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Sea Turtles Stranded on Cape Shores Later Than Ever
Jan 4, 2016
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Boston Globe: Endangered sea turtles are washing up on the shores of Cape Cod later this winter than ever before, reflecting another sign...

Warm Weather Extends Maine’s Lobster Season
Dec 28, 2015
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NPR: The unusually warm weather in New England has made for an unusually long lobstering season in Maine. Andy Pershing, the chief...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute to Study Fishing Communities’ Climate Vulnerability
Dec 16, 2015
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Associated Press: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland will get $1.3 million in federal money to investigate fishing...

From Trap to Plate, Maine Lobster Distribution is a Complex System
Dec 14, 2015
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Mainebiz: Trends show the lobster resource is shifting east, possibly due to the warming ocean temperature... According to the Gulf of...

Climate Change Hurting New England Cod, Study Says (all links)
Oct 29, 2015
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Multiple National Outlets: For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England’s fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem...

Spiny Dogfish gets a Marketing Makeover
Oct 28, 2015
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Boston Globe: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, will create promotional events and develop product surveys for potential buyers. Since...

Fishermen Worry as Black Sea Bass Stake New England Claim
Oct 26, 2015
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Associated Press: As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region's...

Mayday: Gulf of Maine in Distress
Oct 25, 2015
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Maine Sunday Telegram: The Gulf of Maine – which extends from Cape Cod in Massachusetts to Cape Sable at the southern tip of Nova Scotia,...

NASA Commits $6.5M to Gulf of Maine Research Institute for Climate Change Education
Oct 21, 2015
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Mainebiz: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland is receiving a $6.5 million grant from NASA to create a new educational program...

U.S. Program Pushes to put Acadian Redfish on the Menu
Oct 6, 2015
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Seafood Source: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has been working for the past four years to promote underutilized fish species...

The Enigma Behind America's Freak, 20-year Lobster Boom
Oct 6, 2015
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Quartz: Finally, thanks to warmer seas and plum new habitats, more babies than before are surviving. Statistics seem to bear that out: Even...

Today, Maine Students Come to School Eager to Tackle Environmental Problems
Oct 4, 2015
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Portland Press Herald: A more sophisticated curriculum works because Maine students come to their classrooms with a working understanding...

Seafood technology: When 'net' means more than catching fish
Aug 24, 2015
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MaineBiz: Jen Levin, sustainable seafood program manager at GMRI, says the collaborators have created a proof-of-concept smartphone app and...

In From the Outdoors: Q&A with Zachary Whitener of Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Aug 23, 2015
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Portland Press Herald: Zachary Whitener grew up on Long Island and has been lobstering and striper fishing since age 10. Now 28, he’s at...

Lobster Population Is Shifting North; Ocean Warming Blamed
Aug 20, 2015
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New York Times: Maine fishermen have landed more than 100 million pounds of lobster for four years in a row, by far the highest four-year...