A close-up image of a wrack line with shells, dry grass, and seaweed along the shore.

Intense Intertidal Temperatures

From July 19th – July 26th, Boston experienced a memorable weeklong heatwave with air temperatures well over 90°F every day, even topping out at 100°F on July 24th. We typically think of the coast as a place to cool down, but our sensors revealed that our intertidal sites were experiencing extreme heat, too.

Stone Living Lab Awards Three Research Grants to Study Social and Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Stone Living Lab has announced the award of three research grants to study the social and economic impacts of “nature-based” approaches to coastal flood protection.

Help Monitor Coastal Change by Visiting Our New Photostations!

We mounted photostations at UMass Boston and in Duxbury to monitor coastal change. Anyone can take a photo of these sites to help paint a picture of coastal change over time!

Stone Living Lab Hires Two New Leaders!

The Lab announces the hiring of two new directors. Joe Christo will become the Lab’s Managing Director and Melanie Gárate will become the Lab’s new Director of Climate Engagement.

Losing Ground: Erosion on the Outer Cape

Erosion has been the topic of conversation for many Cape Codders in the wake of the last few storms. The Outer Cape in particular has taken a beating. Watch Dr. Mark Borrelli, Lab Research Director, discuss sea level rise and erosion for Lower Cape TV.

Adventures in Aerial Droning

Researchers utilized an aerial drone to collect high-resolution imagery both above ground and underwater, allowing us to see how seasonal change and storms affect the harbor every year.

Stone Living Lab Deploys New Monitoring Equipment around Boston Harbor

In late 2021, the Stone Living Lab deployed two Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, or ADCPs, in the Boston Harbor area. These instruments will provide us with critical information about Boston Harbor and how winter storms affect its waters.

Out and About: Education & Engagement in 2021

Read an overview about the Lab's education and public engagement programs that happened during 2021.

The Duxbury Beach Reservation Creates Nature-Based Approaches to Address Erosion

The Duxbury Beach Reservation is moving forward with plans to create a nature-based approach consisting of a cobble berm, dune restoration, and abutment protection to address erosion concerns.