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Monitoring the Health of Cape Cod Rivers

The Cape Cod Rivers Observatory, an initiative of the Woods Hole Research Center along with several partners, focuses world-class river science on these hidden treasures of Cape Cod. We contribute essential water quality data that underpin efforts to protect and restore these marvelous and under appreciated ecosystems and the estuaries into which they flow.

TROUT magazine features CCRO streams (and their fish!)

A recent article in TROUT, the magazine of Trout Unlimited, featured a story on sea run brook trout "salters" in New England streams.  Several Cape Cod Rivers Observatory (CCRO) streams still maintain wild and native populations of these magnificent fish, and we'll be...
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CCRO Featured on Front Page of the Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Rivers Observatory was featured on the front page of the January 20 issue of the Cape Cod Times.  The article "Cape Cod Rivers Observatory Offers a Stream of Information" does an excellent job of capturing the motivation behind the project.  We're...
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9th River – the Pocasset – added to CCRO

To continue our 2018 expansion, the Cape Cod Rivers Observatory began sampling the Pocasset River in Bourne on January 10, 2018.  Like the Weweantic River, this site comes as part of our new partnership with the Buzzards Bay Coalition.  The Pocasset River is a small...
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Weweantic River now part of CCRO

To kick off 2018 the Cape Cod Rivers Observatory began sampling a new river - the Weweantic.  The Weweantic is the largest freshwater tributary of Buzzards Bay.  It rises in Carver and flows through several swamps, cranberry bogs, and impoundments during its journey...
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Two New Sampling Sites!

The Cape Cod Rivers Observatory is pleased to announce the addition of two new sampling locations that will be added to our ongoing weekly sampling regime. The first site is on the Marstons Mills River, just upstream of Route 28 where the stream flows out of Mill...
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