About NECWA

New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is a non-profit environmental organization based in southeastern Massachusetts. NECWA is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of marine wildlife that live and feed in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine.

NECWA focuses on local issues in the New England area and collaborates with various private, government and non-government organizations to achieve its many goals. Through our research projects and educational outreach activities, we work to protect the whales, dolphins, seabirds, seals, basking sharks, ocean sunfish and the other unique coastal marine wildlife off New England.

All fundraising events help support NECWA's many projects and activities related to educational outreach, research, and conservation. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit, allowing 100% of all donations to support the work we do on behalf of marine wildlife.

Get Salt? Help NECWA purchase a commercial-grade model of Salt, the most famous humpback whale that feeds off Cape Cod each season. This life-sized model will be used in NECWA's educational outreach programs for kids of all ages. To learn more or to donate today, go to our GoFundMe site by clicking HERE

PACTV Community News - NECWA! Plymouth Public Access Channel recently visited the NECWA office to learn more about our many projects and activities in the New England area. Check out this short YouTube video and hear from some of our NECWA staff. To view, click HERE

  • Donate

    NECWA is a 501(c)3 organization. Help support activities sponsored by the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance by making a tax deductible donation today.

  • Shop

    Visit NECWA's new online store and shop to protect marine wildlife. T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats, magnet, buttons and so much more. All purchases go to support NECWA's many projects and activities.

Report A Sighting

Basking Shark

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead basking shark that you saw from a boat or from the shore.

report sighting

Ocean Sunfish

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead ocean sunfish that you saw from a boat or from the shore.

report sighting

Diamondback Terrapin

Use this form to submit your sighting of a live or dead diamondback terrapin that you saw from a boat or from the shore.

report sighting

Other Marine Wildlife

Marine wildlife occasionally strand along the shores of New England, including bays, rivers and tidal marshes. If the stranded animal is alive, it is important to get experienced personnel on site as soon as possible. If the stranded animal is dead, then various organizations will want to examine the carcass to support their research and management efforts. For information on the government or non-government organizations in your area that respond to strandings, as well as the dos and don'ts for responders, visit our Marine Wildlife Stranding page.

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