Hitchhikers Guide to Invasive Species
MIT Sea Grant is on the lookout for invasive species. Get the free guide, and help out.
More info
For more info, look at the Invasives section of the website.

Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots, non-profit organization of recreational divers who regularly conduct fish biodiversity and abundance surveys during their dives.
View collection data for Massachusetts

Salem Sound Coastwatch is a partnership of citizens, communities and government that strives to protect and improve the environmental quality of Salem Sound and its watershed. Part of the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays)

The New England Aquarium's hotline for any stranded marine animal is (617) 973-5247
All reports of living or dead marine animals should be reported to the hotline #, which is manned 24/7. Land animals and marine birds should be reported to town/city animal control.
What to do

Seafood Watch
A program of Monterey Bay Aquarium provides recommendations on which fish to choose by raising consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources.
Eelgrass Restoration

Eelgrass beds stabilize bottom sediment and serve as habitat for many marine creatures. Historically, disease and poor water quality have greatly reduced the amount of eelgrass growing in New England waterways. Recent water quality improvements from sewage treatment projects have created conditions more conducive to eelgrass survival. Under such circumstances, manual restoration of eelgrass can speed up the re-colonization process by decades.

Participation in this project by local citizens is welcome, not only for the practical help it provides, but to create a sense of ownership and stewardship among participants that will help ensure the long-term protection of this important resource. Also, various labor-intensive aspects of eelgrass restoration become much more feasible when volunteer assistance is utilized. In turn, volunteers can provide valuable knowledge about local conditions that can be of use to scientists. Volunteers who are versed in aquatic or non-aquatic disciplines will be welcomed: e.g., SCUBA divers, snorkelers, kayakers, shoreline assistants.


SeaGrass Soundings - focuses on the work that scientists and managers are doing to protect, preserve, study, restore and monitor seagrass (for the most part eelgrass, Zostera marina) in Massachusetts.

Eelgrass Mapping Project

Mass Bays Program Seagrass Beds

Eelgrass restoration and monitoring

SeaGrassNet.org - A worldwide ecological monitoring program that investigates and documents the status of seagrass resources and the threats to this important and imperilled marine ecosystem

Narragansett Bay

Save the Bay Homepage

Save the Bay Eelgrass restoration

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