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Preparing for the Worst with a Kelp Seed Bank

6/3/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Natalia Mesa. Learn how the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is working with partners to protect Washington State's kelp ecosystemsBegun in 2010 by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the existing seed bank houses a collection of bull kelp spores from the Washington coast. Currently, the spores are housed in Wisconsin,… SEE MORE

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Ocean Acidification Warming will Slow Sea Scallop Growth

6/2/2023 by Param Bhatia

By A new study published in the journal PLOS Climate indicates that ocean acidification conditions projected between now and 2100 depress the growth of juvenile Atlantic sea scallops. Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in chemical changes that increase acidity. Ocean warming may further hinder growth. Atlantic… SEE MORE

Fishing Boats & Ports Books by Stewart Lenton

The Art of Steel

6/1/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Paul Molyneaux. In Bayou La Batre, Alabama, older boatbuilders pass on skills to the next generation. When cotton was king in the South, wooden boats built in Maine carried the crop to the mills of England. Now that scallops and lobsters are the kings of New England and Mid-Atlantic fisheries,… SEE MORE

Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light by WikkiCommons

Look out, it's Lighthouse Season. The Government is offering 10 fixer-uppers

5/30/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Emma Bowman. Have you been longing for a remote lifestyle, waterfront views or the lulling sounds of the sea? Do you have a passion for historical restoration? The federal government might have just the thing. Ten lighthouses across the U.S. are being sold or given away for free by… SEE MORE

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Southern Coast & Casco Bay, ME

Casco Bay and Maine's Southern Coast are the most populated areas of Maine, but that doesn't result in any lack of charm or local flavor. Portland, the jewel of Maine, and home to the best food anywhere is a vibrant growing city. The Southern Maine Coast has been blessed with miles picturesque beaches, and islands of pastoral country surrounded by seas of forest. Both history and geography create the chemistry to give you a vacation you won't forget. Enjoy a lobster boat cruise, charter fishing excursion or kayaking excursion along the coast, canoeing on the Mousam River, a trolley ride to the beach, or the thrill of an oceanside amusement park. Open year 'round, the Southern Maine Coast has it all. SEE MORE