News of Maine's Coast and Islands
An estimated 70 percent of commercial marine fish species in the northeast U.S. live in estuaries…
Heather Deese, Ph.D.
Susie Arnold, Ph.D.
At the end of September, an unprecendented bloom of the phytoplankton karenia mikimotoi extended from Cape Elizabeth to the New Meadows River.
“People were clamoring for it and are happy to have it open.” —Chris Gardner
Lobster landings fell off significantly this season compared with 2016. But 2016 was a record year, and some fishermen aren’t surprised to see a drop-off. They also believe the resource remains healthy.
The 2010 closure of the Stinson sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor and the layoffs of scores of workers sparked fears about this small town’s economic well-being.
“It was the summer right after the fire. I used to dream as a child about what happened to my island.”
Clearly, he was bright, and probably would go far, equipped with confidence and natural verbal skills…
We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The broad sands of Popham Beach have been battered by storms in recent years, diminishing the distance between dunes and the ocean.