By Christopher Neill
Starting early in the morning of May 31, volunteers from Falmouth will fan out to estuaries along the Buzzards Bay coastline, where they will measure water temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity and water clarity.
Just over a month later, beginning in early July, these same volunteers will return, but this time—and three more times over the summer—they will collect and filter water samples. These go to a laboratory at the Marine Biological Laboratory, where a team that I oversee painstakingly measures their nitrogen content. Read more …
Christopher Neill is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center and a fellow at the MBL. He sits on the board of Falmouth Water Stewards and the Buzzards Bay Coalition.