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Get Your Feet Muddy at the Waquoit Bay Reserve!

Tonna-Marie Rogers, NOAA’s Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Falmouth, MA Come along as we explore the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) on Cape Cod, MA. Walk (virtually) with us into the shallow bay to visit experiment sites, explore the salt marsh, observe osprey and bay creatures, and wade into water sampling…

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150 Years and Counting: Studying Fish, Fisheries and More

at the NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Laboratory and Aquarium in Woods Hole, MA The village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts is home to an amazing collection of marine science institutions. In this webinar, we will introduce you to the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center Woods Hole Lab. We will “walk” down main street, explore a…

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Dambusters at Work: Restoring Habitat for Migratory Fish

Eric Hutchins, NOAA Restoration Center in Gloucester, MA Soon after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock they began to build dams on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Every dam built impacted the migratory pathway of American eel and river herring which need to reach fresh water streams to complete their lifecycle. This talk will describe…

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Whale and Seek: The Underwater Lives of Whales

Dave Wiley, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate, MA How do you know what whales do in the wild? They are too big for an aquarium and disappear from view at every dive. New technologies let scientists attach body movement and acoustic (sound) or video recording tags to whales to watch and listen…

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Seeing the World Through a Sea Turtle’s Eyes

Samir Patel, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Sea turtles are considered living dinosaurs in that they have remained relatively unchanged for over 100 million years and yet continue to thrive in our world’s ocean. How are turtles able to do this? We use several camera techniques to film sea turtles…

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Oysters: Nature’s Vacuum Cleaners

Harriet Booth, NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA Have you ever seen or eaten an oyster? How is it different from a clam? Did you know they can filter 1.3 gallons of water per hour and are often put in bays and salt water ponds to clean up…

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Swimming Upstream with River Herring

with Abigail Archer, NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA Most fish live only in freshwater or only in saltwater, but some special fish can swim back and forth between both! How do they do it? Why do they do it? Tune in to learn the answers and meet…

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Can You Hear Me Now? Marine Mammals and Sound

Genevieve Davis, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Have you ever wondered what a humpback whale sounds like? How dolphins communicate? Learn from a member of our bioacoustics team about how sound travels through the ocean, what makes underwater sounds and how we listen in. Discover why marine mammals make sound and…

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

Glenn Field, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Boston/Norton, MA Glenn, a warning coordination meteorologist, will discuss and share examples of different weather phenomena, including tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms flash floods, and especially lightning. Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year and is the #2 weather-related killer nationwide. Glenn will show you…

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A Bird’s Eye View of Whales

Allison Henry, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Whales are among the largest and oldest animals on earth and belong to a group of marine mammals called cetaceans. Talk to a member of NOAA’s North Atlantic right whale aerial survey team and learn how they do science from the sky. (Grades 2-6)…

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