How Healthy is Your Water?

Upper Buzzards Bay Snapshot

86
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
poor
fair
good
86
86
out of 100

Supporting Data

There are six sampling stations on Upper Buzzards Bay: Massachusetts Maritime Academy Pier (MMA1), Center (MMA3), Dolphins (MMA4), Liberty Dock (MMA5), Outfall (MMA6), and Railroad Bridge (MMA7).

Upper Buzzards Bay: MMA Pier (Station MMA1)
Dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from shore at Massachusetts Maritime Academy pier, next to aquaculture lab intake. (41.737639, -70.625168)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
All Measurements
Average of Lowest 20%
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Upper Buzzards Bay: Center (Station MMA3)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from a boat near the eelgrass beds between Taylor Point in Bourne and Sias Point in Wareham. (41.73682, -70.62866)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Upper Buzzards Bay: Dolphins (Station MMA4)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from a boat near Cape Cod Canal dolphin #3. (41.72905, -70.63116)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Upper Buzzards Bay: Liberty Dock (Station MMA5)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from shore at the end of Liberty Dock at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (41.73876, -70.6268)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Upper Buzzards Bay: Outfall (Station MMA6)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from a boat near the Massachusetts Maritime Academy wastewater treatment plant outfall. (41.739328, -70.622081)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Upper Buzzards Bay: Railroad Bridge (Station MMA7)
Nitrogen and algae measurements taken from a boat near the north side of the Railroad Bridge. (41.742015, -70.615257)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments

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