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On the proposed Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area and Northern Reference Area

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  Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
The next Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12th, 9:30 am to 3pm, at the Holiday Inn in Rockland MA. The Agenda will be forthcoming.

  The Stellwagen Christmas Bird Count Summary
The Stellwagen Christmas Bird Count team set out on Dec. 16 for a day's voyage on the R/V Auk to count sanctuary birds. Click here for a summary of the trip.

  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

  Download New 2015 Marine Art Calendar;
  2015 Marine Art Contest Underway Announced
A 2015 Marine Art Calendar featuring winning art from the 2014 Massachusetts Marine Educators annual marine art contest is now available for downloading. Click here for the 15.8MB version; click here for the 4.1MB version. The 2015 art contest for students in grades K-12 is now underway with a deadline of May 1, 2015. The Theme is "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Click here for a brochure with rules and entry information. Deadline is May 1, 2015.
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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Visit one of the sanctuary's exhibits or take a virtual tour. External Website

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

Whale watching

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

Oceans Frontier

Save Whales at Stellwagen BankExternal Website



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January 2015 Issue
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Gliders Retrieved
Tick-Tocking Whales
Christmas Bird Count Tally
Sanctuary Staff Receive Awards
First Stage in Boathouse Renovations
Whale Alert Included in Major Commercial

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