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Interesting and useful information about the Gulf of Maine

Watershed map
To get an 18" x 24" three-color map of the Gulf of Maine watershed (featured on page 12 of the Gulf of Maine Times) while supplies last, contact Andy Cameron, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, (902) 424-0406; Mary Power, New Hampshire Coastal Program, (603) 431-9366; or Paul Dest, Maine Coastal Program/State Planning Office, (207) 287-5305.

Undersea poster
Undersea Landscapes of the Gulf of Maine is an award-winning map and poster that focuses on the landscapes, geology, and biology of the Gulf of Maine. The poster's concept and text were developed by Robert Steneck of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and Joseph Kelley of the Maine Geological Survey. The project was coordinated by Paul Dest of the Maine Coastal Program/State Planning Office. For a copy contact (in the US) Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, (617) 626-1212; Mary Power, New Hampshire Coastal Program, (603) 431-9366; or Paul Dest, (207) 287-5305; (in Canada) Tim Hall at (902) 426-4116; or Andy Cameron, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, (902) 424-0406.

Salmon growers code
Members of the New Brunswick Salmon Growers Association have endorsed a code of practice that will be tied to the licensing of salmon farming sites by the province. The code will set standards for husbandry practices and fish health management. For information, E-mail

Beach sweep kit
The Beach Sweep Kit contains the information necessary to organize and conduct a beach cleaning project, including detailed information on the marine debris issue, instructions and practical considerations to conduct a safe activity with volunteers, a marine debris inventory sheet, a standard press release, and more. To obtain a kit and for further information, E-mail Sophie Bastien-Daigle at

Bird area directory
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) gathered bird conservation specialists from Canada, Mexico, and the US to identify critical North American bird sites and has published the results in the book North American Important Bird Areas: A Directory of 150 Key Conservation Sites. To download the directory, visit publications/ibas.cfm?format=2.

Ocean sounds Web site
Sound travels five times faster in the ocean than through air. Visit, the Natural Resource Defense Council's Web site, to find out how this might affect marine animals.

Coastal zone guide
By the Sea is a guide to 11 ecosystems within the coastal zone of eastern Canada. It provides information on the inhabitants of coastal zones, on the importance of these environments, and on the part people can play in preserving these habitats. Parts of the introduction module, a short summary of the 11 modules, and activities are available at For more information, E-mail

Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
Moored on the coast of Massachusetts