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Trump Has Been Elected, so What's Next for Sustainability?
Nov 27, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: GMRI is non-partisan. We believe policy discussions should be based on evidence, and in the case of climate change,...

Sound Technology Helping Scientists Assess Health of Maine Shrimp Population
Nov 10, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is helping to track where shrimp are so regulators can better manage the stock...

Climate Change and Policy: Statewide Races to Watch
Nov 7, 2016
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Newsweek: Heat waves, more powerful storms, and rising seas are increasingly transforming Maine—effects that most climate scientists trace...

Consultant Sees Huge Growth Potential for Maine Aquaculture
Oct 27, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: Maine’s farmed oyster, mussel and scallop industries are poised to more than quadruple in value over 15 years,...

MREP Bridging Trust Gaps Between Fishermen, Scientists, and Regulators
Oct 26, 2016
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Seafood Source: Alexa Dayton and her staff, who support all of the MREP regional teams through the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, said...

The Take: Warming Lessons From the Gulf of Maine
Oct 20, 2016
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NECN: Andrew Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine, discusses how to live in a...

Spotlight on Maine's Lesser-Known Fish
Oct 7, 2016
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Seafood Source: Maine-based hospitals, schools and restaurants are forging partnerships with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) to...

How Many Fish Are in the Sea?
Oct 5, 2016
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The Atlantic: Climate change is disrupting ocean conditions so fast that even the most responsibly crafted management plan based on the...

Gastropod: Counting Fish
Oct 4, 2016
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Gastropod (podcast): This week, we are taking on one of the universe’s great mysteries: how many fish are in the sea? If you stop to think...

Why is the Sea Salty?
Sep 30, 2016
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Vermont Public Radio (audio): "Why is the sea salty?" asks 9-year-old Chase of Enfield, New Hampshire. For an answer, we turned to Zach...

Evolving Fish Industry: Creating Sustainable Waters
Sep 24, 2016
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CCTV America (video): Tuna, shrimp, Tilapia and salmon are among the most popular seafood eaten around the world. But their use on dinner...

Maine Winters to get Warmer This Century, Study Shows
Sep 17, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: Winters in mid-21st century America will be warmer and shorter than they are now, an article in this month’s Journal...

Mussels Disappearing From New England Waters, Scientists Say
Aug 29, 2016
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Associated Press: New England is running out of mussels.The Gulf of Maine's once strong population of wild blue mussels is disappearing,...

Puffin Chicks in Gulf of Maine's Largest Colony Starve to Death at Record Rate
Aug 23, 2016
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Portland Press Herald: A drop in the food supply this summer, possibly tied to warmer Gulf of Maine waters, leads to the worst survival...

Don't Argue Semantics: Prepare for Changes in Fishing, Housing
Aug 22, 2016
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MaineBiz: At a recent Pierce Atwood event on the impact of climate change, an attendee posed a common question: whether the term climate...