Rare Harvest Moon to Appear this Friday the 13th

11/9/2019 - By Gordon Johnston. The Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, the Corn Moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival Moon, the Chuseok Moon, the Modhu Purnima and the Binara Pura Pasalosvaka Poya. The Moon will be full early Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2019, appearing "opposite" the Sun (in… SEE MORE
Higher-than-normal levels of bacteria prompted beach closures.

Elevated Levels of Bacteria Prompt Beach Closures

11/9/2019 - OREGON COAST (KPTV) - Health advisories were issued Tuesday for three Oregon beaches after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria. The Oregon Health Authority said the advisories affect Rockaway Beach and Neskowin Beach in Tillamook County and D River Beach in Lincoln County. The public, especially children and… SEE MORE
The two-tone lobster was found in Penobscot Bay by Capt. Daryl Dunham when he was fishing in coastal waters off Maine. Photo by Maine Center for Coastal

Found in Maine: A 1-in-50 Million Lobster

11/9/2019 - By Laura M. Holson. Some lobsters aren’t meant for a roll. That was the case for a rare two-toned lobster that was plucked recently from the icy waters off Stonington, Me., and which scientists say is a one-in-50 million find. The lobster, split from head to tail into halves of… SEE MORE
Photo by Robert H. Pos.

Rhode Island Fall Fishing Report

9/9/2019 - The bite definitely does not slow down by September in Rhode Island. Bluefish and bass may start to begin their migration south, but our waters generally are visited from all of the blues and stripers that have started their migrations further north. Fishing the south coast in September and October… SEE MORE

Maine-eDNA Receives $20 Million Grant

26/8/2019 - A $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program will fund a five-year initiative that aims to revolutionize environmental monitoring, ecological understanding and sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The University of Maine is partnering with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and other collaborators in education, government agencies, citizen’s groups… SEE MORE
Harbormaster Appreciation Day - Oct 8th, 2019.

Harbormaster Appreciation Day – October 8th, 2019

26/8/2019 - US Harbors announces the creation of national Harbormaster Appreciation Day – celebrated annually on October 8th – a day when coastal communities come together to recognize and celebrate their local harbormasters. Harbormasters are the stewards of our harbors – the center of our coastal communities. They manage the overall ecosystem,… SEE MORE