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.