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

Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

How do sharks respond to internal waves in the ocean? 

Woods Hole Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Acidification Monitoring "Blitz" 

EXTENSION

Enjoying Oysters Safely in Massachusetts

EDUCATION

Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science

 

RESEARCH
Understanding the Waquoit Bay Ecosystem

EXTENSION

Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

Putting science to work for Massachusetts' coastal communities

A part of the NOAA-funded National Sea Grant Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant supports coastal communities through research, extension and education.

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

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"What makes Sea Grant unique is that it facilitates the transfer of scientific results so that people can use it. And it provides a great opportunity to support fundamental science."
- Jeff Donnelly, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"I always bring back something to use in the classroom--lessons, videos, ideas, or actual physical artifacts. These workshops have strengthened my teaching and bring excitement to the subject matter." 
- Middle school teacher, a participant in the WHSG Topics in Oceanography workshops

“Sea Grant has been a hugely impactful program for guiding my research focus over the past several years. It has provided ... a great opportunity to produce fundamental research in coastal marine ecology while working and communicating with local communities and industry stakeholders who rely on coastal ecosystem health, especially in the Cape Cod and Islands region.”  
- Jeanette Wheeler, MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate

“Woods Hole Sea Grant’s ongoing efforts to support our industry’s remarkable growth--through water quality and disease monitoring--have proved crucial time and again."
- Chris Sherman, Island Creek Oyster

"Woods Hole Sea Grant has enabled the Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network (KEEN) to get off the ground and expand. Without the funding from WHSG we wouldn’t be able to expand our efforts in New England. It’s been incredibly valuable and useful." - Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of biology, UMass Boston

“Sea Grant is seminal – the grants may be modest but they help generate preliminary data and fundamental improvements to a regional issue that can then leap frog into something with even more funding and significance." - Scott Lindell, research specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research

Woods Hole Sea Grant supports scientists from institutions throughout Massachusetts and beyond, conducting research in the areas of marine life, coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, stormwater management and tourism.

Extension

Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension are partnered to provide reliable technical and science‐based information on fisheries and aquaculture and coastal processes and hazards to distinct stakeholders within our region.

Education

Sea Grant educators and communicators provide valuable leadership in marine and aquatic science education activities for K‐8 students, professional development workshops for educators, and public education and outreach in coastal communities.

News and Events

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October 1, 2019

Check out the stories in our September  issue of the “Coastal Impacts” newsletter! »Go to newsletter

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How Do Sharks Respond to Internal Waves in the Ocean?

September 26, 2019

A new study provides insight into the behavior of small sharks when encountering a common ocean phenomenon known as internal waves. These waves play powerful and still unknown roles in the exchange of heat, energy, water properties and nutrients throughout the ocean, and can change the vertical distribution …

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Upcoming Workshop for Educators

September 24, 2019

The next “Topics in Oceanography” workshop will focus on carbon cycling in coastal Wetlands with Dr. Meagan Eagle Gonneea, USGS, and Dr. Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory. It will be held October 29, 2019.

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2019 Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Results

September 23, 2019

To help reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the environment, Woods Hole Sea Grant ran a free shrink…

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Knauss Fellowship Opportunity Now Open!

September 23, 2019

The notice of federal funding opportunity for the 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a…

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Salt Marsh Research News

September 4, 2019

Coastal seagrasses, mangroves and salt-marshes capture and hold carbon, often for thousands of years. But, a WHSG-supported study shows these…

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This Sea Grant-funded project looks at people's perceptions of #sharks and #seals. If you're a visitor or resident of #CapeCod, what do you think?
New study to gauge attitudes toward sharks, seals

New study to gauge attitudes toward sharks, seals

Research team to survey Cape residents, tourists and fishermen.

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Love history AND migratory fish? This is the lecture for you! Old Friends in a New World: Early English Settlers’ Annual Calendars of New England Fish Arrivals - by Matthew McKenzie, @UConn, & NE Fisheries Mngmt Cncl. Jan. 16, 6:30pm, Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth.

The first Right Whales of the season have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay!

Social science postdoc opportunity @GMRI in #Maine through an @SeaGrant funded project to work on fishing community resilience, adaptation, and transformation. Share with your networks!

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