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Science

The Hunt for Red Tides

What we think of as “red tides” are harmful algal blooms that can involve different microbes. An expert explains.

Bringing Back the Peregrines

It took a national park, a college, and a helicopter to reintroduce peregrine falcons to the Maine coast.

Why We Love the Ocean

Being in and on the ocean makes most people happy. It turns out that’s no fluke.

Fishing’s Future?

Aquaculture start-ups find a world-class research hub in rural Maine.

Ice Age Survivors

When the last of the glaciers left by the ice age finally disappeared more than 10,000 years ago, they cleared the way for two evolutionary wonders of the animal kingdom: landlocked salmon and arctic char.

Arctic Warming and Maine

The Artic is melting, and Maine is feeling the impact as many cold-water fish species move north and weather patterns shift.

Christmas Bird Count

Annual Christmas Bird Counts promote science, camaraderie, and conservation worldwide. Rare birds and behavior have been a hallmark of the event in Rockland, Maine.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

For nearly 50 years the Gulf of Maine Research Institute has been building knowledge of local waters through research and outreach. GMRI’s mission is perhaps best exemplified by CBASS, its wide-ranging, long-term Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey.

Charting the Coast

Nautical charts of the Maine coast were first produced in the late 1860s. Since then, evolving technology has led to increasingly detailed knowledge of the ocean bottom.

Small Bird Big Journey

Blackpoll warblers fatten up and add muscle before making a non-stop 80- to 90-hour transoceanic flight from Maine to Venezuela.

Penobscot River Restoration

A multi-year project to remove dams and restore the Penobscot River is paying off as fish populations rebound.

Beyond Backyard Birdwatching

Birdwatching in Maine is about learning, appreciating nature, venturing to new locales, and seeing those spectacular birds.

Just Squiddin'

A nighttime squid fishing adventure on the Seal Harbor pier.

MITA Turns 25

How the coastal trail system of Maine Island Trail Association came to be.

Cetacean Sensation

Dan DenDanto is a specialist with a distinctive skill: the rearticulation of large marine mammal skeletons.