Marine Ecology

February 28, 2024

Getting Closer To Managing Rockweed As An Ecosystem

People harvest a variety of seaweed (macroalgae) species in Maine, including and especially rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum). Rockweed grows in abundance […]

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Detail view of barnacles clinging to a rock, surrounded by seaweed.
January 2, 2024

Do barnacles have brains? Rethinking scientific definitions

story + photos by Abigail Bar, Schoodic Institute Ecology Technician Throughout the field season I have been studying rockweed (a […]

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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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