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2011-08-04 08:51:18

Tracking their dinner may be the best way to help North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay avoid being hit by recreational and commercial boats, according to a team of researchers who studied the whales for two years. "Auto-detection buoys are making a remarkable attempt at recording the whale sounds to show when whales are in the area," said Susan Parks, assistant professor of acoustics and ecology and senior research associate, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. "But North Atlantic...

2009-10-12 10:00:00

MARSHFIELD, Mass., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Runner Charter, in keeping with the times, has announced the launching of their new and improved informational website. With advances in technology in the sport fishing industry, having a Internet Information Center allows Ocean Runner Charter to keep their clients abreast of the latest deep sea fishing news. Specializing in cod fishing cape cod and tuna fishing cape cod, Ocean Runner Charter delivers a unique experience before, during and...

2009-05-04 11:28:00

More than 10,000 Pounds of Marine Debris Collected in Effort to Protect the Right Whales' Habitat SANDWICH, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellwagen Alive announced today a record 10,000 pounds of marine debris has been netted to protect more than 70 endangered Right whales that use the waters between Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary as their spring feeding area. As part of a two-year initiative to locate and remove marine debris harmful to the Stellwagen Bank...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun. 25--Last of 3 parts A charter officer of the nonprofit corporation created to support a more aggressive approach to federal management of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has resigned in the face of what she describes as a bias against commercial fishing. "I felt like the group had an attitude that was anti-fishing," Dale Brown told the Times yesterday Brown said she resigned a month ago from Stellwagen Alive:...

2008-06-24 02:25:00

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun. 23--First of 3 parts Fifteen years after Congress and the first President Bush established an ocean sanctuary just over the horizon from Gloucester, a struggle over Stellwagen Bank has begun. It pits the agency charged with protecting the sanctuary against many of the interests from which it is being protected -- notably commercial fishermen. It also raises difficult questions about the meaning of the word "sanctuary" when applied to...

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2008-04-28 14:40:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of smart buoys. The buoys recognize whales' distinctive calls and route the information to a public Web site and a marine warning system, giving ships the chance to avoid deadly collisions.The 10-buoy Right Whale Listening Network - developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - is arriving barely in time for the beleaguered...

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2008-04-01 15:35:00

3-D Blueprint Could Serve as National and International ModelLike sentinels at their posts, an array of buoys equipped with underwater microphones and other sensors will be on duty in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Massachusetts for the next 30 months, recording sounds from whales, fish, ships and other sources around the clock.  NOAA marine mammal scientists will analyze the biological sounds to help develop a global monitoring network for ocean noise, an...

2005-07-23 10:01:10

BOSTON -- When geologist Page Valentine steams out for a trip off the state's picturesque coastline, he's far more interested in what he can't see. Valentine has been using sophisticated sonar to map 1,400 square miles of ocean floor off the Massachusetts coast for 11 years. He's discovered networks of underwater ridges and valleys, the remains of long-forgotten shipwrecks and underwater gouges left by ancient icebergs. Valentine sees the maps as a basic tool for government regulators who...


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Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua
2013-10-17 09:04:10

The Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) is a well-known benthopelagic food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It’s also commercially known as cod, coding, or haberdine. Within the western Atlantic Ocean, cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and around both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic, it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Sea of the Hebrides, areas around Iceland and the Barents Sea....

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