Chiton Curiosity
Suzan Bellincampi
Beachcomber and paleoecologist Heinz Lowenstam needed something he could really sink his teeth into. He found it in a discovery about a small mollusk called a chiton.
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Committee Shelves Oyster Farm Expansion at Cape Pogue
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee will shelve for now a plan to expand oyster farms to Cape Pogue Pond, amid conflicting opinions about protecting the bay and a desire to build on aquaculture.

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Shellfish Committee Eyes Cape Pogue Expansion
Sara Brown

The Edgartown shellfish committee delayed a formal decision on a plan to open Cape Pogue Pond for oyster farms, with tension over protecting a pristine pond and competing interests.

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Sengekontacket Back Open for Shellfishing After Rainfall

A state-mandated closure of Vineyard shellfishing areas has been lifted after heavy rainfall on Friday.

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Meeting about Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative

Stakeholders are invited to learn more about the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative.

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Edgartown Introduces Non-Resident Senior Shellfish Licenses
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen voted Monday to begin offering non-resident senior shellfish licenses at the price of $125.

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Study Bolsters Theory That Shellfish Remove Nitrogen from Ponds
Alex Elvin
As communities on the Island and across the region look to shellfish as a possible strategy to restore the health of coastal ponds, a study on the Cape provides numbers to back up their work.
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Digging Deeper with Pseudonitzschia
Suzan Bellincampi

Bivalve lovers are feeling a bit shell shocked after the Oct. 10 closure of Island shellfish beds.

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Digging Deep for Razor Clams
Suzan Bellincampi
Though edible, stout razor clams are not often seen at fish markets or on menus.
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On Whelks and a Man Who Admired Them
Suzan Bellincampi

Giant snails (and a man that fished them) dominate my psyche and sadden my heart.

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