Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother's Day Whale Watch Special - May 10, 2015

Join Krill Carson, the NECWA interns and Plymouth Whale Watching for a very special first trip to the 2015 whale watch season. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Join us for a whale watch on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets are $25 for this special Mother's Day Event. We leave aboard the Son IV from the State Pier at 10 am.

We will be heading to Stellwagen Bank and the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to view a variety of marine wildlife. We hope to have amazing views of endangered baleen whales like humpback whales, finback whales, and North Atlantic right whales. We could see other marine wildlife as well, including grey seals, basking sharks and seabirds.

Call for your reservation today and lets kick off the 2015 whale watch season in style!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Right Whale Days at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

On Monday, April 20th, NECWA had a great time at Right Whale Days sponsored by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Mary, Val and Krill worked with the kids to make and decorate origami right whales and right whale flukes. Not only did we have lots of fun, but we also were able to sneak in a lot of content and information about whales and other marine wildlife. 

Lots of fun by one and all. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a fabulous place to visit and is appropriate for kids of all ages. Check out their website at

Herring Run Festival in Middleboro

We had a great time at the second annual Herring Run Festival in Middleboro this spring. Over 6,500 attended this two day event. Not only were the numbers of participants strong, but the herring were strong.

NECWA created a new activity just for this festival. Krill created a "Herring Heart" activity where kids could color and learn about river herring and their importance to the food web. The kids had lots of fun decorating their heart and we did too. 

A big thank you to the NECWA staff and interns who volunteered their time to man the NECWA tent over the course of this festival. Thank you to Krill, Mary, Will, Amanda, Jack and Mary Lou. 

Wonderful Time at Paint Night

Thanks to everyone who attended our first annual paint night at Studio Life Arts in Fall River. We had a great time painting a humpback whale fluking off Race Point, Provincetown. Many NECWA staff, interns and friends joined us for what turned out to be an incredible evening.

A big thank you to Holi and Ronda from Studio Life Arts for a job well done. We had so much fun that we hope to return soon for another paint night event!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Paint Night Fundraiser for NECWA

Humpback whale off Race Point.
Join NECWA for our first annual 
Paint Night Fundraiser

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6 - 8 pm.
$40 per person

Support NECWA by painting the night away at 
Studio Life Art in Fall River, MA. 

Create your own whale painting (see above), inspired by watching whales off Race Point. Instruction from Holli Faria, owner of Studio Life Art.

 $40 per person includes everything you need to create your own masterpiece (canvas, paint, brushes, and smocks)! 

 Light refreshments (non-alcoholic) and appetizers included. 

Come join us for a relaxing evening filled with art, friends, laughter, and support the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance!

To register, click HERE

NECWA is an all volunteer group so all proceeds go to support our many projects and activities.

Register below through our Constant Contact Event site. Pay using PayPal or a check. Hope to see you there!

Space is limited so make your reservation today! Click the link below to register online. 

For additional information about this event, email Krill Carson at or call 508-566-0009.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you at this very fun event.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 17, 2015 Sea Turtle Necropsies at WHOI

We had a very successful Saturday at the Necropsy Facility at WHOI. Over 60 sea turtle carcasses were necropsied on this day which is a top number for us. NECWA will continue to attend these Saturday sessions until all 400+ carcasses are examined. 

First Sea Turtle Necropsy of the 2015 Season - January 10, 2015

Our first Saturday session for sea turtle necropsies down at WHOI was a success. NECWA and Mass Audubon at Wellfleet Bay partnered together once again to run these events. Over 40 sea turtle carcasses were examined and most were the Kemp's ridley sea turtle. We also had a chance to examine 1 green sea turtle and 1 loggerhead sea turtle. 

We have over 400 carcasses to examine this spring due to the high number of cold-stunned sea turtles that stranded on the shores of Cape Cod this past fall and winter. So we will be having a very busy necropsy season. 

Great teamwork by one and all included NECWA staff members Mary and Ashleen and last summer's intern Sam. Also joining us as Will, our newest NECWA members and a BSU student. And BSU student Michael Campbell, also joined in. Michael is a research student at BSU who is working with Krill and Bob to investigate connections between sea turtle standings and wind/current patterns using Arc GIS.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End-of-year Donation to NECWA

Thank you for your consideration.

From all of us at NECWA

Monday, December 29, 2014

Give to NECWA

Happy Holidays from all of us at NECWA.

If you are thinking about making a year-end donation for 2014, then please consider NECWA. We are a small, grassroots organization that does BIG things. 

NECWA is a registered 501(c) 3 organization so all donations are tax-deductible.

Any donation, big or small, makes a difference for it supports our many projects and activities. 

Any donation counts, small or large. 

NECWA helps protect marine wildlife in our New England waters through research projects, educational outreach and conservation activities including:
  • studying marine wildlife from commercial whale-watching boats
  • rescuing and studying ocean sunfish and sea turtles 
  • offering an internship program for high school and college students
  • conducting beach cleanups to collect marine debris
  • offering free or reduced-priced educational programs for kids of all ages
  • working with college students on research projects focused on various topics and issues regarding marine wildlife
  • providing research samples and information to government and non-government organizations to support current knowledge and understanding on marine wildlife in New England
  • sponsoring a community-sighting network (NEBShark) for basking sharks and ocean sunfish seen in our New England waters
and so much more.

NECWA is an all volunteer group which means that close to 100% of any donation goes directly to the projects and activities that we oversee. Can't get better than that! 

To donate, 
go to our website at 
and give through either Just Give or PayPal. 

Or send in a check to NECWA at the address below. 

Thank you for considering NECWA for a year-end donation.  

Best to all,

Marine Biologist and President, NECWA
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance

11 Clarence Soule Drive
Middleboro, MA  02346 

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