sea level rise

June 19, 2024

World Ocean Month: Tides Are Changing

by Lauren Knierim Covering over 70 percent of Earth, the world’s oceans play a crucial role in our daily lives. […]

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A side-by-side comparison through the years of Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.
January 19, 2024

The Future (Sea Level) Is Here

by Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist This was not unexpected. We’ve been paying close attention to tides, and working with […]

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cardboard stencil of three wavy lines. the top line mirrors the profile of Mount Desert Island
June 9, 2023

Coast Lines

by Catherine Schmitt Since 2019, we have been monitoring the effects of sea level rise on Mount Desert Island. We […]

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Group of high school students walk across rocky beach on Mount Desert Island, with view of horizon and ocean in background. To the left, a school bus is parked beyond a rocky beach.
January 20, 2023

Imagining the Future Shore with MDI High School

by Catherine Schmitt This fall and winter, we worked with students in Mount Desert Island High School’s Honors Environmental Science […]

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a high tide gets close to a roadway and floods the edge of a forest
November 21, 2022

Watching the tide and measuring the rising sea

by Catherine Schmitt Tides are highest (and lowest) during full and new moons, when the moon and sun – and […]

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October 16, 2021

It’s King Tide season

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

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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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