Rep. Michaud walking the board walk to the light house

On a Maine Island, Politicians and Seabirds Mix

7/6/2012 - On a recent visit out to Petit Manan, a seabird restoration colony within the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, we had an unexpected guest. Representative Mike Michaud had never before seen a puffin, despite growing up in Maine. Despite Rep. Michaud's efforts to help bring federal funding to Maine's… SEE MORE
Humpback whale, Infinity

Another Great Show During a Sunset Whale Watch

7/5/2012 - Our cetacean friends put on an incredible show during the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies' sunset whale watch on June 30, giving us all plenty of breaching, tail-slapping, and fin displays to keep us busy all evening. Here are a few shots from this memorable evening, all shot by our… SEE MORE
Seal Island, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Tropical Visitor At Home On Seal Island

7/3/2012 - A rare bird indeed has taken up residence on Maine's outer islands. A red-billed tropicbird, usually a West Coast and Caribbean breeder, has called Seal Island and Matinicus Rock home for the past few summers. The island interns from both seabird restoration islands, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National… SEE MORE
Albert, a brand-new guillemot born on Brother's Island, looking for a fight!

Coastal Species Spotlight: Black Guillemots

6/28/2012 - The predominant object of our daily attention here on Petit Manan is the tern colony, and with just under 2,000 nest sites this year they do keep us busy. But, in honor of the many other avian residents who call Petit Manan their breeding home, today we are very happy… SEE MORE
With a light westerly breeze blowing, Padanaram Harbor is a tranquil place on an early summer morning.

Enjoying a Summer Morning in Padanaram

6/28/2012 - Between the America's Cup World Series in Newport, the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, and the OpSail event in Boston, these days it seems like practically every harbor has a major boating event taking place. Which made it all that much more delightful to visit Padanaram Harbor, in South Dartmouth, recently… SEE MORE