Challenges Facing the Cape Cod Aquifer Installment 5:  Climate Change Effects on Waquoit Bay Water Shed

Since Waquoit Bay interacts with Nantucket Sound and the wider Ocean, it is impacted my multiple human stressors: warming waters; increased ocean acidity; eutrophication from “Nitrogen” enrichment; shifts in fin fish and shellfish species in space and time; reduction in the productive capacity of eelgrass beds,  oyster reefs,  salt marshes; etc.

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Report on the Ocean Acidification Crisis in Massachusetts