The Future of the Salarius Blog

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:00

Salarius means "of salt" in Latin. Because salt once constituted a form of currency, Salarius also refers to salt money, an allowance, pay. The ocean pays back, sustains us; it provides food, oxygen, and a livelihood for the people of Maine pas, present, and (hopefully) future. For the authors of this blog, Salarius encompasses all things related to the ocean, the Maine Coast, and the people who live, work, and play here.

Our Sacred Seasons

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:35

The Salarius blog has been running for nearly three years. In that time, I’ve covered the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico; the Boston Seafood Show; restaurants and festivals that serve Maine seafood; Sea Grant-funded research on seafood; lobster, oysters, shrimp, scallops, alewives, smelt, sardines, crab, eel, salmon, and sea vegetables; and the ever-elusive notion of “sustainable seafood.”

The Seaweed Scene 2013

The Seaweed Scene is a meeting to network with colleagues, catch up on the latest in research and development, and to help plan the future for seaweed science, management and industry. 

The Seaweed Scene 2013 was held on August 29th from 9am to 4pm at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, in Belfast, Maine.  The day included presentations from science and industry experts, plenty of time for networking, and facilitated discussion to cover the important topics for the future of aquaculture and harvest of marine macroalgae.   

Using Temperature Data from the Maine Shellfish Monitoring Program to Help in Siting Shellfish Aquaculture Farms

Developed by Maine Sea Grant and Maine Department of Marine Resources


WHAT temperature data are available from the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources?
The Maine Dept. of Marine Resources records shoreline temperatures along the entire coastline, through its water quality sampling program and the volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program. These data are available upon request. This page is designed to help current and prospective aquaculturists access this data, for consideration in siting their farms.