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Marine Educational Resources For Use During School Closures


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Important Announcement About 2020 Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

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

Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

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


Enjoying Oysters Safely in Massachusetts


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

New Compostable Serviceware Guide

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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Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Three For Knauss Fellowship

July 21, 2020

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

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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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2020-2022 Program Guide Now Available

February 27, 2020

The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program supports research, education, and extension projects that encourage environmental stewardship, long-term economic development, and…

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Save the Date!

February 5, 2020

Science at Our Shores: Woods Hole Sea Grant Research Symposium Friday, March 6, 2020 1 PM – 4:30 PM Woods…

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The smiles on the faces of Chef Beriau’s family as they tasted his dish indicate we are all in for a treat when local shucked oysters become available! Check out the full report of our shucked #oyster cook off at @acfcapecod @FishAlliance

Right now, if you want local #shuckedoysters, you need to shuck your own. But we are exploring the potential for a shucked #oyster market in #Massachusetts. #mickberiau #BarnstableCounty #capecodcooperativeextension#shellfish @FishAlliance @WellfleetSPAT

Do you love local #Massachusetts #oysters? Chef Michael Beriau does. He made Butter Poached Oyster Tartlets with Hollandaise Sauce using shucked oysters we provided & said he would purchase local shucked oysters if they were available. Did we mention he butter poached them?! 1/3

Chef used his local gems to make a #HyannisportClub favorite - Bang Bang Fried Oysters. He said they have “a nice briny smell” & “a great size and texture.” Fry your own local oysters and top them with Chef's Sweet Chili - recipe attached! @FishAlliance @CapeCodGov #seafood 2/2

It's dinner time for many of us right now, so thought we'd tempt you with some more of our #oyster cook-off results - this time from #CapeCod-based Chef Nicholas Reney of the #HyannisportClub who says "We have the best oysters in the world in our own backyard!" @FishAlliance 1/2

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