Two Sea Grant-funded researchers will be featured during the 2019 Coffee House Series at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in Falmouth, Mass. All talks run from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
- April 9 - “Marshes, Mosquitos and Sea Level Rise”
Sheron Luk, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
What’s the effect of ditches that were dug decades ago in 90% of the region’s salt marshes? Researchers are studying this question at South Cape Beach as resource managers balance human health needs and the continuation of valuable services provided by healthy salt marshes.
- April 16 - “A Closer Look at the Phytoplankton in Waquoit Bay”
Nicole Millette, WHOI Postdoc Fellow
Phytoplankton are the base of all aquatic food-webs. Recent research in Waquoit Bay examined how phytoplankton species and their abundance varied throughout the year and various locations throughout the Bay. Come learn about the diverse range of microscopic organisms that live within every drop of water in Waquoit Bay and what they have to tell us about water quality.