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Bay State Aquaculture Projects Get Green Light from National Sea Grant Program

Two new grants to the Woods Hole Sea Grant program totaling more than $650,000 will support research aimed at expanding aquaculture production in Massachusetts. The projects won funding as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture by the NOAA Sea Grant Program. “The United States is one of the world’s leading seafood consumers, yet…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Awards Funds to Six New Coastal Projects

The Woods Hole Sea Grant program has awarded researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and other Massachusetts academic organizations funds for six new projects. The awards represent a total anticipated research investment of nearly $1.5 million over the next two years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other non-federal matching funds. “We are proud…

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Shucked Oyster Rapid Response Program

RAPID RESPONSE: Assisting Shellfish Growers Impacted by COVID-19 Making In-roads Toward a Shucked Oyster Market in Massachusetts Overview With the arrival of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures to mitigate its spread including the closure of restaurants, sales of oysters have plummeted. With little access to their traditional markets, shellfish aquaculture businesses and the related…

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Focal Points – Evaluation of Coastal Erosion Hazards: Results from a National Study and a Massachusetts Perspective

Focal Points – Evaluation of Coastal Erosion Hazards: Results from a National Study and a Massachusetts Perspective August 20010 – While it may not be surprising to learn that coastal property owners — particularly those with property located within a few hundred feet from shore — face risks from flooding, a recent study found that,…

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Bulletin: Beach and Dune Profiles: An Educational Tool for Observing and Comparing Dynamic Coastal Environments

Bulletin: Beach and Dune Profiles: An Educational Tool for Observing and Comparing Dynamic Coastal Environments Beaches and dunes are in constant motion, continually changing shape and shifting position in response to winds, waves, tides, relative sea level, and human activities. The most significant changes occur seasonally and following storms.

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