Quick Acting Samaritans Save Loggerhead Turtle
Noah Asimow
An Edgartown dock worker, a shellfish constable, a naturalist and a Tesla owner helped save a cold-stunned loggerhead sea turtle.
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Sea Turtle Rescue Is Result of Training and Heart
Steve Myrick

It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon when Bret Stearns, director of the natural resources department for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), got a call on his mobile phone. On the other end of the line was the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, which had just received a call about a sea turtle in distress about a mile southwest of Menemsha.

Mr. Stearns grabbed one of his assistants, Tyler Moreis, and headed for the water. On the way, they passed Aquinnah harbormaster Brian (Chip) Vanderhoop. They turned around, caught up to Chip, and enlisted his help.

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Large Pod of Dolphins Frolics Off Menemsha
Vivian Ewing
About 150 dolphins, with at least one pup, were seen about a mile offshore from Menemsha on Monday morning by a Vineyard family out on their boat.
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Invasive Jellyfish on the Move in Island Ponds
Landry Harlan

Biologists and environmental groups are monitoring an invasive jellyfish with a painful sting that has spread into Vineyard waters in recent years.

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A Shellebration
Suzan Bellincampi

Every seashell has a story, and we are lucky enough to have a seasoned storyteller in our midst to tell it.

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Small Is Beautiful, Especially for Copepods
Suzan Bellincampi

These crustaceans, usually only one or two millimeters or less, play a giant role in the well being of the sea.

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It's Raining Catshark Egg Cases
Suzan Bellincampi
It looked like something the cat dragged in.
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Sea Urchin Action
Suzan Bellincampi
To eat or not to eat? That was part of a discussion that ensued after the discovery of a live sea urchin up-Island.
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A Strange Mariner: Velella Velella
Suzan Bellincampi
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
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Lobster Molting Is a Journey of Recycling
Suzan Bellincampi
Lobsters are “indeterminate growers” meaning that they grow their entire life.
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