Along the coast of Maine are places where, twice each day, rivers flow backwards and then forwards in an everchanging diorama of freshwater, saltwater, rollocking rapids and tranquil calms. These are the eight “tidal” or “reversing” falls, found where rivers and bays make a narrow passage to meet the sea.
NOTE: This blog was written by Thew Suskiewicz, a graduate student at Université Laval in Quebec working on a Sea Grant funded project with Dr. Robert Steneck
The following story on Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program was published on the NOAA Education and Outreach Facebook page on August 9, 2016.
A new publication by Dr. Yong Chen and colleagues, "An evaluation of underlying mechanisms for 'fishing down marine food webs'" takes a closer look at a metric, mean trophic level, commonly used to evaluate fishery sustainability. This paper adds to a long list of publications by Dr. Chen addressing the emergent patterns and underlying processes involved in the management of marine resources. Check out Dr.
NOTE This blog post was written by Marissa McMahan, a graduate student at Northeastern University, working on a Sea Grant funded project to explore the potential for a soft-shell green crab seafood industry in Maine.
NOTE: This post was written by Amalia Harrington, a graduate student in Rick Wahle’s lab at the Darling Marine Center, working on Wahle's latest Sea Grant research project.
Have you heard about Maine Sea Grant’s radio show Coastal Conversations? It airs on the fourth Friday of each month at 10 AM on WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM, which broadcasts from roughly mid-coast to nearly the Canadian border. You can also access past shows online anytime here: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/coastalconversations.
Shad are the largest member of the herring family, which includes Atlantic herring, blueback herring, and alewives.
Ah, summer! So short and so sweet. We go outside, into the long days, and stay outside in the warm nights. We work outside, play outside, sleep outside—and eat outside.
The Maine coast abounds with patios, decks, porches, picnic tables, and other outdoor seating. We search these places out, press ourselves against the edge of the sea, and feast on its bounty. There is no shortage of waterfront seafood restaurants.
May is here, and that means the annual return of many things: flowers and birds; sunshine and garden words; foliage and flowers; fish and more fish.
Signs of the Seasons Phenology Monitoring Training continues this week, with a coastal workshop on methods for monitoring seasonal changes in rockweed on Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kettle Cove State Park, Cape Elizabeth.
You don’t have to travel far in Maine before running into former Knauss Marine Policy Fellows working at all levels of state government, in nonprofit organizations, industry associations, and other organizations serving Maine’s coastal ecosystems and communities.
On Monday, April 25, Dana Morse hosts a discussion on Maine Farm Service Agency and University of Maine Cooperative Extension financing and crop protection programs that may be of interest to shellfish aquaculture producers, at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast at 5.30 p.m.
by Chase Brunton
The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine in Orono has designated this week (April 18-22) “Ocean Conservation Week.” The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans.
The Marine Sciences Club at the University of Maine has designated this week (April 17-21) “Ocean Conservation Week”. The event is an effort to spread awareness of marine issues and show how people can act in support of the world’s oceans. Visit club members at their table in the Memorial Union, where they will be sharing information and advice on topics like pollution, aquaculture, and local seafood.
Wednesday, April 13, marine extension associate Keri Kaczor presents about work with the Maine Healthy Beaches Program at the U.S. EPA Recreational Waters Conference in New Orleans, LA. Her talk is titled, Digging in: understanding the causes, impacts, and how best to address excessive seaweed accumulation on Maine's coastal beaches."
Dana Morse talks about Damariscotta River oyster harvesting on Monday, March 28 at 3 p.m., The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd., Newcastle.