Coastal Conversations

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Coastal Conversations in Acadia

Two-thousand sixteen is the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park and America’s National Park System. In honor of this centennial, the University of Maine Sea Grant Program and WERU-FM, both official Centennial Partners, present an occasional series based on the monthly public affairs program, Coastal Conversations. The ocean surrounds Acadia National Park, which includes 47,000 […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Holiday Seafood Traditions

Coastal Conversations show: December 25, 2015 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Humans have long incorporated food with celebration. Ancestors of the native Wabanaki people observed seasonal changes like the arrival of winter and the solstice, and celebrated in their own […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Maine Scallops, What Makes Them So Great?

Coastal Conversations show: November 27, 2015 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Listen to Maine Scallops show (podcast) The end of November isn’t just about turkey, it’s about Maine scallops! Fishermen will start harvesting scallops on December 1st this […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Marine Debris

Coastal Conversations show: October 09, 2015 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Have you heard about that plastic trash gyre floating around in the Pacific Ocean? It is two times the size of Texas. But what about our waters here […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Phenology and Citizen Science on the Coast

Coastal Conversations show: September 25, 2015 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives Using their backyards as laboratories, participants in the Signs of the Seasons program help scientists document the local effects of global climate change. Hundreds are trained to observe […]

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Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Coastal Beach Water Quality

Coastal Conversations show: June 26, 2015 WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant Listen to the show on WERU archives For thousands of Maine residents and visitors, summer on the coast of Maine means it’s time for the beach. But did you know that sometimes beaches are posted […]

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