right whale calves this month offer some hope for the critically endangered species
Dec. 16, 2020 Cape Cod’s annual sea turtle rescue season sets new records
Dec. 3, 2020 New North Atlantic right whale names for 2020 unveiled
Nov. 28, 2020 Organizations come together to save endangered turtles after transport flight encounters challenges
Nov. 23, 2020 Sea turtle rescue and rehab work continues during ongoing stranding season
Nov. 19, 2020 Increasing number of stranded sea turtles receiving life-saving care at Aquarium
Nov. 17, 2020 Study improves ability to predict how whales travel through their ocean habitat
Nov. 12, 2020 New England Aquarium announces Virtual Academy programming for students
Oct. 30, 2020 New England Aquarium seals get in Halloween spirit
Oct. 29, 2020 Statement on North Atlantic right whale population estimate
Oct. 28, 2020 SeaAhead and New England Aquarium announce the BlueSwell incubator’s first cohort of selected startups
Oct. 16, 2020 New England Aquarium scientists identify entangled North Atlantic right whale off New Jersey as 4-year-old male
Oct. 8, 2020 Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales continue to move as feeding patterns shift this summer
Oct. 2020 New England Aquarium announces theme nights for extended late Fridays
Sept. 8, 2020 New Octopus, Tatoosh, Makes Debut at New England Aquarium
Sept. 2020 New England Aquarium announces extended late Friday nights and new Fall hours
Aug. 24, 2020 Aquarium researchers spot over 950 animals at Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
August 17, 2020 New England Aquarium welcomes two respected shark experts to the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life
July 30, 2020 New England Aquarium announces reopening of Simons Theatre on Aug. 1 at reduced capacity
July 16, 2020 New England Aquarium opposes continued weakening of U.S. environmental laws
July 9, 2020 New England Aquarium calls for US, Canadian governments to take stronger actions to save North Atlantic right whales
July 7, 2020 New England Aquarium announces reopening plans for July 16
June 29, 2020 New England Aquarium launches virtual animal encounters
June 28, 2020 North Atlantic right whale found dead off New Jersey identified
June 18, 2020 SeaAhead and New England Aquarium announce launch of BlueSwell Incubator Program
June 16, 2020 Study evaluates stress level of rehabilitated sea turtles during transport to warmer waters
June 8, 2020 Aquarium mounts letter-writing campaign to oppose President Trump’s rollback of protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
June 5, 2020 Statement on Trump Administration’s rollback of protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
May 13, 2020 Right whales and their calves on the move into Canada
May 1, 2020 New England Aquarium launches live web cameras
Apr. 23, 2020 Individual North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer condition than Southern right whales, study finds
Apr. 16, 2020 New England Aquarium ceases marine mammal field responses; NOAA to assist with seal, dolphin, and whale strandings as of May 1
Apr. 14, 2020 New England Aquarium urges Congress to support $6 billion in emergency relief funding for U.S. aquariums, zoos, and museums
Apr. 10, 2020 Statement on federal judge’s ruling in support of North Atlantic right whale protections
Apr. 3, 2020 New England Aquarium takes decisive cost-cutting measures designed to preserve the long-term viability of the institution in the face of COVID-19
Apr. 3, 2020 North Atlantic right whales continue springtime influx into Massachusetts waters
Mar. 31, 2020 Rescued sea turtles from New England Aquarium flown to Georgia and released back into the wild
Mar. 30, 2020 North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog public website, documenting more than 750 endangered whales since 1935, gets re-boot
Mar. 30, 2020 Actor Alan Alda’s podcast features New England Aquarium octopus and author Sy Montgomery
Mar. 16, 2020 Aquarium offering virtual programming during temporary closures
Mar. 11, 2020 New England Aquarium announces temporary closure in response to COVID-19 outbreak
Mar. 3, 2020 New England Aquarium and Zoo New England join new national partnership to protect America’s turtles, end illegal trafficking
Feb. 28, 2020 North Atlantic right whale spotted entangled, in poor health off coast of Nantucket
Feb. 27, 2020 New England Aquarium Statement Regarding the Harbor Garage Development Proposed by The Chiofaro Company and Prudential
Feb. 26, 2020 Aquarium researchers spot endangered blue whales at Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Feb. 18, 2020 “Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker” Premieres at Simons Theatre
Feb. 13, 2020 Rare blue lobster – only 1 in 2 million in the wild – donated to Aquarium and now on view
Feb. 11, 2020 Aquarium joins 15 other aquariums in support of landmark bill to reduce plastic pollution
Feb. 2020 Study of whales and shipping patterns in the Pacific Ocean has implications for North Atlantic right whales
Feb. 2020 For February school vacation, “Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker,” premieres at Aquarium’s newly renovated Simons Theatre as part of sea lion, seal campaign
Jan. 6, 2020 Harmonia spotted with new calf off the Georgia coast

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