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
Working the rigging at sea.

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Fisheries, science are subjects of talks on Maine coast

The nonprofit fisheries policy organization Penobscot East Resource Center in Stonington is sponsoring (and co-sponsoring) three fisheries-related talks.   “American Catch” Wednesday, July 29 6:30 p.m.—Paul Greenberg At College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. Paul Greenberg is a lifelong fisherman and has written for The New York Times, National Geographic,… SEE MORE