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Coastal Impacts

Woods Hole Sea Grant Newsletter

September 2019

How Do Sharks Respond to Internal Waves in the Ocean?

A new study provides insight into the behavior of small sharks when encountering a common ocean phenomenon known as internal waves. These waves play powerful and still unknown roles in the exchange of heat, energy, water properties and nutrients throughout the ocean, and can change the vertical distribution …

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Inspiring Girls in Science

This summer, Woods Hole Sea Grant and WHOI embarked on a new collaboration with the Earthwatch Institute on an exciting initiative called Girls in Science. The competitive program comprised a week-long, fully funded, residential fellowship in Woods Hole…

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Knauss Profile: Amalia Aruda Almada

Amalia Aruda Almada has long had an interest in the connection between ocean science and public health. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, Almada had read about the oceanographer and microbiologist Rita Colwell, who was the first scientist to show that freshwater copepods—barely visible …

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Coastal Conference Series Spotlights Nantucket

More than 100 people attended the second biennial Nantucket Coastal Conference at the Atheneum on June 26, 2019, to hear about the coastal issues that impact Nantucket and the approaches government, industry and non-profit organizations take in addressing them.  Fifth in a series of conferences that started in 2013 and alternate…

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Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Water Quality Monitoring Blitz

More than 50 water quality monitoring groups from Long Island Sound to Downeast Maine participated in Shell Day – a water sampling “blitz” along the New England coast to capture a snapshot of coastal acidification conditions. Held August 22, 2019, this citizen science collaboration raised awareness …

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Upcoming Workshop for Educators

The next “Topics in Oceanography” workshop will focus on carbon cycling in coastal Wetlands with Dr. Meagan Eagle Gonneea, USGS, and Dr. Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory. It will be held October 29, 2019.

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Recent News

Salt Marsh Research News

Coastal seagrasses, mangroves and salt-marshes capture and hold carbon, often for thousands of years. But, a WHSG-supported study shows these carbon sinks are threatened by changing climate and environmental conditions.

»See the full article in Nature Geoscience



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