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Experience the Rare Wonder of Maine’s Reversing Falls

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.

Kelps in Hot Water: How are seaweeds responding to a rapidly warming Gulf of Maine?

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 

NOAA Summer Spotlight on Citizen Science: Signs of the Seasons

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.

New publication by Maine Sea Grant researcher, Dr. Yong Chen

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.

Investigating the viability of a soft-shell green crab industry in Maine

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.

green crab on wet dock

Is deeper water a refuge for lobsters in a warming ocean?

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

Young mariners in Maine go to camp, go to college, and go fishing

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.

The Case of the Missing Shad

hand holding a shad fish above water backgroundShad are the largest member of the herring family, which includes Atlantic herring, blueback herring, and alewives.

Where to eat on the [working] waterfront

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.

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