Tag Archives: Cape Cod

Fish kills reported – help us track them!

One of our citizen scientists used Woods Hole Group’s fish mortality reporting system to notify us of a recent fish kill here in Falmouth, MA.  Turns out she wasn’t the only one to notice the 16 dead striped bass washed … Continue reading

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Woods Hole Group nourishment project nominated for “Best of the Best Restored Beaches”

Last year, Menauhant Beach – a nourishment project designed and permitted by Woods Hole Group for the Town of Falmouth – was among the winners of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association’s (ASBPA) annual “Best Restored Beaches” contest. This … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of sea level rise

Two intriguing articles released recently proving, once again, that there are two sides to every story.  As with many of the expected results of climate change, there will be winners and losers in the sea level rise story. Sea Level … Continue reading

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A tale of two winters

It has been a busy winter here at Woods Hole Group. Waking up this morning to a dusting of snow here on the Cape, we were reminded that this winter has also been a mild one. Continue reading

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If a beach erodes on the Cape and someone is there to record it…

…it definitely makes a sound. Here at Woods Hole Group, we routinely measure shoreline change from visual observations of the high water line position through time.  We are data-driven and visually-focused.  But in the age of distributed sensors and crowdsourcing, … Continue reading

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Post-Irene Report

I love Irene, God knows I do I’ll love her till the seas run dry And if Irene turns her back on me I’d take morphine and die Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I’ll see you in … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Beaches Eroding At Alarming Rate | WBUR

We’ve written about the astounding erosion rates around the Cape before, but a quote from a Dennis resident in this WBUR article speaks to the tangible consequences of sea-level rise and interrupted sand transport systems on coastal communities: What this … Continue reading

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What you’ll see in a salt marsh

by Kristine Bunker (MIT, 2014) Heading out to the beach this weekend?  We previously put out a list of beaches in Massachusetts with good access to coastal hiking.  Whether you’re heading to one of those beaches or plan on taking … Continue reading

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What you’ll see in the dunes

by Kristine Bunker (MIT, 2014) Heading out to the beach for the holiday weekend?  Two weeks ago, we put out a list of beaches in Massachusetts with good access to coastal hiking.  Whether you’re heading to one of those beaches … Continue reading

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Top 20 endangered beaches in MA

Is your favorite beach eroding?  Is it losing ground to sea-level rise and coastal storms?  Many beaches in Massachusetts are eroding, but we wanted to know – which beaches are eroding the fastest? The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management … Continue reading

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