How Healthy is Your Water?

Shell Point Bay Snapshot

61
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
61
61
out of 100

Supporting Data

Shell Point Bay: Sunset Cove – Boat (SB1)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in Sunset Cove. (41.738635, -70.669118)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Shell Point Bay: Agawam Beach (SB2X)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from Shell Point Bay dock in Agawam Beach community. (41.742042, -70.672333)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Shell Point Bay: Sunset Cove – Shore (OB4)
Dissolved oxygen and water clarity measurements taken from shore in Sunset Cove. (Note: Data from this sampling station is not included in the Bay Health Index score for Shell Point Bay.) (41.738063, -70.669414)
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Water Clarity
Yearly Average

Volunteer

Become a Baywatcher

Help the Buzzards Bay Coalition keep an eye on the health of the water in your community. Become a Baywatcher, and you can volunteer as a "citizen scientist" on the water this summer.

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Top Stories on Onset Bay

$350K Seaport Economic Council grant will support creation of Onset Bay Center headquarters

The Coalition and the town of Wareham have received a $350,000 grant from the Seaport Economic Council to restore the historic Onset Bathhouse to serve as the headquarters for the Coalition’s developing Onset Bay Center.

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With restoration beginning this year, Wickets Island will become centerpiece of outdoor recreation on Onset Bay

Wickets Island, part of the developing Onset Bay Center, will be a place where people of all ages can swim, fish, paddle, dig for quahogs, walk, and picnic with their friends and family.

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5 places to rent a kayak or paddleboard on Buzzards Bay

Try your hand at paddling without having to purchase any gear – these five local outfitters rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards so you can set off on a paddling adventure today.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: