Interested in doing research in coastal environments and are looking for some financial and professional support? Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and NOAA are offering up an exciting graduate fellowship opportunity!
Marshes, tidal creeks and mudflats- some key factors that make up Great Bay. But did you know there is one crucial habitat that you may not have heard of? Appalachian Oak Pine Forests!
A new grant funded position! Help connect kids to Great Bay while getting outside…and get paid!
A wildlife garden is one of the most effective and easiest ways you can contribute to the
conservation of not only the environment, but your own backyard!
Katie is a member of the Great Bay research team and supports monitoring and research efforts at the Reserve.
Mike is our facilities manager and takes care of maintenance around Reserve properties. He is a retired fire fighter, retired police officer, and currently has a small farm with horses, bee hives, and more!
Tess works as a naturalist here at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve andlooks forward to combining her interests in environmental science with public outreach every day.
Sophia is part of Great Bay’s land stewardship team as the Conservation Land Assistant to work with staff on a variety of research and monitoring programs.
In 1995, with the goal of understanding how estuaries change over time, the National Estuarine Research Reserve network implemented a standardized monitoring program across all 30 Reserves known as the System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). This long-term program aims to measure and determine how conditions on the Reserves are changing in both the short and long term.
As ocean temperatures continue to rise, marine organisms are being forced to adapt. The blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, an iconic Chesapeake Bay species, is an example of a species that is moving north to the Gulf of Maine’s warming waters. Historically, blue crabs have been rare north of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, but have been observed in New Hampshire and Maine more often recently.