Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
My long time bond with the wonders of Cape Cod Bay began with childhood summer vacation days on the beach, evolved into a career focused on coastal and ocean
issues, and continues today, as the Executive Director
of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies.
Clearly, the most important feature of Cape Cod Bay, and
for the quality of life along the coast, is that it be preserved
as an environmentally healthy ecosystem with
unpolluted water, lush eelgrass beds, productive salt
marshes, healthy populations of marine mammals and fish,
and clean sandy beaches. This has been the mission of the
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies for over 30 years.
In this State of the Bay Report, we present the results of our Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program. With
water quality stations located from Provincetown to
Plymouth and along the entire shoreline, we are establishing
the baseline condition of the Bay in order to understand
what current and future impacts may occur from our
rapidly changing communities.
I invite you to read and learn more about this special
place in the marine world deserving of our attention,
appreciation and protection.
Richard F. Delaney
Executive Director, PCCS
For your convenience the report is in four parts. Click the links below to read the report.
Also, you may view the initial report - State of the Bay 2007.
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