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

Seven new research projects sponsored by Woods Hole Sea Grant will focus on priority issues in the Massachusetts coastal environment, including shark-seal-human interactions, microplastics sources and fate in marine ecosystems, river herring population studies, and coastal resiliency. The two-year projects will be conducted by researchers at Massachusetts academic institutions and…

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Microplastics in the Marine Environment

In 2020, recognizing the growing problem of marine debris in the environment, Woods Hole Sea Grant funded two new research projects that aim to better understand the sources, transport and uptake of microplastics by certain wild and cultured sea food. “Microplastics have many sources, shapes and sizes in the marine…

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Shark Research: The Rewilding of Cape Cod

A fatal shark attack in Wellfleet on Cape Cod in 2018 has heightened the focus on protecting beachgoers from sharks. While the means of doing that is a subject of intense debate, many proposed actions involved new technologies and the need for increased awareness of sharks in the environment. Three…

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Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

Educators from as close as Falmouth and as far away as Connecticut came to the Waquoit Bay National Research Reserve (WBNERR) on October 29th to participate in Woods Hole Sea Grant’s popular teacher professional development workshop series, Topics in Oceanography.  This day-long event, sponsored by Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG),…

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Girls in Science Videos

In our last issue of Coastal Impacts, you read about our Girls in Science summer program for young women, age 16 - 18, who spent a week in Woods Hole learning about marine mammal bioacoustics.  Now you can see for yourself! Check out these two new videos about the program -- a partnership with Earthwatch Institute.

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