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(Over)Fisheries: The Ripple Effects of Overharvesting

This is the fourth and final blog in our series, Behind the Catch, in which we’ll explore New England’s waters and fisheries from a scientific perspective. By examining the region’s fundamental ecology, we can better discuss and tackle marine conservation issues. … More Info »

Ghouls, Goblins, and Garbage: Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments

Halloween is for dressing up, carving pumpkins, and eating spooky amounts of candy. Unfortunately, lots of candy means lots of unrecyclable wrappers, and lots of unrecyclable wrappers contribute to the 17.6 billion pounds of plastic that enter our oceans annually. … More Info »

The “Other” Global Ocean Problem: Ocean Acidification in New England

Ocean acidification (OA) poses very serious biological and economic threats to marine ecosystems around the world. In this blog, we explain the science behind this pervasive ocean problem and why it’s a challenge for New England’s waters. … More Info »

Sea Surface Temperature Increases in the Gulf of Maine

The entire planet is heating up and has been for almost 200 years. Unfortunately, the ocean is no exception. In fact, in the Gulf of Maine, sea surface temperatures are increasing faster than almost any other ocean region. This blog unpacks the mechanics behind that trend and some of the specific challenges facing New England’s fisheries. … More Info »