Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Relies on Familiar Vineyard Lifeline
Sara Brown
A cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtle found on Chappaquiddick was recovering this week at the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center in Quincy.
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Vernal Pools Are Wetlands Wonder
Suzan Bellincampi
Though it is fall, it is a good time for wetland lovers to spring into action to protect vernal pools.
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Tracking the Elusive Black Racer Snake
Alex Elvin
Black racer snakes (Coluber constrictor) have been documented on the Vineyard as far back as the early 1800s, but little is known about the Island population. That could soon change.
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Spider Identification 101: The Eyes Have It
Suzan Bellincampi
With spiders, the eyes have it: the number and patterns of eyes can help determine the spider’s family group.
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Goslings to Calves, the Spring Baby Boom
Suzan Bellincampi
Animal babies run the gamut from cute to creepy.
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Hungry, Hungry Hares
Suzan Bellincampi
Rabbits use their teeth to make a clean cut and are able to eat plants up to 16 inches off the ground
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Entangled Seal Set Free in Aquinnah
Sara Brown
On Monday the stars aligned for a juvenile gray seal with a considerable amount of commercial fishing net wrapped around its neck and three natural resources officers called to its rescue.
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Fisher Cat Facts
Suzan Bellincampi
It isn’t always easy being a doubter. At Felix Neck, we receive reports of all types of wildlife sightings from the mundane to the unusual.
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Fisher Cat Washes Up on Lobsterville Beach
Sara Brown
A dead fisher washed up last week on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard, the second sighting of the species on the Island, but the first to be documented.
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Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Suzan Bellincampi

Insects swarm, land mammals herd, fish school, and birds flock, all examples of collective animal behavior.

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