Author Archives: Hunter Clark '13

Scientist, Fisherman Ted Ames: ‘Can’t Believe We’ve Stumbled on Something As Important As This’

Ted Ames is a man who has made it his life’s work to study the big picture, one story at a time. Or one fish stock at a time, one fishing community, or even one fisherman. A scientist as well … Continue reading

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Can The Lowly Alewife Help Turn Around Groundfishing?

If he had come a week earlier, or a week later, the water would have been roiling with fish. Still, Bowdoin biologist John Lichter can’t contain his excitement. “Look at the osprey,” he says, pointing at a pair of fish … Continue reading

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Diet study of nearshore groundfish to understand the role of river herring in the Kennebec-Androscoggin nearshore marine food web

Miguel Barajas ’13 (University of Southern Maine) An investigation of the functional relationship of river herring to the diet of nearshore groundfish of the Kennebec-Androscoggin river system. A diet study will be performed by catching nearshore groundfish using live bait … Continue reading

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Ecological Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers, Estuary, and Nearshore Marine Environment

Catherine Johnston, Class of 2012 Merrymeeting Bay is a freshwater tidal ecosystem in midcoast Maine that experienced ecosystem collapse in the mid-20th century. The focus of our study this summer was on two vital components of the ecosystem that were negatively impacted … Continue reading

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Ecological and Economic Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, estuary, and nearshore marine environment

Daniel “Danny” Lowinger, Class of 2012 The Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers in Maine provide a variety of ecosystem services, such as commercial and recreational fishing, boating and hydropower. Historically, alewives traveled upstream on the rivers to spawn, while supporting a commercial inshore cod … Continue reading

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Ecological and Economic Recovery of the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, estuary, and nearshore marine environment

Michele Kaufman, 2013 The Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers were historically low quality rivers due to excessive industrial waste and transportation use on the rivers. Since the Clean Water Act in 1972, work has been done on both rivers to improve their quality. … Continue reading

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