News this week is about sea level rise, the Rachel Carson Refuge, alga, smelt fisheries, education, lobster, and the completion of the Royal River dredging. Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

February 27

Scientists cite dramatic sea level rise off Portland, Maine (Foster’s Daily Democrat)

Plan for Timber Point section of Rachel Carson refuge balances several interests (The Kennebec Journal)

February 28

Steneck, team reveal 120 years of environmental information in alga (Boothbay Register)

March 1

Maine’s smelt catch runs high as state weighs daily limits (The Kennebec Journal)

New Program Seeks to Put the Excitement Back in Science (MPBN)

March 2

Sea level rise over two-year period near Portland alarming (WCSH6)

March 3

Maine’s lobster enigma: Record catches in warming waters (Bangor Daily News)

March 4

Yarmouth’s Royal River dredging project finished (Portland Press Herald)

March 5

Frigid February may put Maine’s lobster harvest on ice for a while (Portland Press Herald)