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Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter

August 2022

Education: Girls in Science Is Underway! 

Research: High School Student Helps Develop "TideRider" VIrtual Buoy

Extension: Teaching the Teachers About Sea-level Rise, Storms, and Flooding

Meet Our Summer Interns

Knauss Fellow Profile

Graduate Research Fellows Focus on Microplastics and Seabirds

Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Three 2023 Knauss Fellows

Seen on the Beach

Girls In Science Program Is Underway!

Summer is in full swing and our Girls in Science program is underway! Ten fellows arrived in Woods Hole on Sunday, Aug. 7, to begin the first week-long session. A second cohort of fellows arrive on Aug. 14. Woods Hole…

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High School Student Helps Develop TideRider “Virtual Buoy”

Over the past four years, Mike Jakuba, a senior engineer at WHOI, has worked with Brookline High School student Patrick McGuire to build the next generation coastal profiling platform, an inexpensive “virtual buoy” and a platform for other sensors. The…

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Teaching the teachers about Sea-level Rise, Storms and Flooding

Woods Hole Sea Grant extension agents Greg Berman and Shannon Hulst teamed up with Education Specialist Grace Simpkins to share their knowledge and expertise with a group of educators at a day-long workshop in July. Looking at sea level data…

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Meet Our Summer Interns

Carolyn King is a senior at Bridgewater State University, who is studying psychology and is a participant in the Sea Grant Community Engaged Internship program. A first generation Cape Verdean-American, Carolyn has been busy researching connections between Cape Verdean and…

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Graduate Research Fellows Focus on Microplastics and Seabirds

Woods Hole  and MIT Sea Grant Programs Announce Two New Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellows   August 8, 2022 – Last August, the Woods Hole and MIT Sea Grant programs announced a new joint fellowship program to support Massachusetts…

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Knauss Fellow Profile: Tricia Perez

Hometown: Brookeville, Maryland Area of research focus/interest: Fisheries Science & Management and Ocean Renewable Energy What are you doing during your Knauss Fellowship? I am placed within the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO)…

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2023 Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Woods Hole Sea Grant was proud to sponsor three successful Knauss Fellowship finalists.  The finalists will begin their fellowship placements in 2023. Sophia Ly Ly graduated in Dec. 2021 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Northeastern…

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Seen on the Beach

Preserving dunes is a primary defense against flooding.

How excited were we to see one of our new dune signs installed at Millway Beach in Barnstable!?! This sign is just one of several that feature winning artwork from a contest we held last winter.  Students from across Massachusetts created artworks to depict the need to protect dunes from foot traffic. Dunes provide habitat for many animals including rare birds and they are the first line of defense against storms, waves, and flooding.  The students also voted in our winning sign slogan: Dunes protect us -- let's protect them!  These signs, provided free to towns, can now be seen at beaches throughout Massachusetts.

» See more student dune art

A small seahorse in the palm of a hand

Look what Sea Grant Research Coordinator Jennie Rheuban found while doing some sampling in Barnstable this summer! "This is the first seahorse I've ever seen in the wild!" says Rheuban. Cape Cod is the northern limit of the seahorse's range, but it's rare to see one. This little one had attached itself to an oyster cage. After admiring it, she released released it and watched it swim away.

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