The patrol vessel Endeavor is a new state-of-the-art addition to the Maine Marine Patrol fleet.

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Marine Patrol adds new vessel

The Maine Marine Patrol has added a new state-of-the-art vessel to its fleet. The Endeavor, a 42-foot vessel with a Calvin Beal hull, was built by Farrin’s Boat Shop in Walpole and launched recently in South Bristol. She will be home ported in West Boothbay. “The crew at Farrin’s has… SEE MORE

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Lobster Institute is hub for industry, science

[caption id="attachment_27491" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rick Wahle PHOTO: COURTESY LOBSTER INSTITUTE[/caption] Earlier this year, federal funding became available to study the interaction between the burgeoning offshore renewable energy industry and other ocean users in an area from the Gulf of Maine to waters off New York. It was an opportunity to… SEE MORE
A right whale feeding

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Feds limit lobstering to protect right whales

A long-anticipated ruling by the National Marine Fisheries Service aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale was issued Aug. 30. The ruling impacts Maine’s signature fishery on several fronts. The key components mean lobster fishermen with federal permits can no longer set traps using vertical buoy lines from… SEE MORE
World Ocean Observatory

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A sober measure of ocean resilience

When we talk about ocean resilience, we are talking about capacity to heal and sustain ocean systems over time when interrupted by natural events such as extreme weather, flooding, and earthquakes. The challenge is the intrusion of human activities such as nearshore development, agricultural run-off, industrial pollution, filling and dredging,… SEE MORE
detail of book jacket

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Revisiting Isaac’s Storm

Isaac’s Storm: A man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history By Erik Larson Now that nearly everyone with a three-digit IQ has come to realize that “denial” is not just a river in Egypt, confronting the relentless challenges of climate change has emerged as a global priority, should… SEE MORE
Ethan DeBery, owner of Fish 'n Trips, in Phippsburg aboard his AJ-28-foot lobster boat.

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Lobster tour operators say demand is strong

[caption id="attachment_27030" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DeBery shows two-year-old Kieran Park what running a lobster boat is all about.[/caption] PHOTOS BY KELLI PARK How well is Ethan DeBery doing with lobster boat charters? So well, that he has advice for his colleagues. “People have asked me, ‘Why don’t half of the lobstermen… SEE MORE