Swimming with Turtles

Cape Cod’s freshwater ponds are the home of turtles. Self-taught naturalist and author of The Turtle Sisters, Susan Baur, swims the Cape’s freshwater ponds and has taken a keen interest in observing the lives of turtles beneath the surface of the water....

APCC’s Cyanobacteria Program 2020

New video from APCC on the cyanobacteria monitoring program. Special thanks to Joshua Maloney. Cape Cod’s freshwater ponds are special ecosystems that offer beauty and recreational enjoyment. However, poor water quality and warming temperatures is contributing...

Cyanobacteria Public Service Announcement

A public service announcement about cyanobacteria on Cape Cod from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. APCC monitors over 50 ponds on Cape Cod for cyanobacteria blooms and post the status of these ponds on an interactive map at APCC.org. When high levels are...

Deadly Pond Toxins Return – Lower Cape TV

17 July 2020 — BREWSTER, MA — The Association to Preserve Cape Cod confirmed toxin-producing cyanobacteria blooms in two Brewster ponds earlier this year and expects to find more throughout the summer and into the fall. Cyanotoxins harm humans through...

Herring River Downstream

Herring Headed Home. It’s the end of May and adult herring have done what they came to do, which is to spawn in the Cape’s freshwater ponds. They are returning to coastal waters where they live. Notice that they go tail first over the fish ladder spillway. Video by...