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Science

Mysterious Predators

Sharks play an important role in ecosystem maintenance. We take a look at the eight species found in the Gulf of Maine.

Frequent Fliers

Arctic terns migrate thousands of miles each year between Maine and the Arctic, but the route they travel is far from direct.

Unearthly Floating Objects

While it’s common to think of jellyfish as a nuisance, they are incredibly fascinating creatures. This according to Oceanographer Dr. Nicolas Record, who has been collecting reports of citizen sightings of jellyfish as part of his research.

Grand, Wild, and Terrific

Naturalist John James Audubon’s epic trip to Labrador in search of the Great Auk began in Maine.

Discovering The Cornerstones of Maine’s Mapping History

Fixed geographical benchmarks, established more than 150 years ago, are the cornerstone’s of Maine’s mapping history.

Forces to Reckon With

A first-of-its kind wind and wave stimulator at the University of Maine in Orono allows designers to test how marine vessels and sea walls will respond to weather conditions.

Why is the Ocean Blue?

Why is the ocean blue? Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. William Balch tackles both the philosophical as well as the bio-optical angles.

Oh the Loons

Loons are a triple-threat in the bird world: they are stunning to look at, possess a supernatural voice, and are skilled predators of fish. Their presence on a lake means it is healthy.

Bird Blizzard: Snowy Owls

Why has the snowy owl, a species of bird normally considered at home in the high arctic, been making an appearance in the Midwest and New England?

Resilient Shellfish

Maine has a thriving oyster growing industry. Until recently most of these oysters were raised from commercial seed. As the industry has grown and coastal water temperatures have inched up, cultured oysters have begun to multiply on their own, particularly in the brackish waters of the Damariscotta River.

Water Ways: An Answer to Global Warming?

By Melissa Waterman - Could the tiny, gluttonous, carbon-dioxide-eating diatom really save the planet?

Maine Maritime Academy - Tidal Power

A proposed project on the Bagaduce could help power both MMA and the town.