Press Releases


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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
Dec. 26, 2019 Sea turtle ice sculpture takes over Central Wharf plaza