New England residents and nonprofits work to save threatened species
Climate concerns growing for the future of many migratory species.
We travel all over coastal Massachusetts to learn about a few local “indicator species,” which can help explain the impact of climate change. Award-winning documentarian Kim Smith tells us the story of piping plovers breeding in Massachusetts.
The City of Cambridge raises monarch butterflies for release.
Every year, hundreds of sea turtles are stranded on the Cape. The New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital comes to the rescue.
Meanwhile, terrapin turtles on the Cape are struggling to survive.
In Plymouth at Manomet, researchers monitor coastal health, tag songbirds, and study the presence of a mighty migratory shorebird – the whimbrel.
And scientists at Nature and students at Bristol Aggie examine the health of river herring in the Taunton River watershed.