How Healthy is Your Water?

Oyster Pond Snapshot

40
out of 100
Bay Health Index (5-year average)
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40
40
out of 100

Supporting Data

Oyster Pond: Center Pond (Station WF8)
Nitrogen, algae, and water clarity measurements taken from a boat in the center of Oyster Pond. (41.595112, -70.637607)
Total Nitrogen
Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
Total Organic Nitrogen
Algal Pigments
Total Pigments
Water Clarity
Yearly Average
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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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 West Falmouth Harbor

Baywatchers data highlights path to protecting shellfish from acidification

Using data collected by the Coalition, scientists have found that nitrogen pollution makes coastal waters more acidic, posing a threat to the Bay's shellfishing industry and important habitats.

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West Falmouth Harbor protection advances with conservation of 10 acres of coastal lands

The land deal, secured by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and The 300 Committee Land Trust, protects undisturbed wetlands and coastal forest, including over 2,000 feet of shoreline on West Falmouth Harbor and a salt pond.

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Help us protect two amazing properties on West Falmouth Harbor and Dartmouth’s Apponagansett Bay

The Coalition and local partners are seeking private buyers for three homes, in West Falmouth and South Dartmouth, on properties with natural resources that will be conserved to protect clean water.

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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: