If there are plenty of fish in the sea, then Nantucket is the place to catch them. Whether you’re on the water or at its edge, wetting a line is a wonderful way to relax, contemplate, and, if you’re lucky, feed your family and friends. Our waters are home to a myriad of species like fluke, bluefish, black bass, bonito, but the draw for most anglers on this island is the striped bass.
~ by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station ~ We had a little bit of drama in the UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station lab on Friday. Trawalney, our 15-20 year old red eared slider turtle (named by one of our junior rangers) decided the beautiful […]
• by Jenn Farmer • Spring Restaurant Week on Nantucket starts Monday June 3, and it’s a great opportunity to journey out and seek new foods, and new venues. So plan a date night, get the dog a sitter, call some friends, take out the family, or just relax and […]
Gray Seals and People, why can’t we just get along? • by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • Happy summer 2013! Currently the island is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with parades, BBQ’s, tributes to our war veterans, and cases and cases of Bud Light […]
Jamie Marks’ fascination with fish and fishing started at an early age. “When I was little, the trucks used to sell their catch on Main Street. I’d stand there watching as long as my mother would let me…My father always said that it’s hard to make a living at fishin’ […]
by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station A chimera (from the Greek word for she-goat) is a fire breathing female creature from Greek mythology made of three different animals; a lion, a serpent and a goat. The chimera was the “daughter” of Typhon and Echidna […]
by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station As the summer temperatures warm up our harbor and offshore waters, floating translucent creatures begin to crowd our shores and become a concern for swimmers. Unfortunately, as ocean waters warm world-wide and we continue to over-fish or endanger […]
by Chef Jenn Farmer Recently a dear friend showed up on a surprise visit. I had not seen him in more than six years and was overwhelmed and a little shocked to see him. He was one of my favorite people to hang out with when he lived on Nantucket. […]