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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 14, 2015
Hooded mergansers © Susan Wellington
Hooded mergansers © Susan Wellington

For 20 years, Wellfleet Bay has organized this full day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod, speaking on a diversity of natural history topics. This conference continues to be an engaging, exciting, and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts, and local environmental organizations.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wellfleet Bay has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to go beyond our annual horseshoe crab spawning surveys and actually track where the crabs travel and hang out. One goal is to determine whether Wellfleet Harbor’s crabs are part of a wider population that moves around Cape Cod Bay or a local population that sticks to the harbor and requires special protection.