Water presents Cape Cod’s most complex challenges both currently and in decades to come. Wastewater, sea level rise, fisheries, soaring property values driven by the proximity to valuable waterfronts.Read More About this site, goals, sources, and my perspective.
Nauset’s first day of school will be September 16th. Both remote or In-person instruction will be implemented. All students will be issued an iPad. Parents and students need to become familiar with the technology platforms used by the schools. Training sessions will be offered to parents. Extensive safety protocols and cleanliness standards will be followed with including reconfiguration of classrooms.Read More The Nauset School System Reopening Unofficial Guide
How have Wellfleet’s wholesale oyster prices changed over time? What are the trends in for Wellfleet oyster wholesale prices, weights, and value?Read More How Have Wellfleet’s Wholesale Oyster Prices Changed Over Time?
Chlorophyll concentrations are an important yardstick to measure water quality by. It serves a way to measure the amount of algae in the water. The concern with algae is when the conditions are right there can be a bloom. When a bloom occurs it can lead to oxygen depletion when the algae dies and starts to decompose the decomposition process consumes large amounts of oxygen. A bloom is not a desirable outcome and it is why monitoring and controlling the nutrient levels in the water is critical to the long term health of a water body.Read More Chlorophyll Concentrations In Wellfleet Harbor
The water quality of Wellfleet Harbor has steadily deteriorated since 2007. Nitrogen concentrations have increased across the entire harbor system.Read More Wellfleet Harbor Water Quality Nitrogen
What percentage of completed tests are positive for COVID-19 in Massachusetts? How many COVID-19 tests are completed per day? Since March 24th, the proportion test results that are positive for COVID 19 has more than tripled in MA. Currently, the range is between 20-30% of Massachusetts tests are positive for COVID 19. The number of COVID-19 tests conducted per day has plateaued since March 24th while the number of cases confirmed per day has increased.Read More Massachusetts COVID-19 Test Results. March-April 8th 2020
Are second homeowners putting themselves at greater risk by seeking safety on the Cape? How does Cape Cod’s health care system compare to nearby metro areas? What is the impact of the part time residents on the Cape Cod’s health care system in the time of coronavirus?Read More Comparative hospital capacity of Cape Cod and that of common sources of leisure travelers.
What is the economic value of shellfish landings within the town of Wellfleet? What are the trends in for quahog wholesale prices, weights, and value? This is the first part of a three-part series on Wellfleet’s shellfish catch.Read More Wellfleet Quahog Landing Values and Weights, Part 1 of 3 Wellfleet Shellfish Values
(Updated 4.28.20) How much nitrogen is currently being extracted from Wellfleet Harbor when our shellfish are harvested? Shellfish contain nitrogen within in their meats and their shells. In shellfish, meat nitrogen is stored in proteins, and in their gut primarily as chlorophyll that they are feeding on. Their shells also contain nitrogen. When shellfish are […]Read More How much nitrogen is currently being extracted from harvested shellfish in Wellfleet Harbor?