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Read our Latest Newsletter!

By | December 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Read our Latest Newsletter!

The latest issue of the Woods Hole Sea Grant newsletter, Coastal Impacts, is now available! Contents is this issue include: Letter from the Director WHSG Continues DEI Efforts with Recording of Virtual Seminar on Systematic Racism in America Women in STEM Panel Discussion, Part of Girls In Science Program,  Available For Viewing Online New Extension Bulletin…

To Tree, or Not to Tree

By | December 22, 2020 | Comments Off on To Tree, or Not to Tree

New Marine Extension Bulletin Takes a Look at History, Feasibility of Using Discarded Christmas Trees in Dune Stabilization In the days following the holidays when it’s time to clear out all the decorations, Massachusetts residents often wonder what to do with their Christmas trees. In coastal areas of Massachusetts that often leads to questions about…

Is There a Market for Shucked Oysters?

By | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Is There a Market for Shucked Oysters?

It’s no secret that we’ve got a lot of oysters on Cape Cod. With restaurants closing due to the COVID pandemic, oyster growers have lost their primary customers and many are left holding the bag on this year’s oyster harvest. In Massachusetts, more than 90 percent of oysters are eaten raw on the half-shell and…

Eat an Oyster, Support a Local Farmer

By | August 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Eat an Oyster, Support a Local Farmer

Did you know oyster farming has economic, environmental, health, and social benefits for our communities? Check out our short video about oyster farming in Massachusetts.

New Compostable Serviceware Guide Available

By | July 23, 2020 | Comments Off on New Compostable Serviceware Guide Available

A new “Compostable Food Serviceware Buying Guide” aims to provide restaurants and other food service businesses alternatives to plastic take-out containers and serviceware, like cups, plates, bowls and utensils. Created in collaboration with the Wellfleet Recycling Committee and Woods Hole Sea Grant and released by CARE for the Cape & Islands, the guide grew out…

New Handbook Helps Homeowner’s Prepare for Natural Hazards

By | July 16, 2020 | Comments Off on New Handbook Helps Homeowner’s Prepare for Natural Hazards

To help homeowners protect their family and their property from these hazards, Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension have produced the newly updated Massachusetts Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards.

The Little Fish with a Big Impact

By | April 10, 2020 | Comments Off on The Little Fish with a Big Impact

In the Gulf of Maine, there’s a little eel-like fish not much bigger than a large pencil, that buries itself in the sand in the summer and swims up and down in the water column in the spring and fall. It’s called a sand lance and it’s incredibly important to the ecosystem of the Gulf of Maine. If you like whale watching, this little fish is the biggest reason you might or might not see a whale:

Update: Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

By | April 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Update: Shrink Wrap Recycling Program
boats in eel pond

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the boat shrink wrap recycling collection program operated by Woods Hole Sea Grant and Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is currently on hold. We hope to resume the program as soon safely possible. In the meantime, if you remove shrink wrap from your boat, please consider…

Knauss Fellow Profile: Amanda Dwyer

By | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Knauss Fellow Profile: Amanda Dwyer

Amanda Dwyer, a 2020 Knauss Fellow, might not be having the typical fellowship experience, due to COVID-19 outbreak and the need to shelter in place, but she’s not letting that stop her work as a Marine Debris Program Specialist, focusing on a new zero waste initiative for National Ocean Service (NOS) offices. The zero waste…

Science at Our Shores: Woods Hole Sea Grant Research Symposium

By | February 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Science at Our Shores: Woods Hole Sea Grant Research Symposium

Friday, March 6, 2020 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Redfield Auditorium Woods Hole, MA Researchers explain the work they’re doing to investigate pressing environmental and coastal issues. Showcasing recently completed and newly funded Sea Grant projects on shoreline resilience, sustainable fisheries, and sharks and microplastics in our waters, among others. This event is free and…