Blue York


Many majestic whale species inhabit the waters off New York. Yet much about them remains a mystery. One thing we do know is that they face a number of serious threats.


With our partners at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, we've launched a buoy (which you helped us nickname, Melville) to listen in and learn about the whales right under our noses. You can get the latest data from our two buoys, the first buoy (SE, same location as Melville) and another buoy to the NW here.

Talking New York's Whales With Science Friday

October 2, 2017

WCS’s Howard Rosenbaum and Mindi Rekdahl talk real-time tracking of New York’s whales on Science Friday!

Why Are Whales Returning?

August 29, 2017

ABC-News talks with WCS’s Howard Rosenbaum about why whales are returning to New York’s once-polluted waters.

Check in With Whales in NY Waters

August 18, 2017

The New York Times recently checked in with WCS’s Howard Rosenbaum and other researches on the latest whale activity in New York’s waters.

Melville Keeps Detecting Right Whale Calls

December 1, 2016

It has continued to pick up the sounds during nine of the last eleven days.