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Study Provides Measurement of Nitrogen Removal by Local Shellfish

Towns along Cape Cod and the Islands are looking to shellfish not only as tasty culinary treats, but also for help cleaning up waters degraded by excess nitrogen in the region. While nitrogen is essential for all plants and animals, too much nitrogen in ponds and waterways—often caused by fertilizer runoff and septic tanks—can fuel…

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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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Helping Communities Lower the Cost of Flood Insurance

Helping Communities Lower the Cost of Flood Insurance Truro’s Ballston Beach after March 2018 storm March 2018 — Three years ago, Woods Hole Sea Grant and its outreach partner the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension developed a first-of-its-kind program for coordinating regional flood insurance and promoting flood resilience in coastal communities. That program is now serving…

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Coastal Impacts Newsletter – Dec. 2020

  Coastal Impacts Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter DECEMBER 2020 CONTENTS 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 Available On Use of Discarded Christmas Trees New…

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