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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Downeast Heritage

Coastal Conversations show: October 23, 2020 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Our show today explores coastal Maine’s geological, cultural and natural-resource-based heritage. Maine communities are steeped in a history of living life close to the land and to the […]

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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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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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Maine Sea Grant at the 2020 Maine Fishermen’s Forum

By Abigail Muscat, University of Maine undergraduate student and Maine Sea Grant intern From March 5-7, Maine Sea Grant will join fishermen, resource managers, scientists, coastal decision-makers, and community members at the 45th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. This 3-day event provides free seminars for fishermen covering a wide range of topics and offers a platform […]

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