Tisbury Great Pond Algae Could Threaten Oyster Harvest


Martha’s Vineyard Gazette: A heavy algae bloom recently found in the Tisbury Great Pond could threaten the upcoming winter oyster season in West Tisbury if it does not dissipate, shellfish biologists said.

Rick Karney, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, confirmed Tuesday that he and West Tisbury shellfish constable Ray Gale had discovered a thick mat of bright green algae along the western side of the Great Pond, which spans West Tisbury and Chilmark on the south shore of the Island.

Read more about the heavy algae bloom in Tisbury Great Pond on Martha’s Vineyard.