Waquoit Bay

National Estuarine Research Reserve


Notice: Please enjoy the beautiful views and outside areas at our Headquarters property.  Due to construction on the decks, the Visitor Center is closed. We hope to reopen in July. During this time visitors are welcome to use the restroom facilities in the classroom building.

Staff are working remotely at this time, the most efficient method to reach staff is via email (http://waquoitbayreserve.org/about/staff/).  If you need to contact us by phone, please call our main line: 508-457-0495.

Sincerely, The WBNERR Team

The reserve is located on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and contains open waters, salt and fresh marshes, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rivers, mixed pine and oak forests, and sandplain grasslands. Waquoit Bay, approximately 825 acres, is the dominant water feature and once supported one of the most diverse estuarine fish communities in the state. Waquoit Bay is still important to commercial and recreational shellfish and finfish fisheries.

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2022 Davidson Fellow Scholarship Applications
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is pleased to announce we are accepting our second round of applications for the Margaret A Davidson Graduate Fellowship.  Fellows address a key reserve management need to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.  Research priorities: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/nerrs/davidson-reserve-management-needs.pd
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