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Proposed Stellwagen Designated Habitat Research Area & Reference Area

Click here to learn more about the NEFMC "preferred alternative" as part of DRAFT Omnibus Amendment 2.

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  New Sanctuary Advisory Council Recruitment
The Sanctuary Advisory Council is recruiting for one Research Primary Member and one Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing Alternate. Deadline to apply is 31 December 2014. Please click here for the Recruitment Application. The Federal Register Notice can be viewed here.

  43rd Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
The 43rd Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, at the Plymouth Yacht Club in Plymouth MA, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Click here to view the Agenda.

  Research Coordinator Discusses Whales and Sand Lance
Sanctuary Research Coordinator, Dr. David Wiley discusses whales and sand lance in the Sanctuary with CBS. Click here to watch the segment.External Website

  2014 Marine Art Contest Winners Announced
Winners and honorable mention selections for the annual Marine Art Contest for grades K-12 were announced by the Massachusetts Marine Educators and the sanctuary. Click here for the press release. Winning art can be viewed here.
Sister Sanctuary Program    
For the first time, international marine sanctuaries are joining together to protect a migratory marine mammal species – the humpback whale – on both ends of its range.
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Hear sounds made by humans and whales in the marine environment.

Whale Alert App

Whale Alert app to aid mariners and protect right whales

Whale Sense

WHALE SENSE is a program for responsible whale-watching from Maine to Virginia. External Website

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Stellwagen Bank was named one of the world’s Top 10 Whale Watching Sites according to USA Today.

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Save Whales at Stellwagen BankExternal Website



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September - October 2014 Issue
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This issue includes:
NOAA/NEFSC cod study shows Stellwagen link
Drifters indicate importance of sanctuary area
Tags reveal shearwater movements
Version 2.0 of Whale Alert released
Check out our Top 10 Halloween species
Exhibit extends stay at Museum of Science

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