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While sampling the tidal flats in Provincetown today, we came across a bay scallop hanging out. Scallops have many tiny blue eyes lining their mantle and are able to actively swim along the bottom. This scallop was hanging out with some Amethyst Gem Clams (Gemma gemma) and a hermit crab paid a visit.

#tide #Provincetown #CapeCod #invertebrate #seafood #underwater #scallop #HermitCrab #Gemmagemma #biodiversity #benthos


The goal of the Herring River Restoration Project is to restore a healthy, functioning salt marsh by replacing the Chequessett Neck Road dike with an open bridge. This will let more salt water into the River from Wellfleet Harbor. The amount of water exchanged will be increased slowly over several years so that the River can be monitored. To select the best way to start to reintroduce salt water, various objectives are being evaluated. These include scientific topics like water quality and habitat changes, along with more public based topics, like recreation and the visual appearance of the River. Now's your chance to shape how the restoration proceeds - share your thoughts in this online survey.
#restoration #wetland #publicopinion #onlinesurvey


The CapeLab's work was featured on WCAI, local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands.

"In a first-of-its-kind project, the four outer Cape towns are developing a joint coastal management plan.  The work in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown could result in cost savings, larger beach nourishment projects, and more protected and resilient coastal infrastructure, according to project managers. "

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    Please join us for the final presentation of the Storm Tide Pathway Mapping project that CaPE Lab scientist have completed for the Towns of Scituate and Cohasset through a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) funded grant on Thursday, May 28th at 12:30pm.

    The CaPE lab team will detail the findings and how their tide data can be used for emergency preparedness planning related to sea level rise and coastal storm flooding. The presentation to be hosted on Zoom can be accessed through the link on the attached flyer.

    The CaPE Lab is offering a fully funded, full-time position for a 3-year appointment for a post-doc researching estuarine sedimentation to support tidal restoration.

    For more information, click here

    Herring River - Wellfleet

    Join CaPE Lab director Dr. Mark Borrelli and Center for Coastal Studies president and CEO Rich Delaney for a Dockside Chat on Storm Tide Pathways!

    They are the low-lying areas that channel flood waters during extreme high tide episodes. These maps and models help vulnerable coastal communities prepare for the inevitable effects of climate-related storm surges and sea level rise on infrastructure and natural resources.

    For more information on Storm Tide Pathways visit:


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