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Gulf of Maine Research Institute Gets $1 Million To Study Climate Change's Effect On Fisheries
Sep 6, 2017
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Dr. Lisa Kerr, who leads the project at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, says the idea is to create a predictive tool for managers...

Maine Calling: Seafood in Maine
Aug 21, 2017
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Jen Levin, the Sustainable Seafood Senior Program Manager at GMRI joins the Maine Calling Radio show at the 19:15 mark of the program.

Slideshow: See How Students Find Purpose in their Bates-Funded Summer Internships
Aug 17, 2017
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Watanasiri landed a Purposeful Work internship with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, spending the summer helping researchers learn...

Invasive seaweed threatens Gulf of Maine
Aug 13, 2017
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The study focused on the shifting seaweed population only and did not concentrate on the cause. But Dijkstra said warming water...

Middle Schoolers are Fighting the Knotweed
Aug 10, 2017
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To experiment with their ideas, students were given a 10×10 foot plot. Once or twice a week students went outside to work on their plot, as...

Climate change will hit New England hard, report says
Aug 9, 2017
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“The big story here is that the changes are real, they’re easy to document in the data, and we’re clearly seeing that global climate change...

New Study Puts Hard Numbers on Impacts of Bottom Trawling
Jul 24, 2017
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The new study also looked at how long it takes for ecosystems to recover from trawling impacts, and found that it ranged between just shy...

For Mr. and Mrs. Fish, it’s time for a sea change
Jul 22, 2017
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Jeff and Deb met in Portland in their 20s when they were both involved in what became the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Commercial...

Local mussels return to menu
Jul 20, 2017
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Gary Moretti, owner of the company, said it was the longest red tide closure he could recall. In 2015, Maine’s mussel industry was valued...

With diners prizing Maine oysters, farming them booms along coast
Jul 18, 2017
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National oyster demand is expected to outpace supply for the next three to five years and remain strong for at least the next 15 years,...

NOAA Grant Would Fund Study of Tuna, Lobster, Climate change
Jun 12, 2017
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Another grant of nearly $290,000 would go to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to address the issue of "choke species'' in the era of...

Class of 2017: South Portland twin sisters ‘motivate each other’
Jun 7, 2017
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Ellen is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017, while Julia is not far behind, ranked fifth in their class. She was a Maine Research...

What rising sea levels mean for The Gulf of Maine
Jun 5, 2017
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Part of the mission of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland is to help people understand and adapt to the changing climate and...

New trail reveals one of the ‘best spots’ to watch alewives in Maine
Jun 2, 2017
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“The adults will be in the lake for a few weeks, spawning, and they’ll come back down the river and go out to the ocean to feed,” said Gulf...

Maine Environmental Advocates Warn of 'Crippling' Cuts in Trump Budget
May 24, 2017
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Portland Press Herald: President Donald Trump has not backed off on a wide range of federal budget cuts and program eliminations that...