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Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter

May 2022

From the Director

Education: We're Back in the Classroom!

Research: Maximizing Surf Clam Aquaculture in a Changing Climate

Research: Project Measures Views on Seals and Sharks

Extension: Getting a Leg Up on Floodplain Management

Program Announcements

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From the Director

 As one of 34 Sea Grant programs, we apply for funding in multi-year increments through submission of an Omnibus proposal to NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. I am pleased to report that our funding application for 2022-23 was recently…

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We’re Back in the Classroom!

Woods Hole Sea Grant’s COAST program is back in the classroom! In February, after nearly two years of virtual programming, WHSG educator Grace Simpkins returned to schools in Falmouth, Barnstable, Mashpee, and beyond, providing in-person, hands-on coastal ocean science lessons…

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Maximizing Surf Clam Aquaculture in a Changing Climate

If you’ve ever walked along the beach and found a giant clam shell, big enough to bring home and use as a soap dish, you’ve seen a surf clam. And if you’ve ever enjoyed a bowl clam chowder or a…

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Research Measures Views on Seals and Sharks

Newly released research results highlight striking differences and some similarities in the way visitors, voters, and commercial fishermen view seals and white sharks on Cape Cod. The findings of the Woods Hole Sea Grant-funded project can help advance marine conservation,…

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Getting a Leg Up on Floodplain Management

Providing guidance to regulators and builders on floodplain management  is part of Woods Hole Sea Grant’s mission to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources. When it comes to building in a floodplain – areas at…

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Knauss Fellow Profile: Violet Doucette

Woods Hole Sea Grant sponsored three 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows from Massachusetts. They are among 68 fellows placed in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. In this issue we profile Violet Doucette, who began her fellowship in…

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Program Announcements

News Release: Woods Hole Sea Grant Launches $1.5 Million in Coastal Research Projects for 2022-2023

(Woods Hole, MA) – The Woods Hole Sea Grant program has awarded researchers from Massachusetts funds to support five new projects addressing an array of pressing coastal issues. The funded projects focus on economically and environmentally important issues in the Massachusetts coastal environment, including mortality of striped bass in the recreational fishery, the design of…

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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Underway Through June 30

Five transfer stations across Cape Cod are accepting clean shrink wrap through June 30, 2022. Woods Hole Sea Grant is partnering with Barnstable County and five towns across the Cape to collect and recycle boat shrink wrap. Cape residents can bring clean, rolled shrink wrap to transfer stations in Bourne, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Wellfleet.  Thanks…

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Dune Poster Student Art Contest

See all the winning works Thanks to all the students who participated in our dune poster student art contest! We received so many creative works demonstrating the need to protect fragile dune ecosystems. Some of the winning art will be used on posters at beaches across Cape Cod and the islands.  

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Lucy Perkins Selected NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

Lucy Perkins has been awarded a NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship. The Coastal Management Fellowship offers postgraduate students on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy, placing them in states across the U.S. to work on projects that address critical coastal management topics such as community resilience, climate adaptation, and environmental justice. Perkins…

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