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Planted beach grass growing on the coastal bank at Baxter Road fronted by jute fiber logs filled with sand at 79 Baxter Rd.

Can American beach grass, biodegradable netting and jute fiber sand bags save the real estate at 85,87,91,93,97,99,101 and 105 Baxter Road from the erosive...
An osprey being banded on Nantucket. —Photo courtesy of the Maria Mitchell Association.

The following is a re-post of the Maria Mitchell Association-Trustees of Reservations osprey research partnership summary of Jan. 6, 2015 from Dr. Bob Kennedy...
Top-down erosion of the Baxter Road coastal bank.

I'm still catching my breath from being Massachusetts, Maine, Minneapolis and back again for the holidays, so I know how you feel if you're not up on the...
Striped bass.

Do you think ending small-mess fishing in the waters around Nantucket is vital to maintaining sustainable near-shore recreational and commercial fisheries many...
Eelgrass

Eelgrass. It's probably not what you're thinking about this time of year. If Nantucket Harbor is on your mind at all, it's most likely in your rearview mirror...
Aug. 1, 2014

On or around Dec. 4, when I’d completed another lap around the sun, while in college in Northern Maine, I’d get a heavy, rectangular package from my father...
The forest south of Stump Swamp.

Many islanders reported seeing ferries returning to Nantucket this Thanksgiving weekend filled with mainland deer hunters coming to Nantucket for the two-week...
Opening Sesachacha Pond to the ocean in April 2011

Are you dodging deer hunters and their arrows? Have you ever explored Sesachacha Pond right after it's been opened to the ocean?  Well, now is the time since...
A nor'easter tearing up the coastal bank along Baxter Road in ’Sconset.

Just a taste of nor'easters to come is what today's weather is all about. A little wind, some drizzle with leaden, heavy clouds hanging low over the island and...

17 & 18 April in the Great Hall, Atheneum

UMass Boston’s School for the EnvironmentNantucket Semester: LivingLabs Learn about the on-island science research conducted by the undergraduates during...

The LivingLab Program Assistant Explains How She Got Here

My name is Ashley Bulseco-McKim. I am one of program assistants for the Nantucket LivingLab, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I...

Environmental Science on and about Nantucket

Now in our 6th week here on the enchanted island of Nantucket, the students of LivingLab Nantucket have passed the honeymoon stage of a semester away from the...

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