One summer I was invited to spend several days on Naushon Island, the almost mythical vacation home of the Forbes family, established in 1842 and located across the water from Woods Hole.
The result of a Marine Biology class assignment, where we had to research a marine organism, write a paper and create a short video explaining some highlights of the organism.
By Susan Baur. Self-taught naturalist and author of The Turtle Sisters, Susan swims the Cape’s freshwater ponds and has taken a keen interest in observing the lives of turtles beneath the surface of the water.
For Immediate Release: New Regulations Governing Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Approved
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (November 16, 2020) - The Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund (CCIWPF) Management Board has approved regulations governing fund distribution. Adopted on October 7, 2020, these new regulations guide the way in which funds are awarded to...
On a sunny day in October, an excavator is digging into a layer of sand and cranberry plants along the Child’s River, near the border of Falmouth and Mashpee. Tree stumps are scattered about, and channels of water are diverted around up-turned dirt piles. Full...
Cyanobacteria reaches unsafe levels in Cape Cod ponds.
The water quality on Cape Cod’s ponds and bays is bad and getting worse, according to the second annual State of the Waters report from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (AAPC), a regional environmental advocacy and education organization. While the report says that public drinking water is “excellent” overall, the percentage of surface water with “unacceptable” quality increased from last year.
CHATHAM — People have grown to expect that hot summer weather drives pond algae blooms. But with temperatures cooling into autumn, it was a little jarring last week to hear that Chatham had closed Goose Pond to people and pets after a cyanobacterial bloom was detected.