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|2142||Rockweed in Frenchman Bay|
Rockweed is a brown algae found on rocky shores. The most common types of rockweed are within the genus Ascophyllum spp. and Fucus spp. (the latter is shown to the left). They grow slowly and can live from 3 to 15 years before breakage. Rockweeds have fronds that bear air bladders. These 'airbags' help the algae to stand up straight under water. Rockweed lacks true roots, stems, and leaves, and because they lack a vascular system, absorb dissolved nutrients directly through the blades. Rockweed attaches to rocks with a disc-like “holdfast”, and regenerate fronds from remaining holdfasts after a natural disturbance that removes upright fronds. [show more]
|2057||Studying Land Features using Drone Imagery|
Studying Chlorophyll Concentration and Land Classification using Drone Imagery
|2038||Gulls of the Gulf of Maine|
An overview of gull density in Maine
|2039||How to Bee in Maine|
Pollinators such as wild bees and the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera, are important to humans and nature. Seventy-five percent of food crops and 90% of wild flowering plants benefit from animal pollinators (IPBES 2016).
|2041||Global Restrictions on Shark Finning|
An estimated 73 million sharks were killed last year, primarily for their fins. Their populations are at critical levels, and they are still being fished out of the oceans at unsustainable rates. Some regional populations of shark species are down to 95 - 99%, which is considered functional extinction.
|2042||The Dorr Museum Collections and their Global Origins|
An exploration of the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History collections and their origins. The Dorr Museum of Natural History is unique among museums in that its collections have been prepared entirely by students.
|2051||A Profile on Dengue: The Infamous Neglected Tropical Disease|
Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, has spread across the globe in recent years, now infecting an estimated 100-400 million people each year. Approximately forty percent of the world’s population lives in countries with a risk of dengue.
Natural Resource Management for Biodiversity. Understanding Scotland's protected habitats and their inhabitants.
|2365||Additions to the Arboretum of Eden|
Developing our arboretum creates more records for future students to refer to, to analyze our campus inventory over time. Our current arboretum contains around 150 different species of woody specimens
|2048||Horse Healthcare in Maine|
The USDA reported a shortage of veterinarians in at least 500 counties spanning 44 states. This shortage is mostly in rural areas and therefore has a larger effect on large animals and livestock. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reported that only 10% of graduates had an interest in working with livestock.
|2047||Cheetahs in Southern Africa|
Under the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) 's, cheetahs are listed as vulnerable. This status means the species is likely to become endangered unless the circumstances threatening its survival and reproduction of the species improve. Due to recent studies showing a significant decline in current cheetah numbers, scientists have started calling for the species to be up-listed to endangered status under the IUCN.
|2361||Leach's Storm-Petrel Distribution on Great Duck Island|
Leach's Storm-Petrels (Hydrobates leucorhous) are Great Duck Island's most cryptic and most populous breeding seabird.
|2143||Coastal Marine Life History of Mount Desert Island 1903-2021|
Mount Desert Island, located off the east coast of Maine, is completely surrounded by intertidal environments. Throughout the 1900s, data was collected and recorded in notebooks regarding intertidal life by numerous researchers, followed by entry into a spreadsheet by Michael Hays, a citizen scientist who worked with the MDIBL (Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory). In present day, these data can be put into a map thanks to ArcGIS Pro. These data includes large amounts of information regarding marine life around the coastal environments of MDI, such as species common and Latin names, locations observed (where on the island along with Lat. and Long.), observation year, along with some brief notes about each observation. [show more]
|2045||The Dynamic Forest Cover of Great Duck Island|
Great Duck Island is a 237-acre island 15 km south of Mount Desert Island, Maine. It served as a manned Coast Guard lighthouse post from 1890 until 1986 when it was automated. Sheep grazed the island from the late 19th century until 1951, dramatically impacting the landscape and ecology of the island. In 1985, the Nature Conservancy and the State of Maine gained control of most of the island, collaborating with the College of the Atlantic Eno Research Station to monitor the ecology of the land. [show more]
|2363||Life on a Barren Rock (Mount Desert Rock)|
Introducing the "Photosynthesizers" of Mount Desert Rock
|2082||Landscape of Change|
Exploring the Past to Build a Resilient Future To understand how climate change is affecting Mount Desert Island we need to look to the past. Our ancestors documented the natural world around them in stories, reports, journals, diaries, and letters, which are cared for in the collections of history museums and libraries. Increasingly, scientists are pulling observations and data from historic records to get a clearer picture of the natural world of the past to understand how the present is changing. [show more]
|2035||328: Response, Rehab, Release|
The rehabilitation story of seal #328, a juvenile harbor seal rescued from Cape Elizabeth, ME.
|2283||Where Do Gulls Go?|
Herring gulls are found around the world, not only by the sea, despite often being called "seagulls". There is debate over the herring gull's taxonomic status. American ornithologists lump herring gulls in North America and Europe, while European ornithologists split them. They are often described as scavengers, though there is evidence that individual herring gulls specialize on particular food sources (intertidal, aquaculture, ocean, anthropogenic, freshwater). [show more]
|2281||Algal Blooms and Common Loons in Maine|
Maine has over 6,000 lakes and ponds. These waterbodies are home to a wide range of wildlife and plant species. Maintaining high water quality in Maine’s lakes and ponds is essential to protect the health of these habitats and the species that use them.
|2280||Finding the Birds of Mount Desert Island|
The goal of this project was to identify birding hotspots on Mount Desert Island. To do this, I used data from eBird to determine which birds are most common in each sector. The sectors are areas used by birders during the annual Christmas Bird Count . Birding hotspots are areas that birders go to frequently
|2286||On Track of the Pale Clouded Yellow Butterfly|
Where it lives and how we might save it
|2284||Mount Desert Rock Oceanography Survey|
A look at oceanographic data around Mount Desert Rock for the 2019 and 2021 seasons
|2293||Tracking Great White Sharks in the Gulf of Maine|
Acoustic Receivers are monitoring devices that listen for specific sound wavelengths. When these soundwaves are detected a data point is stored and categorized under a unique ID.
|2282||MDI Intertidal Species Relation with Sediment Types|
Intertidal species set themselves on sediment types based on feeding patterns and protection coverage from predators.
|2276||Amphibian Crossings in Acadia National|
Roads often intersect the habitat between forests and wetlands, leaving migrating amphibians with no choice but to cross the road. Unfortunately, many amphibians are killed by vehicles when they migrate across roads. These animals' small size and slow movements make them difficult to see from a car.