Marine Ecology

April 1, 2021

2021 Citizen Science Month Challenge

This year for Citizen Science Month, we are renewing our charge to residents and visitors in the Downeast & Acadia […]

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March 1, 2021

Shellfish Focus Day

A conversation featuring stories and lessons learned in town shellfish conservation projects Shellfish Focus Day, part of the annual Maine […]

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January 26, 2021

Acadia’s Science Legacy

Acadia National Park has a rich history of science, perhaps the most extensive legacy of study among early national parks. […]

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December 7, 2020

Paying attention to wicked high tides

by Catherine Schmitt “King Tides” are the monthly high tides that occur during the new and full moons. They are […]

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a lobster boat unloads crates at a floating dock
December 4, 2020

Education update: Shellfish Resilience Lab

by Bill Zoellick The Town of Gouldsboro has begun work on its Shellfish Resilience Laboratory and will have it operational […]

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October 22, 2020

Learning from the tundra

Story + photos by Hayes Henderson, Seasonal Ecology Technician ’20 The land points out towards the open ocean. As I […]

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October 9, 2020

On the mysterious appearance of Jonah crabs at Schoodic Point

story + photos by Shannon O’Brien Come September, the spittlebugs have disappeared from roadsides; the deer have grown velvety antlers […]

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September 24, 2020

High tech, low tech rockweed

Story and photos by Catherine Schmitt Cover photo (above) courtesy Nearview, LLC North Lubec, Maine – The sun rose gold […]

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September 10, 2020

Schoodic Summer Shorts

Our science continues, despite many challenges brought on by a global pandemic. Because so many campus events had to be […]

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September 2, 2020

We see stars: a call to (five) arms, from Schoodic to Stonington

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort, helping to add 96 sea star observations to iNaturalist! Both Asterias […]

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