Our Changing Bay

Casco Bay News Roundup: August 27-September 4

News this week is about land conservation, wind energy, fisheries, aquaculture, stormwater, climate change, and rare albino lobsters! Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

August 27

L.L. Bean donates $250,000 to land trust’s plan to buy Casco Bay islands near Harpswell (Bangor Daily News)

August 28

Bingham […]

Casco Bay News Roundup: August 20 – August 26

News this week is about shorebirds, Green Crabs, climate change, fluoride, our changing bay,  and land conservation by Portland Trails (which CBEP helped acquire!). Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

August 20

High fluoride levels found in some private wells in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

Portland […]

Casco Bay News Roundup: August 6-August 12

News this week is about aquaculture, conservation, climate change, a tribal water dispute, fisheries, algae blooms, and a lobster rescue. There is also a nice shout out for the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership! Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

August 6

Public Invited to Weigh […]

Casco Bay News Roundup: July 30-August 5

News this week is about ocean acidification, fisheries, Maine’s dam laws, elvers, puffins, and a rare lobster caught in Maine! Click on the title of this post (Casco Bay News Roundup) to access links to the stories.

July 30

Fishing Towns to be adversely impacted by Ocean Acidification (Maine News)

July 31

Public input enhanced in Maine’s […]

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 […]

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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 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 […]

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 […]