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Science

Great White Sharks in Maine

Data shows great white sharks, once on the verge of disappearing, are making a comeback along the Maine coast.

Journey’s End for a Remarkable Wild Goose

The circle of life comes to an end for a remarkable wild goose.

The Secret Life of Periwinkles

Periwinkles are so common, it’s easy to dismiss them. But these little marine snails have an interesting story to tell.

Drama on Ice

Waterville’s wintering eagles, back from the brink of extinction, provide an exciting show for birders.

Tyranny of the Tides

A stranded fawn presents a rescue dilemma.

Ocean Health

Researchers are learning about whale health by studying poop, mucus from blow holes, baleen, and more than a million photographs.

Leeches, Snappers, Spiders, and Snakes OH MY!

Leeches, snappers, spiders, and snakes: lake monsters demystified

Scallop Research

Scallop research project featured an unusual partnership between scientists and fishermen.

Saving Whales

The Campobello Whale Rescue Team plays a key role in rescuing whales that have become entangled in fishing lines.

Environmental DNA

New DNA technology is enabling scientists to see the world in just a drop of water.

Cultivating Wonder

Naturalist and environmental advocate, Rachel Carson found inspiration and solace on the coast of Maine, where she owned a small house.

EEL of Fortune

Salmon farming may be just the tip of Maine’s move into aquaculture. The latest trend: growing elvers into big fat eels.

The Unsinkable Water Strider

This agile little insect can walk on water.

Research Along Maine’s Long Wild Edge

Maine is home to 18+ marine labs and field stations making the state a leader in efforts to understand and teach about the marine environment.

The Birds of Seal Island

A birdwatching trip to Seal Island offers a chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Wilson Storm-Petrels and many other seabirds.