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New to Portland, a Painter Presents an Exhibition of Loss and Change
Jun 5, 2018
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Living in Portland, Dibble has become more aware of rising sea levels and issues associated with it. She spends a lot of time at the Gulf...

Maine Compass: Maine lobstermen’s conservation efforts an investment in the future
Feb 15, 2018
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The recently published study confirmed what Maine lobstermen have long understood: Protecting egg-bearing females and oversized lobsters is...

35 startups selected for Top Gun Maine 2018
Feb 5, 2018
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The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, the University of Maine, the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf of Maine...

Gulf of Maine has coolest year since 2011 but still growing warmer
Feb 1, 2018
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Last year was one the coolest so far this decade for the Gulf of Maine, but the body of water continues its trend toward higher...

Research Concludes Maine Conservation Technique Helped Drive Lobster Population Boom
Jan 22, 2018
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Lobster conservation techniques pioneered by Maine fishermen helped drive a population boom that's led to record landings this century...

Preparing for climate change: Maine coastal communities adapt or face a credit downgrade
Dec 31, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is working with the cities of South Portland and Portland to develop community engagement tools. It...

South Portland to study aquaculture potential of city-owned pier
Dec 25, 2017
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The city is working with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, winning a $30,000 harbor planning grant last summer from the federally...

Rising seas endanger Maine toxic waste sites, analysis warns
Dec 22, 2017
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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...

Bill Needelman deals with rising water in Portland
Dec 17, 2017
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Needelman was with the city’s planning office for 14 years before becoming the city’s first waterfront coordinator in 2013. Then-City...

Selling aquaculture to Americans: Chef Barton Seaver advocates for the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent”
Dec 7, 2017
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If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 30, 2017
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The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) hosted the 2nd annual Sunrise Swim at Willard Beach early Tuesday morning. The free community...

Sunrise swim in South Portland raises money for climate change
Nov 29, 2017
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On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, about 20 people, led by Don Perkins, president of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, took a fundraising...

Gulf of Maine Research Institute swims into Giving Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
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In honor of Giving Tuesday and to draw attention to their year end fundraising effort, the staff from Gulf of Maine Research Institute held...

Maine shrimp fishery looks unlikely to reopen in 2018
Nov 22, 2017
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Climate change is the likeliest cause for the crash in the fishery; Northern shrimp, or pandalus borealis, require cold winter water to...

Scientist Steve Eayrs knows how to build a better fish trap
Nov 19, 2017
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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...