Coastal Conversations

Coastal Conversations | Alewife Restoration & Monitoring

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:54

Alewife Restoration and Monitoring

Coastal Conversations show: June 23, 2017
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant
Listen to the show on WERU archives (after broadcast date)

Alewives and their close cousins the blueback herring play an important role in Maine’s freshwater and ocean ecology, as food for eagles, osprey, bears, raccoon, and even cod.

Coastal Conversations | Sea Kayak Safety in Cold Water

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:53
The weather is getting warmer and people in Maine are anxious to get their kayaks and other boats in the water, but boating safety advocates remind us that ocean temperatures take a lot longer to warm than the air. This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we’ll explore concerns related to cold water boating and how to prepare for safe and enjoyable adventures on the ocean and lakes of Maine.