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From the Director: 50 years of WHOI Sea Grant

WHOI Sea Grant 50th anniversary logo

This year, WHOI Sea Grant is celebrating 50 years of research, extension, education and outreach. To kick off our celebration, we enlisted the help of WHOI graphic designer Riley Orlando to develop an anniversary logo.

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Understanding the Rewilding of Cape Cod

Cape Cod’s white shark and gray seal populations have been growing, and with them, so has the desire to understand these changes and impacts on both the ecosystem and our coastline useage. With research funding from WHOI Sea Grant, the…

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Growing Oysters from Small Seeds

A new publication from WHOI Sea Grant’s extension program gives guidance on growing oysters from small seeds. Aquaculturists begin the process of growing oysters by buying juvenile oysters – or “seed” – from a hatchery. Seed is generally harder…

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Bringing a Week of Marine Conservation Back Home

Ella Niederhelman describes her experiences in the Girls in Science program last summer. From analyzing data in the lab to time on the water spent collecting it, “I had an extraordinary opportunity,” she writes. And then she brought what she learned back home with her.

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Knauss Fellow Profile: Jennifer Kenyon

Knauss Fellow Jennifer Kenyon with offshore wind generator in background

WHOI Sea Grant caught up with 2022 Knauss Fellow Jennifer Kenyon to learn a few things about her year with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and even a few things some of her friends might not know about her!

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Archer Honored with AFS Presidents Award

Congratulations go out to Abigail Archer, WHOI Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, on receiving the 2022 Presidents Award from the American Fisheries Society Northeast Division! The President’s award goes to an individual selected by past presidents and the…

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Applications Now Open: Girls in Science

Girls in Science is an inspiring and life-changing experience. WHOI Sea Grant and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are excited to once again collaborate with Earthwatch Institute on the Girls in Science Fellowship, a competitive, week-long, fully funded, residential fellowship in Woods Hole for a cohort of young women from Massachusetts currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school.

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New Faces

Coastal Resilience Specialist Shelly McComb

Shelly McComb is the newest member of the WHOI Sea Grant team! Starting just days ago – Feb. 8 – she will be working with coastal resilience extension agents Greg Berman and Shannon Hulst in partnership with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension of Barnstable County. Most recently, Shelly was a program manager with the Carolinas Collaborative…

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Postdoc Arun Venugopalan

WHOI Sea Grant welcomes a new aquaculture postdoc, Arun Venugopalan. Arun has a PhD from Mississippi State University with a degree in infectious disease, with a specialization in aquatic diseases and genomics.  At WHOI he will be supervised by Dr Rebecca Gast in the Biology Department and will be working closely on extension-related work with…

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