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Events & Things to Do in Maine Filter

MWMC Annual Conference: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change

December 2 - December 3

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council (MWMC)  is pleased to announce its 27th Annual Conference, Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Change, on December 2-3, 2021. This virtual conference will explore themes relating to a more equitable application of strategies across communities to address the shift to a new climatic normal and… SEE MORE

High Tides and Hot Chocolate: Coastal Flooding Citizen Science Meet-Up 12/6

Portland, ME December 6 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The work of Clifford Ross explores the natural world, prompting audiences to engage with the vitality and wonder of nature in an era of global climate change. Did you know that your photographs of water can be used to help scientists and municipalities gather local, accurate data that is critical… SEE MORE

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Multiple Downtown SF Skyscrapers Are Causing Entire Area to Slowly Sink

11/27/2021 by US Harbors

Much media attention has been lavished on the tilting and sinking Millennium Tower, a fix for which remains in the works. But the building's situation has perhaps brought attention to the fact that heavy buildings clustered in an area atop landfill and bay mud — an area of reclaimed land… SEE MORE

Rockland, ME Breakwater by Bob Trapani, Jr.

Boating 101: The Importance of Ventilation

11/26/2021 by US Harbors

How often do you think about boat ventilation? One of the most amazing things about owning a yacht is how little red tape there is, or even laws to follow, compared to life ashore. The rules that do exist are generally there for good reason. If you own a boat… SEE MORE

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/22/science/mammoth-tusk-ocean.html

Why Was This Ancient Tusk 150 Miles From Land, 10,000 Feet Deep?

11/25/2021 by US Harbors

By Annie Roth. A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end. Although she died on land, her massive body found its way into the Pacific Ocean. Carried by currents, her remains drifted more… SEE MORE

https://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/news/featuredstories/feb15/coraletiquette.html

Australia’s Barrier Reef Erupts in Color as Corals Spawn

11/24/2021 by US Harbors

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is spawning in an explosion of color as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded the corals fertilizing billions of offspring by casting sperm and eggs into the Pacific Ocean off the Queensland… SEE MORE

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Fort Scrammel, Casco Bay, ME - By Dirk Ingo Franke - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22110309

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