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Casco Bay Stories Project Tells Personal Stories About Life in Casco Bay

Paul Rollins has been diving in Casco Bay and surrounding waters for more than 40 years. On a cloudy but warm morning in July, Paul suits up to dive in Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth. Every time he dives, Paul cleans the ocean floor, picking up debris and trash from years of dumping. “[People think] […]

August 8th, 2014|Casco Bay Stories|

On Jellyfish

You may have noticed more jellyfish along the coast this summer, particularly the clear moon jellies. Catherine Schmitt, Communications Coordinator with Maine Sea Grant, wrote an interesting blog post about this phenomenon.

She ends the post with this: “Jellyfish are here this summer. Maybe, for now, we should not care so much about why.

Attributing the appearance of […]

August 1st, 2014|Our Changing Bay|

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 16-July 29

Casco Bay news over the past couple of weeks includes stories about the rise in the number of jellyfish, Fluoride, conservation, oil exploration, phytoplankton, fisheries, Alewives, climate change, Green Crabs, ocean acidification, and shorebird habitat. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 16

As jellyfish […]

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 9-15

News this week is about climate change, jellyfish, green crabs, commercial fishing, planning for Portland parks and one fourth grader’s effort to make a difference. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 8

Contrary to popular belief, climate change is foremost in mind at Maine DEP  (Bangor Daily […]

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 2-8

News this week is about ocean acidification and Maine shrimp. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 2
Ocean acidification an ‘emerging issue’ in Maine (Current)
July 6
Maine’s shrimp fishery may face new restrictions  (Portland Press Herald)

Casco Bay News Roundup: June 25-July 1

Casco Bay-related news this week is about local seafood (yum!), ocean acidification and climate change. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

June 25

Writers, Mainers encourage people to eat locally caught seafood (Bangor Daily News)

Keeping up with Maine’s changing climate (Editorial) (Bangor Daily News)

June 26

Maine launches initiative to […]

Attack of the Green Crabs

Check out this short animated video about green crabs and clams from O’Chang Studios. It’s informative and entertaining!

Click here for the You Tube link.

June 26th, 2014|Clams, Green Crabs|

Casco Bay News Roundup: June 18-24

Casco Bay got in the news a lot this week! Click on the links below to read about land conservation projects, clammers digging more quahogs and less soft shell clams, beach monitoring for bacteria and a series of ocean-related programs just outside of Casco Bay in Boothbay Harbor. Click on the title of this post […]

Ocean Acidification in the News

There have been several recent stories about ocean acidification, following the legislature’s decision to form a panel to study the effects of ocean acidification and identify potential solutions. The panel members will be chosen by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and will include fishermen, scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders in the process.

From MPBN:  Maine Confronts […]

Responding to Dramatic Declines in Eelgrass

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Friends of Casco Bay collaborated on a project to survey Casco Bay’s eelgrass coverage during the summer of 2013. The study compared new aerial photos taken at low tide with data from 1993 and 2001. The 2013 eelgrass coverage data shows huge losses, […]