Celebrating New England’s ocean treasures
From breaching whales to deep sea coral, we highlighted New England's amazing ocean places this week
This week, we celebrated New England’s amazing ocean places.
Home to breaching whales, dive-bombing seabirds and even centuries old coral, the ocean ecosystems off the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut gave us a lot to work with. Between the whale-haven of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the deep kelp forest at Cashes Ledge, and the mysterious depths of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, we were able to share stories of the ocean life that relies on our seas.
Here is a selection of the best posts from the week of celebration:
Next on our tour of ocean treasures: #CashesLedge, located in the Gulf of Maine, is home to the largest coldwater kelp forest in the eastern US.
We got to discover more about this kelp wonderland from Prof. Jon Witman (@WitmanLab) on our June webinar: https://t.co/PKOYYcFtJj
— Environment America (@EnvAm) September 12, 2022
You don’t have to dive deep to see incredible ocean life at Stellwagen Bank: you might spot a humpback fluke or a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale feeding at the surface!
Check out these photos by @NOAASBNMS and @sanctuaries. https://t.co/nPZj2tIguy pic.twitter.com/UdRcEijyn4
— Environment Maine (@EnvironmentME) September 14, 2022
Seabirds ❤️ ocean refuges! Meet some of the birds living in the Northeast #CanyonsAndSeamounts Marine National Monument and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (@NOAASBNMS) /1 pic.twitter.com/W81VsFahrk
— Environment America (@EnvAm) September 14, 2022
New England's ocean treasures are full of life. 🐋🐬🐳
Spotted from the sky on a recent @neaq/@centeroceanlife flight over the Northeast #CanyonsAndSeamounts Marine National Monument: ocean sunfish, pilot whales, a whale shark, and more! https://t.co/dUAvMIb3B1
— Environment Massachusetts (@EnvironmentMA) September 14, 2022
How about?: Read my article on science of the Canyons & Seamounts in the article below — Where No One Has Gone Before.
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