News & Events
Now that the water has warmed and is teeming with marine life, sea turtles are being spotted off southern New England. For more than a decade, Wellfleet Bay's Sea Turtle Sightings website and hotline have served to gather data and raise awareness about sea turtles in the region.
As diamondback terrapins emerge from salt marshes to begin their nesting season, members of Cape Abilities in Eastham have created 25 protective steel wire cages—known as predator enclosures—to be placed around turtle nests to discourage red foxes, raccoons and other animals from digging up nests and eating the eggs.
Unless you’re a confirmed landlubber, no Cape Cod vacation is complete without at least one experience on the water. With the Cape's many embayments, quaint working harbors and splendid salt marshes, there are numerous ways to have fun and relax on the water.
In May we placed acoustic transmitter tags on 50 horseshoe crabs and deployed receivers on buoys throughout Wellfleet Harbor (see Keeping Tabs on Wellfleet’s Horseshoe Crabs, June 25). Since then, we’ve had nearly 72,000 crab detections. The detections, which combine a transmitter number, receiver number, location, date, and time can be organized to track individual crabs, which […]