Human-caused noise in the ocean is increasing each year and these sounds can drown out the noise that marine mammals rely on for survival. Joshua Horwitz talks about his book War of the Whales, about a mass stranding of beaked whales in the Bahamas and the legal battle that ensued to expose the Navy’s top-secret sonar program.
For most people, commuting to school means a simple car pool or a school bus. In Fairhaven, one elementary school has taken commuting to a new level with an organized student bike commute every Friday. They’re calling the new program, the “Bike Bus.”
The Bike Bus began with the new school year in September. More than fifty kids and their parents turned up in the center of Fairhaven to ride their bikes to school on the bike path.
Happy Thanksgiving! This week on The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay gives thanks for local cranberries—and brings us a story on growing and cooking with the tart berries from bog owner Ralph Tupper of East Brewster.
On The Point, an hour devoted to mysteries. Mindy Todd sits down with Jill Erickson, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library and Author Peter Abrahams, to talk about some of their favorite picks, and listeners chime in.
It’s a moonlit August night on Martha’s Vineyard, and deep in the woodlands on the island’s south shore, wildlife biologists Luanne Johnson and Liz Baldwin are setting up a weighing station for northern long-eared bats.
“Martha’s Vineyard and Long Island are among the few places where you can still find a northern long-eared bat,” Johnson said.
No, those aren't bananas in those boxes. The New England Aquarium and other organizations who are knee-deep in cold-stunned turtle rescues and have run out of the traditional plastic boxes used to transport the stranded animals.
The record has nearly doubled from last year with reports of close to 1000 turtles washing up on Cape Cod shores this year. In the wee hours of Tuesday morning more than 190 turtles were packed up with the help of volunteers and shipped off to Florida, North Carolina and other Southern destinations.
Recently I received in the mail a brochure from the Friends of Herring River, a non-profit group that is supporting the Herring River Restoration Project. For those of you who may not be aware of this project, which has been in the planning stages for several years now, a little background might be helpful.
Nantucket ornithologist Vernon Laux talks about the latest bird news, including the return of snowy and saw whet owls, on The Point with Mindy Todd. We also hear from listeners who call in or send email.