This view of a bowhead whale (at center top, with the smooth rostrum) is the first sighting of such a whale so far south.

Rare Sighting of Bowhead Whale Off Cape Cod

8/29/2012 - Researchers at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies have observed a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) off Cape Cod. This is the first time in recorded history that a bowhead has been seen so far south in the North Atlantic. The bowhead was spotted in the waters east of Orleans by… SEE MORE
Scammell Bridge, carrying Route 4, looking toward the Bellamy River.

Bellamy River – A Hidden Gem In the Great Bay Estuary

8/28/2012 - There are seven rivers that drain into the Great Bay estuary, carrying freshwater runoff – as well as pollutants – from fifty-two communities including ten in Maine. The Bellamy River, which flows into Little Bay, originates from Swains Lake in Barrington and flows east through the Bellamy Reservoir in Madbury… SEE MORE

Exploring Maine’s Oyster Trail in Portland

8/25/2012 - After a hectic summer of coast-hopping, I finally found myself in Portland, where I’ve been wanting to check out the new Eventide Oyster Co. So I caught up with some good friends at the small, bright space on Middle Street next to Hugo’s Restaurant, of the same owners. Speaking of… SEE MORE
The Hopewell Dam, located just off Hopewell Street in Taunton, Massachusetts, once powered turbines for a manufacturing plant.

Dam Removal Reconnects Bay Fish With Streams, Ponds

8/14/2012 - The Hopewell Mills Dam Removal Project has begun in Taunton, Massachusetts, kicking off the restoration of the Mill River, an ecologically significant tributary to the Taunton River. The goal of the Mill River Restoration Project is to re-connect thirty miles of upstream tributaries, lakes and natural ponds with the Mill… SEE MORE
Stoney Beach, less than a mile from Woods Hole, is a cherished retreat on the Cape.

A Tiny Treasure in Woods Hole: Stoney Beach

8/11/2012 - Less than a mile away from downtown Woods Hole rests the small but beautiful Stoney Beach. Although Stoney Beach may not be as big as Nobska Beach or other beaches in Falmouth, this oasis is a cherished Woods Hole spot. For kids, Stoney beach is exceptional for its lack of… SEE MORE