A scallop diver is all geared up and ready to go to work in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Dangerous But Lucrative Business: Maine Scallop Diving

2/28/2012 - Scallop diving is dangerous business, make no mistake about it. Divers plunge into the icy waters of downeast Maine, sometimes sixty to seventy feet down, all while the water temperature sits in the mid 30s and the winter winds howl above its choppy surface. It’s dangerous all right, but it’s… SEE MORE
A freshly shucked sea scallop with roe. Photo by D. Morse/Maine Sea Grant.

Understanding the Science, Industry Behind Scallop Fishing

2/15/2012 - The nearshore sea scallop fishery in Maine state waters has fluctuated over the years and declined recently. Scallops still thrive in Cobscook Bay, where harvesters collected them by hand (SCUBA diving, hence the descriptor "diver-caught" or just "diver scallop”) and by dredge. Dredge and trawl are the primary methods of… SEE MORE
image courtesy of Lesia Socher, presenter at the Feb 17 event

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine Announces 2012 Events

2/15/2012 - PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine kicks off its 2012 season on Friday, February 17, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine’s events offer engaging, fast-paced… SEE MORE
The Ice & Smelt Festival will be held Feb. 3-4 at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

A Festival of Smelt, Ice, and Fun in Bowdoinham

2/1/2012 - Anyone who has lived through a Maine winter knows that you need to find your fun outdoors or you'll go stir crazy waiting for spring and, eventually, summer. Luckily there are a bunch of great festivals that actually celebrate freezing your butt off outside, and surely one of the quirkiest… SEE MORE
Oysters at the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival, held on the last sunday in September.

Maine Oyster Country: Newcastle and Damariscotta

1/30/2012 - Oyster cultivation on the coast of Maine is on the increase, thanks to our clean, cold, salty, water. This water is full of nutrients, and it's part of what gives our oysters their delightfully distinctive taste. Maine oysters have their moment in the sun, literally, on the last Sunday in… SEE MORE
A unique perspective on Union Hall and the Shepherd Block in Rockport, with Ragged Mountain in the background.

Our Winter’s Palette on the Maine Coast

1/29/2012 - This has been an unusual winter so far along the Maine coast, with many backyards still bare instead of being buried under a couple of feet of snow. This shot of downtown Rockport from the east, with Union Hall at the far left and the Shepherd Block at center, shows… SEE MORE