Yarmouth Shellfish Nursery

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What are we?

A cooperative learning study between the school and town.

Proudly funded by the Yarmouth Education Foundation.

Located at the Yarmouth Town Landing.

We spored our first kelp and it has been growing inside our classroom for about 4 weeks now. It is ready for the long lines on the Sea Farm! We transported it to the long lines on December 15th!

Our oyster cages have been sunk for the winter but all is well. View our video on looking at the cages on the sea floor.

We are into the third year of our research project and shifting gears to oysters and the restorative marine farming practice. We have completed our first ever plot study looking at clam seed survival in protected and unprotected conditions.

A quick video of our Shellfish Nursery Staff discussing the water quality testing they are completing.

Contact Information:

Lead Teacher - Morgan Cuthbert - morgan_cuthbert@yarmouthschools.org

Harbor Master and Shellfish Warden - Will Owen

A special thanks to the following students whose time has allowed the project to evolve.

Duncan Birkbeck, Clementine Blaschke, Connor Senger, Ben Cox-Faxon, Grady Welsh

Also a Big Thank you to Thomas and Nate Henninger of Madeleine Point Oysters for use of his LPAs and Management of our oysters and kelp.