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Marshes, Mosquitoes, and Sea-Level Rise

“In the 1930s, the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project dug approximately 1,500 miles of ditches across marshes on the Cape to drain their water and reduce the number of ponds where mosquitoes can breed. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution biogeochemist Amanda Spivak is studying how this and other management decisions have changed the ability of coastal marshes to store carbon and protect against sea level rise.” -WHOI’s Oceanus

Want to know more? Check out this short video from Oceanus about the MSH project and how it will help the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project better manage salt marshes.