Title

The Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life is unique in focusing on ecosystem-based

Authors

Colin Woodard

Source

Down East

Date

7-1-2007

Pages

82-85, 111-116

Abstract

The Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life is unique in focusing on ecosystem-based management, and researchers are trying to find ways to reverse the damage done by commercial fishing. W. Jeffrey Bolster, of the University of New Hampshire, reconstructs historical inshore cod stocks with the help of old logbooks. Tom Trott, of Boston's Suffolk University, studies the diversity of the Passamaquoddy Bay region, with its 22-foot tides. Lewis Incze, of the University of Southern Maine, studies offshore banks, which periodically teem with marine and bird life. Researchers at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, are compiling a list of species in the Gulf. The census is also creating a dynamic atlas that will allow users to build customized maps.

Subjects

Marine life, Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life, Gulf of Maine

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