Coalition Keeps Track of Buzzards Bay Health
August 28, 2012
A recent article on SouthCoastToday.com profiles how the Buzzards Bay Coalition works to keep an eye on the health of the bay.
Coalition members like Wayne Thompson use a cylindrical machine called a Sonde that can instantaneously provide readings of the salinity, oxygen levels and chlorophyll levels of the water. Thompson makes a nearly three-hour journey everyday from New Bedford Harbor to Warham’s Marks Cove about the coalition’s 27-foot Baykeeper to monitor water quality.
The frequent testing helps keep track of events in the bay like the recent rust-colored algae blooms that made an appearance for the seventh year in a row.
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