Tag: water

Island Science

Danger that Fits on the Head of a Pin, Algae Bloom

• by Dr. Sarah Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • Every summer two dangers come floating to the surface, one entertaining but unlikely, the anticipated and much feared great white shark attack, the other much less entertaining and sadly, very likely, in the form of blue green […]

Island Science

pH Part Deux and Acidic Rain

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station In the last issue of Yesterday’s island/Today’s Nantucket we learned about pH and the importance of various acid concentrations to the development of wine profiles and soil.  This week, we will talk about some normal pH ranges for […]