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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The Truth About Jellyfish Stings
Suzan Bellincampi

Late summer is jellyfish season, and every year, without exception, the question comes up.

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Their Name Is Mud, But These Snails Don't Mind
Suzan Bellincampi

Mud snails are happy to be associated with, covered by, and named for mud.

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