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Wonder Where Your Seafood's From?Jul 23, 2015Press Clip

Fox News (Video): Jen Levin is working on a boat-to-plate traceability tool.Levin is from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and she says many fishermen in Maine already have electronic monitoring systems with detailed logs and video of what they harvested and where they harvested it. 

Massachusetts School District Signs on to Local SeafoodJul 14, 2015Press Clip

Associated Press: A Massachusetts public school system is the first school district to sign on to a Maine science institute's seafood certification system.

Rare Split-Colored Lobster Caught off Maine CoastJul 7, 2015Press Clip

NECN: A rare, two-toned lobster has been caught off the coast of Maine. It's part orange, part brown, and could be close to "one of a kind," according to some researchers. 

Dedham Teacher's Methods Honored by Gulf of Maine Research InstituteJul 6, 2015Press Clip

The Ellsworth American: In her science classes at the Dedham School over the last couple years, Rhonda Tate’s students have gotten their hands dirty in the name of real, environmental research.

Out of the Blue: Diversify Your P(a)lateJul 6, 2015Press Clip

Talking Fish: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Out of the Blue program focuses “underloved” species in the Gulf of Maine—bringing attention to species that are bountiful and well-managed, but not harvested due to lack of demand. The program goal is to raise public awareness and demand for these “unappreciated” seafood species. 

Lobstermen Play Waiting Game While Early Prices SpikeJul 5, 2015Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: While the ocean has since warmed up, surface temperatures are in the low 50s, slightly below normal for this time of year, according to Andrew Pershing, chief scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, which this year began forecasting the start of the lobster harvest.

Consider the Lobster Price: How Climate Change Could Affect Your Lobster RollJul 1, 2015Press Clip

Talking Fish: We must not let the current season fool us – climate change still remains a great threat to our lobster populations. Global warming rates are not slowing down; they are occurring faster than ever. The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the rest of the ocean.

Lobster Prices on the Rise?Jun 27, 2015Press Clip

NECN: It may be summer, but Maine's lobster industry is still feeling the effects of last winter.

Ocean temperatures took so long to warm up after the winter, that lobsters are shedding later than usual, delaying the season and limiting the catch. The decrease in supply has increased prices.

CMP, Gulf of Maine Reasearch Insistute Education Effort Wins Smart Grid AwardJun 27, 2015Press Clip

Kennebec Journal: Central Maine Power Co., along with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, is among this year’s recipients of 2015 Smart Grid Customer Education Awards. CMP and GMRI designed the PowerHouse education initiative, which combines smart meter technology with math and science learning to help students and their families examine and manage their home electricity use.

Study Unveils Why Bluefin Tuna Suffer Despite Prey AbundanceJun 23, 2015Press Clip

FIS: Bluefin tuna are going hungry in a sea full of fish because their foraging habits are most efficient with larger — not necessarily more abundant — prey, according to a study led by a University of Maine marine scientist.

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