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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.
Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary runs the largest annual cold-stunned sea turtle rescue program in the world. This year well over 1200 endangered or threatened turtles were recovered from Cape Cod beaches, nearly three times the previous record in 2012.
Although many of last summer’s nesting birds departed to warmer climates months ago, some have stayed here, like many of the bluebirds which often shelter in the empty nest boxes when Cape’s beastly winter storms descend upon us. On sunny days they can be seen flying around the Big Field, going in and out of the […]