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Team to Focus on Right Whale Survival This Week

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team meets to develop additional measures to reduce impacts from fishing gear in Providence April 23-26, 2019.
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Town Brook Restoration Complete with Removal of Holmes Dam

On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, we will celebrate the completion of the Town Brook restoration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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MRIP Releases FY 2019 Implementation Plan Update

The Marine Recreational Information Program has outlined the goals it achieved in 2018 and the priorities it has set for 2019.
April 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Marine Mammals of Maine Founder Lynda Doughty Honored at Stranding Network Banquet

Doughty awarded the David St. Aubin Award of Excellence for response to seal Unusual Mortality Event.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Lab Helps Shellfish Growers Become Citizen Scientists

NOAA Fisheries staff from the Milford Laboratory in Connecticut have created a Citizen Science Guide to help growers capture high quality underwater footage of aquaculture gear.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Still from GoPro footage of two fish swimming around and through an aquaculture oyster cage. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries Lab Helps Shellfish Growers Become Citizen Scientists

NOAA Fisheries staff from the Milford Laboratory in Connecticut have created a Citizen Science Guide to help growers capture high quality underwater footage of aquaculture gear.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Still from GoPro footage of two fish swimming around and through an aquaculture oyster cage. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Extended Through April 23: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of right whales sighted in this area on April 7.
April 10, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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International Collaboration Sheds Light on Ocean Acidification’s Impact on Shellfish

NOAA Fisheries' lab in Milford CT is known for its long-standing international research relationships, and is currently hosting post-doctoral researchers from Brazil to China, not to mention France, which is where Emilien Pousse hails from.
April 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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How Will Changing Ocean Chemistry Affect the Shellfish We Eat?

Scientists at the NEFSC Milford Lab are shining some light on ocean acidification by examining how a more acidic ocean affects something we care about: the oysters, surfclams, and scallops that we eat.
April 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Lone Bowhead Whale Sighted in Gulf of Maine

Bowhead whales generally live in Arctic waters around 54° North latitude, migrating north into the high Arctic in the summer months and to lower latitudes of the Arctic in the winter. For the past few years a lone bowhead has been sighted in the waters
April 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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