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 come in waves off Maine coast, questions follow (Portland Press Herald)

‘Fluoride is a pollutant’: York County residents want to remove fluoride from drinking water (The Bangor Daily News)

Alewife Restoration Program Begins on International St. Croix River (Digital Journal)

July 17

Two treasured Maine islands move closer to being open to public forever (Portland Press Herald)

July 18

Obama opens East Coast to oil exploration with sonic cannons (The Associated Press)

A global view of oceanic phytoplankton (phys.org)

July 23

Scientists: Warming ocean waters affecting fishing industry (WMTW)

July 25

Gov’t Spends $156,493 to Identify Species Vulnerable to Climate Change — in Maine (CSN News)

July 28

Invasive green crabs creep back into Casco Bay (The Bangor Daily News)

Maine Ocean Acidification Commission to meet Friday, August 1 (United Press International)

July 29

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird’s Survival (MPBN)

King Says Climate Change has Budget Implications (MPBN)