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Coastal Impacts

Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter

50 Years of WHOI Sea Grant

The program celebrated a major milestone this year: 50 years of putting science to work for Massachusetts communities! Please enjoy this video reflection of our accomplishments over the years.

Unraveling the Mystery of Lobster Die-offs in Cape Cod Bay

In the summers of 2019 and 2020, lobstermen working in Cape Cod Bay hauled up their lobster traps to find most of them dead. What caused these unprecedented deaths? With funding from Sea Grant, WHOI Associate Scientist Malcolm Scully and…

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Presenting Cooperative Research and Community Education

WHOI Sea Grant educator Grace Simpkins and Marine Extension team member Abigail Archer, holding a model of a floating oyster cage, which, she says, is “a much easier way of showing people what oyster growing gear looks like than lugging around the real thing!”

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Q & A with Knauss Fellow Kalina Grabb

Kalina earned her PhD from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, where she investigated the role of reactive oxygen species in coastal ecosystem health such as coral reefs and seagrasses. In this Q&A, Kalina shares about her experience as a Knauss Fellow.

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Stories from the American Lobster Initiative

How has the American lobster industry fared in the face of ecosystem changes in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and southern New England? This fall, WHOI Sea Grant released the final installment in a series of interactive StoryMaps highlighting…

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The Rising Tide of Plastic Pollution: Sustainable Business Solutions Summit

The transition to sustainable serviceware can be complicated for businesses. This month, WHOI Sea Grant communicator Stephanie Murphy spoke about these challenges at the 5th Annual Take Care Cape Cod summit. This year’s meeting was called “The Rising Tide of Plastic Pollution: Sustainable Business Solutions.”

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Networking for River Herring

WHOI Sea Grant educator Grace Simpkins shows members of the River Herring Network a river herring life cycle educational activity she uses in the classroom. The meeting attracted representatives from 18 different towns, one tribe, and 13 different watershed organizations and environmental non profits.

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How to Shuck an Oyster

Shucking an oyster can be intimidating. But with the right tools and a bit of instruction, you can master it! Let WHOI Sea Grant's marine team shows you how.

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Waving Goodbye: Greg Berman Sets Sail for Chatham

This fall, WHOI Sea Grant wished a fond farewell to long-time Coastal Processes Specialist Greg Berman. Team members Shannon Hulst and Shelly McComb tried to keep things light, dressing like Greg at his send-off.

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