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Bulletin: Coastal Dune Protection & Restoration This bulletin addresses restoration of the dynamic frontal coastal sand dune system with sand fencing and ‘Cape’ American beachgrass. Other typical Northeast area dune plants, such as Rosa Rugosa, Bayberry, and Beach Plum occupy more stable secondary and backdune areas.

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Bulletin: What is That Sticking Out of the Sand? A joint product of Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, “What is that sticking out of the sand?” by Christopher Maio and Greg Berman describes “new” discoveries exposed thanks to coastal storms and erosion.

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Bulletin: Some Liability Issues for Massachusetts Shellfish Farmers As Massachusetts’ shellfish aquaculture industry continues to grow, issues of risk and liability may arise. This bulletin describes some of the potential risks and liabilities, while providing some tips for protecting shellfish farmers, shellfish consumers, and the public from harm.

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Bulletin: New Shoreline Change Data Reveal Massachusetts is Eroding Approximately 75 percent of the U.S. ocean shoreline is eroding. Massachusetts’ ocean-facing shore is no exception. A recent study of shoreline change in Massachusetts by the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant Program, and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension reveals that approximately 68 percent,…

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Bulletin: Clam Tents: A New Approach to Soft-Shell Clam Culture and Management Soft-shell clams, Mya arenaria, are an enigma to scientists, managers, and shellfish harvesters in southeastern Massachusetts and throughout the bivalve’s range. One year, clams may settle in very dense concentrations, while, the following year, there may be no soft-shell clam recruitment at the…

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