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Workshop for Educators:
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" 


Enjoying Oysters Safely in Massachusetts


Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science


Understanding the Waquoit Bay Ecosystem


Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

Nauset Marsh

Technology Enables Better HAB Monitoring and Mapping


Teacher-at-Sea Alums Connect with Woods Hole Sea Grant

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


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.


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.


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

Funding Opportunity: Highly Migratory Species Research

April 23, 2019

The National Sea Grant College Program announces a funding opportunity for highly migratory species research.   Highly Migratory Species Research…

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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Offered

April 10, 2019

This spring Woods Hole Sea Grant, in collaboration with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, AmeriCorps, and Covanta, is conducting a…

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Surf Clam Aquaculture Workshop

April 9, 2019

Are you interested in diversifying your shellfish business?  Interested in learning more about surf clam culture on Cape Cod? Join…

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Sea Grant Research Highlighted at WBNERR

March 28, 2019

Two Sea Grant-funded researchers will be featured during the 2019 Coffee House Series at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research…

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Sea Grant 2019 Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

March 12, 2019

The National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) has announced three federal funding opportunities (FFOs) to advance U.S. aquaculture for FY2019.…

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Workshop for Educators Planned in May

March 5, 2019

Impacts of Human-derived Pollutants on the Coastal Environment May 3, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the WHOI Ocean…

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