News of Maine's Coast and Islands
“We should be talking about the horizontal shoreline changes that come from the sea level rise.” —Carol White
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
“The mussels I used to see in Back Cove three to four years ago are now gone. I don’t have an answer why.” —Peter Stocks
The populations of river-run fish started decreasing dramatically in Maine as long ago as the early 1800s.
“The last several surveys have been very disappointing, with below average recruitment.”
—Maggie Hunter of DMR
In Washington County, where 90 percent of Maine's periwinkle harvest takes place, they're called “wrinklers.”
The first commercial urchin landings were recorded in the early 1930s, with urchin roe already a valuable commodity for ethnic markets in Boston and New York
The shift to seaweed along the bottom of the Gulf of Maine is good for both lobster and crabs.
A fishery crisis of this magnitude, with a healthy population of the target species, is highly unusual…
The reason that the Gulf Stream flows is due primarily to the fact that sea surface is a couple of feet higher on its right than on its left...