A necropsy is performed on the whale that washed up dead on Mount Desert Island in early June.

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Whale death signals ongoing entanglement problems

By Laurie Schreiber In early June, a 35-foot female humpback whale washed up dead on Mount Desert Island. The 11-year-old whale, known as Spinnaker to the whale research and disentanglement network on the East Coast, had been involved in three known entanglements in gillnet and lobster trap gear. Researchers believe… SEE MORE
Some of the 2015 island students who received college scholarships through the Island Institute.

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Island identity an important strand

Editor's note: Davis Boardman of Islesboro was the featured speaker at the Island Institute's annual Scholars Luncheon on May 30 at Point Lookout in Northport at which 68 students were awarded scholarships totaling $150,300 through the nonprofit's Island Education Fund. These are her remarks. I started at Barnard College feeling… SEE MORE