Archives for Coastal Conversations

Coastal Conversations 2/27/15

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Green Crabs: Invasion, Impact and Opportunities

Key Discussion Points:
a) Green crab invasion, how they got here and when
b) What impact are green crabs having on shellfish and other species?
c) What can municipalities and others do about the explosion of green crabs?

Guests:
Brian Beal: University of Maine at Machias and Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education, Beals, ME
Bailey Bowden: Penobscot Shellfish Conservation Committee
Hannah Annis: Area Biologist, Maine Department of Marine Resources

Coastal Conversations 1/23/15 (Debut!)

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: Ocean Acidification

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is Ocean Acidification?
b) How does ocean acidification affect shellfish and other organisms?
c) What are people in Maine doing to mitigate ocean acidification?

Guests:
Joe Salisbury, Research Professor of Oceanography/Biogeochemistry at University of New Hampshire..
Bill Mook, Mook Sea Farm in Walpole
Damian Brady, Assistant Professor at UMaine School for Marine Sciences, and Associate Director of Research at Sea Grant
Esperanza Stancioff, Climate Change Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant