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Buzzards Bay

Birding in Massachusetts

Buzzards Bay
Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02748

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Coordinates: 41.4674283, -70.9606934
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About Buzzards Bay
Buzzards Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 28 miles long by 8 miles wide. It is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and tourism. Since 1914, Buzzards Bay has been connected to Cape Cod Bay by the Cape Cod Canal. In 1988, under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts designated Buzzards Bay to the National Estuary Program, as “an estuary of national significance” that is threatened by pollution, land development, or overuse.

It is surrounded by the Elizabeth Islands on the south, by Cape Cod on the east, and the southern coasts of Bristol and Plymouth counties in Massachusetts to the northwest. To the southwest, the bay is connected to Rhode Island Sound. The city of New Bedford, Massachusetts is a historically significant port on Buzzards Bay; it was the world’s most successful whaling port during the early- and mid-19th century and has been the nation’s most productive fishing port for the last several years.
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