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Snapping Turtles

Snapping Turtles

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. 

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WBUR: Cape Cod Water Quality In Decline, Report Says

WBUR: Cape Cod Water Quality In Decline, Report Says

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.

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WCAI: ‘I Felt Like I Was Poisoned’; Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms Imperil Region’s Ponds

WCAI: ‘I Felt Like I Was Poisoned’; Toxic Cyanobacteria Blooms Imperil Region’s Ponds

In early August, carpenter Michael Forgione told his mother that he was heading out to go crabbing in the brackish waters of Chilmark Pond on Martha’s Vineyard. Carol Forgione, a 72-year-old nurse practitioner, wished him a good catch. “This is the pond,” she said on a recent visit. “This is the entrance that he went into. And then the public entrance is just down the road.”

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