Whale Mortalities in the Northwest Atlantic
Coastal Conversations show: November 24, 2017
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
The Summer 2017 issue of Friends of Acadia Journal features a story about how researchers, park managers, and conservationists are responding to the effects of sea-level rise in Acadia National Park. One area of focus is salt marshes.
Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome the challenges and increase aquaculture production.
A grant of $908,015 to the University of Maine will support research into sustainable post-harvest processing of aquacultured seaweed and development of value-added products.
A second award of $249,238 to the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education will support study of large-scale culture of blue mussel.
As the fall colors begin to fade, so does the congestion in Acadia National Park. But in recent years, the high volumes of people accessing both the Park and the surrounding Mount Desert Island towns during the summer and shoulder seasons has caused increased traffic, overloaded parking lots and, many would say, decreased visitor experience.
When a massive fire broke out at the Stenton Trust Mill in Sanford on Friday night, June 23, the shocked community poured into the streets to support each other. Since the 1990’s there had been little to no activity at the mill, a scenario which is familiar to many Maine towns with a proud history of mill work. But even while it sat in disrepair, the mill had been a centerpiece of Sanford’s history.
Stonington’s women lobstermen, Portland’s fishmongers, Eastport’s record-breaking tides… these are some of the characters that are featured in a new podcast series called Salts and Water, Stories from the Maine Coast.
Salts and Water is a project of Experience Maritime Maine, a network of people and organizations dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage, culture, and natural beauty of Maine’s coast.