Entanglements: Lost “ghost” Fishing Gear Just Keeps Fishing

June 30, 2009

What lies beneath your favorite ocean view may surprise you. Lost, abandoned, and discarded derelict fishing gear, such as nets, lines, lobster/crab/shrimp traps, buoys and other recreational and commercial fishing equipment finds its final resting place in the marine environment worldwide, including the Gulf of Maine.

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UNH Researchers Track Tiny Lobsters

June 30, 2009

Icy air hits Jason Goldstein’s face around his sunglasses and knitted hat as he drives a small boat in New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary. He motors towards Fox Point, the site of a lobster trap he checks regularly. Lobsters in the trap are not sold at market. Instead, they are fitted with transmitters to reveal...

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Changing Course – The Lesser Known Flooding Hazard

June 30, 2009

Fluvial erosion, or the removal and transport of silt, sand, gravel and other stream bank materials by rivers, happens when development near rivers and streams meet natural processes. This kind of flooding hazard is less well known than flooding inundation - when land is simply overwhelmed with too much water. It takes into account the...

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Climate Change and the Gulf of Maine

June 30, 2009

The question is no longer if, or even when, climate change will affect the Gulf of Maine. The question is how—and how much? What will climate change mean for the ecosystem and the fishermen, coastal communities, and other stakeholders to whom it is so important?

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