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Option B
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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.

  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

  2015 Marine Art Contest Underway Announced
The 2015 Massachusetts Marine Educators Marine Art Contest, co-sponsored by the sanctuary, is now underway and open to all K-12 students. 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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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.

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Save Whales at Stellwagen BankExternal Website



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September - October 2014 Issue
Download the latest issue of Stellwagen Bank E–Notes.

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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