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View of a manned submersible taken underwater.

Exploring the Unknown

Contributor: Mattie Rodrigue, UMaine Graduate supported by Maine Sea Grant and former Knauss Fellow Every time a manned submersible dives off the research vessel OceanXplorer, the passengers inside are viewing something no one else on the planet has ever seen. My first submersible dive was 700 meters down a sheer granite wall in a remote […]

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Finding phytoplankton and finding myself

Contributor: Tessa Rock, Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholar When you wade in the ocean and let the salty water flow around you, what is running through your mind? Is your mind relaxing, are you looking for fish, or maybe you’re anxious a crab is going to pinch your toe? I bet you aren’t thinking about […]

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a basket full of shellfish, surrounded by seaweed.

Maine Sea Grant supports Maine Fishermen’s Forum through pandemic

Contributor: Natalie Springuel, Marine Extension Associate “It’s really cool to watch them grow.” That was David Wilson, a shellfish harvester and chair of the Harpswell Marine Resources Committee, talking about the quahogs that he and his fellow committee members are growing to help their town’s shellfish populations thrive. Wilson explained that they are using an […]

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Where the river meets the sea: sampling the Penobscot River estuary

Contributor: Justin Stevens, Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Associate and Sea-run Fish Ecosystem Project Coordinator Last week was National Estuary Week, and normally I would have been out in the field to survey the Penobscot River estuary, a 30 mile stretch where the river meets the sea. Every year for the past 10 years, I […]

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A late stage larva that was raised at the Darling Marine Center this summer

On the appetites of baby lobsters

Author: Alex Ascher, a University of Maine graduate student working with Drs. Rick Wahle and David Fields on a research project funded through the National Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, the NSF-funded Maine eDNA program, and Maine DMR’s Lobster Research Collaborative. When people think about lobsters, we tend to think about eating them. Who has […]

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Maine Women Magazine profiles Jaclyn Robidoux

Maine Women Magazine profiled Maine Sea Grant Marine Extension Associate Jaclyn Robidoux in its July 2020 issue. Robidoux discusses her job, the Maine seaweed industry, and this year’s Seaweed Week.  Read the article Posted on September 2, 2020

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black and white photo of a sardine packing room, workers at long tables

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: The Stories of the Sardine Industry

Coastal Conversations show: August 28, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant, with guest co-host Camden Hunt, student at College of the Atlantic Listen to the show on WERU archives Sardine canneries created jobs for generations of Mainers living near the coast for more than one hundred […]

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