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|2384||River Herring in the Concord River Watershed|
Since long ago, each spring the River Herring swam up the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet Rivers (SUASCO) in unfathomable numbers to spawn. Their numbers turned the sluggish river turbulent with movement, and their masses colored the water black. Nipmuc, Pawtucket, and Massachuset people, their ancestors before them, and later English colonists, treasured these runs for food and fertilizer, and many seasonal communities were once situated at ideal fishing places. The industrial revolution came with largely little heed to the fish or those that used them. [show more]
|2383||The Bale National Park: Harenna Forest, Ethiopia|
The Harenna forest is the largest cloud forest in Ethiopia, located in the southern region of the Bale mountain range. 60⁰ 20' and 60⁰ 50'N
|2381||Nesting Sea Turtles on a Changing Caribbean Island|
The Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program (BISTRP) is a long-term sea turtle monitoring project that focuses on nesting sea turtles in the Caribbean. BISTRP was initiated by the National Park Service in 1988 after Buck Island was identified as an important nesting beach for sea turtles, in particular for the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle. Since 1988, the program has conducted annual monitoring of the nesting sea turtles on Buck Island with the goal of identifying each nesting female, collecting biological data, and tracking nest success on the island. [show more]
|2380||From Lake to Sea: Winter Habitations of Common Loons|
The Common Loon (Gavia immer) has historically been used as an indicator species during it's summer breeding season. More specifically, loons have been used as an indicator for heavy metals, biocontamination, and acidity (Canadian Lakes Loon Survey).
|2379||Interpreting the Songbirds of Great Duck Island, Maine|
Songbirds use islands for breeding and migrating. Great Duck Island is located 10 miles from Mount Desert Island, Maine; it is about 200 acres large and consists of a variety of habitat types.
|2377||Northern Pacific Sound Pollution|
The longest distance a human shout has been heard from is just over 10 miles, and that scream happened over a lake. Researchers have estimated that a whale scream, or more so a song, can be heard from over 10,000 miles away! Though we can't always hear these songs because of their low frequencies, whales can listen and respond to each other from oceans away.
|2376||J-Pod Southern Resident Killer Whale Movement|
How vessel traffic, chinook salmon, water quality, climate, and the navy impact how J-Pod moves throughout the Salish Sea
|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
Natural Resource Management for Biodiversity. Understanding Scotland's protected habitats and their inhabitants.
|2363||Life on a Barren Rock (Mount Desert Rock)|
Introducing the "Photosynthesizers" of Mount Desert Rock
|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.
|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.
|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
|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]
|2282||MDI Intertidal Species Relation with Sediment Types|
Intertidal species set themselves on sediment types based on feeding patterns and protection coverage from predators.
|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
|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.
|2156||Warbler Sightings on MDI from 1993-2011|
Warbler Sightings on MDI from 1993-2011. Source data from Michael Good via EBird
|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]
|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]
|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]
|2081||Maine Oyster Trail Pilot Project, Damariscotta River|
A Map showing land use, waterfront access, and other factors important to Oyster aquiculture.
|2079||A Predictive Model for Common Loon Productivity on Mount Desert Island|
Based on Aquatic Parameters, Nest Site Suitability, Nursery Cove Availability, and Human Use.