Archives for Gulf of Maine

Coastal Conversations 4/8/16

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Coastal and Ocean issues

Program Topic: Gulls and seabirds in the Gulf of Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Herring and great black-back gull populations are on the decline in the Gulf of Maine, what is happening?
b) Researchers at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and at University of New Brunswick share their field work and results looking at sea bird and gull populations
c) What does gull decline portend for the health of the Gulf of Maine system as a whole?

John Anderson, W.H. Drury Professor of Ecology and Natural History, College of the Atlantic
Meaghan Lyon, senior at College of the Atlantic
Audra McTague, first year student at College of the Atlantic
Kate Schlepr, graduate student at University of New Brunswick

Coastal Conversations 8/28/15

Producer/Host: Paul Anderson
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Maine coastal and ocean issues

Program Topic: The University of Maine’s Coastal Ocean Observing efforts

Key Discussion Points:
Status of buoy-based ocean observing systems in the gulf of Maine
Trends in oceanographic data in recent years
Why this information is important to fishermen and communities

Dr. David Townsend, University of Maine
Dr. Neal Pettigrew, University of Maine
Dr. Robert Steneck, University of Maine (by phone)
Dr. Damian Brady, University of Maine