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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" 

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

Nauset Marsh

RESEARCH
Technology Enables Better HAB Monitoring and Mapping

EDUCATION

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

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

Study Provides Measurement of Nitrogen Removal by Local Shellfish

February 6, 2017

Towns along Cape Cod and the Islands are looking to shellfish not only as tasty culinary treats, but also for…

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So little is known about #shark behavior and even less about what sharks do when encountering a wave within the ocean. This scientific paper was published today in Limnology & Oceanography.
Read about it at https://t.co/UcRwYajURV @WHOImedia

Josh Reitsma of WHSG and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension helps this Cape Cod Times piece give a great overview of what shellfish farmers are up against with #ClimateChange and #SeaLevelRise. @CapeCodGov @WHOI

Sea change for shellfishermen

Climate change, sea level rise pose challenges for local aquaculturists

www.capecodtimes.com

Interested in open ocean #aquaculture? Come hear from Martha's Vineyard grower Dan Martino about his challenges and experiences -- TUESDAY, in Woods Hole. @WHOI
https://t.co/TimewosMGC

We could probably use some@of these in Falmouth today. Interlocking permeable pavers — Touring examples of stormwater management in Savannah. #sgsavannah19

You've tried quahogs but have you tried #ButterClams? If you're going to #WellfleetOysterFest this weekend, check out this cooking demo w/Johnson & Wales chef & local cookbook author. *Not to be missed!*
@WellfleetSPAT @CapeCodGov

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