Scientific Research at Oyster Pond
For its size, Oyster Pond is one of the best studied coastal ponds on Earth.
It all started with K.O. Emery who in 1969 wrote the classic study of Oyster Pond titled A Coastal Pond Studied by Oceanographic Methods (order here) This important book traces the history of the pond from pre-European and early settler days to the middle of the twenty century. It describes in detail the pond’s topography, geology and biological characteristics. Numerous studies have followed since then. We are fortunate to be neighbors to many preeminent scientific institutions whose scientists find Oyster Pond can serve as a model site for investigating processes while also being convenient.