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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: WHSG Supports Seven Efforts to Broaden Participation in Marine Sciences

Sharks, Seals and Microplastics Among Research Topics Funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant

Marine Educational Resources Used During 2019-2020 School Closures


Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

Woods Hole Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Acidification Monitoring "Blitz" 


Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science



Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

Putting science to work for Massachusetts' coastal communities

A part of the NOAA-funded National Sea Grant Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant supports coastal communities through research, extension and education.

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

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"What makes Sea Grant unique is that it facilitates the transfer of scientific results so that people can use it. And it provides a great opportunity to support fundamental science."
- Jeff Donnelly, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"I always bring back something to use in the classroom--lessons, videos, ideas, or actual physical artifacts. These workshops have strengthened my teaching and bring excitement to the subject matter." 
- Middle school teacher, a participant in the WHSG Topics in Oceanography workshops

“Sea Grant has been a hugely impactful program for guiding my research focus over the past several years. It has provided ... a great opportunity to produce fundamental research in coastal marine ecology while working and communicating with local communities and industry stakeholders who rely on coastal ecosystem health, especially in the Cape Cod and Islands region.”  
- Jeanette Wheeler, MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate

“Woods Hole Sea Grant’s ongoing efforts to support our industry’s remarkable growth--through water quality and disease monitoring--have proved crucial time and again."
- Chris Sherman, Island Creek Oyster

"Woods Hole Sea Grant has enabled the Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network (KEEN) to get off the ground and expand. Without the funding from WHSG we wouldn’t be able to expand our efforts in New England. It’s been incredibly valuable and useful." - Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of biology, UMass Boston

“Sea Grant is seminal – the grants may be modest but they help generate preliminary data and fundamental improvements to a regional issue that can then leap frog into something with even more funding and significance." - Scott Lindell, research specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Woods Hole Sea Grant supports scientists from institutions throughout Massachusetts and beyond, conducting research in the areas of marine life, coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, stormwater management and tourism.


Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension are partnered to provide reliable technical and science‐based information on fisheries and aquaculture and coastal processes and hazards to distinct stakeholders within our region.


Sea Grant educators and communicators provide valuable leadership in marine and aquatic science education activities for K‐8 students, professional development workshops for educators, and public education and outreach in coastal communities.

News and Events

Woods Hole Sea Grant Supports Seven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Projects

August 10, 2020

Woods Hole Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive marine science programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs,…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Three For Knauss Fellowship

August 10, 2020

Three candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program are among the finalists for the 2021 class of the John…

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Eat an Oyster, Support a Local Farmer

August 3, 2020

Did you know oyster farming has economic, environmental, health, and social benefits for our communities? Check out our short video about oyster farming in Massachusetts.

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New Compostable Serviceware Guide Available

July 23, 2020

A new “Compostable Food Serviceware Buying Guide” aims to provide restaurants and other food service businesses alternatives to plastic take-out…

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New Handbook Helps Homeowner’s Prepare for Natural Hazards

July 16, 2020

To help homeowners protect their family and their property from these hazards, Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension have produced the newly updated Massachusetts Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards.

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Update: Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

April 6, 2020

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the boat shrink wrap recycling collection program operated by Woods Hole Sea…

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#Seals search fishing nets for an easy meal, a phenomenon known as #depredation. But oftentimes that behavior has lethal consequences. With an eye on the nets, scientists are looking for ways to save the animal & the catch (Funding from @marinesanctuary)

Caught on camera: Scientists and fishermen team up to film seals in fishing nets

Seals find ease in taking a meal already ensnared in wall-like gillnets cast by fishermen, but at what cost? WHOI biologist Andrea Bogomolni works wit...

So exciting to see this newest cohort of @NOAAFisheries @SeaGrant Population & Ecosystem Dynamics Fellows! Congratulations all round, & especially to @ahartofthesea of @UMassD_SMAST @thefaylab (#ProudAdvisor) as well as @UMassDCAS alum @frenchita_ ! 🎉🐟🌊🖥️

Whether you’re in your classroom or teaching online, back to school looks very different this year. #Teachers: We are still here for you! Here’s our “best of the best” education resources that you can use in and out of the classroom:

We're pleased to have sponsored Amanda Hart of @UMassD_SMAST for this joint fellowship. Amanda will be tackling technical interactions in #ecosystem-based #fisheriesmanagement through management strategy evaluation at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) in #WoodsHole.

We're pleased to have sponsored Amanda Hart of @UMassD_SMAST for this joint fellowship. Amanda will be tackling technical interactions in #ecosystem-based #fisheriesmanagement through management strategy evaluation at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) in #WoodsHole.
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Sea Grant & @NOAAFisheries welcome 10 joint fellowship recipients for 2020! Learn about this doctoral fellowship that supports early career scientists and advances fisheries management. Meet the new class: #SustainableFisheries #WhySeaGrant #CareerPipeline

Storm surge can flood both coastal and inland communities. When officials say it’s time to evacuate, go!

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