• Gulf of Maine February 15, 2023 10:45 am

    Waters Off New England Had 2nd Warmest Year on Record in 2022

    The waters off New England logged the second-warmest year in their recorded history last year. The Gulf of Maine, a body of water about the size of Indiana that touches Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Canada, is warming faster than the vast majority of the world’s oceans. Scientists with Gulf of Maine Research Institute, a science center in Portland say...

  • climate change July 27, 2022 6:03 pm

    Climate 2022: Protecting Puffins Along Maine's Coast

    Each summer researchers nest alongside the sea birds on an isolated island 45 minutes by boat off midcoast Maine, on Eastern Egg Rock, to try to learn more about our environment and changing climate.

  • climate change July 29, 2022 2:11 pm

    ‘Micropuffins': How a Heat Wave Hurt the Puffins Living Off Maine

    In 2021, a number of Maine’s beloved puffins did not grow to normal size and starved because of a lack of certain food. Last summer, the Gulf of Maine, which surrounds many of the remote rocks and islands off of Maine’s coast where puffins nest, broke yet another average temperature record and experienced a marine heat wave. The typical...

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