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Rising seas endanger Maine toxic waste sites, analysis warnsDec 22, 2017Press Clip

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has compiled data and developed an online tool that shows how much of low-lying areas along the Maine coast will be flooded at certain heights of sea level rise.

Bill Needelman deals with rising water in PortlandDec 17, 2017Press Clip

Needelman was with the city’s planning office for 14 years before becoming the city’s first waterfront coordinator in 2013. Then-City Manager Mark Rees led the charge to hire someone whose principal job would be to work on the city’s waterfront economic interests.

Selling aquaculture to Americans: Chef Barton Seaver advocates for the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent”Dec 7, 2017Press Clip

If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not to mention seafood until much later on in the conversation, if at all.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving TuesdayNov 30, 2017Press Clip

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) hosted the 2nd annual Sunrise Swim at Willard Beach early Tuesday morning. The free community swim was a part of Giving Tuesday, the national day devoted to giving back.

Sunrise swim in South Portland raises money for climate changeNov 29, 2017Press Clip

On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, about 20 people, led by Don Perkins, president of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, took a fundraising plunge into the ocean off Willard Beach in South Portland. The institute has a mission of pioneering collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving TuesdayNov 28, 2017Press Clip

In honor of Giving Tuesday and to draw attention to their year end fundraising effort, the staff from Gulf of Maine Research Institute held their second annual Sunrise Swim at Willard Beach in South Portland Tuesday morning.

Maine shrimp fishery looks unlikely to reopen in 2018Nov 22, 2017Press Clip

Climate change is the likeliest cause for the crash in the fishery; Northern shrimp, or pandalus borealis, require cold winter water to spawn.

Scientist Steve Eayrs knows how to build a better fish trapNov 19, 2017Press Clip

We met Steve Eayrs at one of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Trawl to Table programs, a daylong crash course at the Portland nonprofit’s headquarters on how the seafood supply chain works.

Is It Time To Catch The Wave Of Rebounding Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?Nov 9, 2017Press Clip

After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even more. "The increase has been incredible, just incredible," says Walter Golet, a jointly appointed researcher at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and University of Maine.

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks Are Rebounding — But Should The Quota Be Raised?Nov 6, 2017Press Clip

After charting a strong bluefin presence in 2016, preliminary data for this year suggest even better.

“The increase has been incredible. Just incredible,” says Walter Golet, a jointly-appointed researcher at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and University of Maine.

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