Marine Ecology

Pond Island, Maine at low tide
August 3, 2023

My Surprising Journey into the Realm of Science

by Abby Omaña, photos by Catherine Wang and Catherine Schmitt Recently, reflecting upon my first three years of college, I […]

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Coastal vegetation
July 7, 2023

Creating a spectral library of coastal vegetation

The Maine coast is more than mineral rock and sand. There is vegetation here, too: rockweeds and other algae, seagrass, […]

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A Project ASCO participant throws a quadrant into the air haphazardly to help with measuring the amount of rockweed in a certain area. The ocean is shown in the background, under a blue sky.
May 9, 2023

The ‘Us’ in Ecosystem

by Maya Pelletier This is a story about Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem. An ecosystem is a complex network of living […]

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Illustrative graphic cover art for the Sea to Trees podcast, showing illustration of a tree in the foreground, and in the background is a small cover at lowtide with the ocean's horizon line in the background. A cool color palette is used, mainly blues, grays, deep greens.
March 23, 2023

Sea to Trees: Episode 3

by Olivia Milloway Sea to Trees is a podcast that tells the stories of the science happening in and around […]

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Close up view of rockweed.
February 17, 2023

Study unravels the impact of rockweed harvest at the bed-scale

from UMaine News A study led by the University of Maine and co-authored by Hannah Webber captured how entire rockweed […]

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August 24, 2022

Advice for pursuing an ecology career after graduation

story + photos by Erica Roche, Summer 2022 Intern from University of Maine In the spring semester of my senior […]

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sunrise over the ocean with trees and grass in foreground
July 29, 2022

Finding home where land meets water

by Jes Hosch, Summer 2022 Intern from University of Minnesota I was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in a hospital room […]

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June 30, 2022

Public invited to help with rockweed science

Media release Schoodic Institute scientists invite the public to join them in the intertidal zone to collect data about rockweed […]

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May 22, 2022

Schoodic Signals of Biodiversity

by Shannon O’Brien and Catherine Schmitt Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Here on the Schoodic Peninsula, we […]

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a person with rubber boots and a blaze orange knit cap peers into a tide pool
March 23, 2022

Seaweed Field Guide

Women of Acadia’s Intertidal Zone story + photos by Catherine Schmitt On a bright morning in early February, Jordan Chalfant […]

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