The Gulf of Maine Area program is the regional ecosystem project of the global Census of Marine Life, which seeks to explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the ocean. Research from this program will contribute to the development of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the Gulf of Maine and around the world. This program is run jointly by American and Canadian scientists at the University of Southern Maine and the Centre for Marine Biodiversity.
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News & Features
- New summary brochure from GoMA Census, in English and French:
- See GoMA Chief Scientist, Dr. Lew Incze interviewed on MPBN’s “Maine Watch” for a segment titled “Gulf of Maine Biodiversity”. (Interview starts at minute 17:30; produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network) - 10 Dec 2010
- New creatures, new information from the Gulf of Maine (PDF – 652kb) Maine Lobstermen's Association Newsletter - Nov 2010
Portland Press Herald - 4 October 2010
- Sea Stories for the Future: Interdisciplinary Conversations on Historic Oceans and Contemporary Marine Science - Part of the Sidore Lecture Series 2010 at the University of New Hampshire. (PDF)
- Discover the Gulf of Maine newsletter - Summer
- First Ever Marine Census Reveals Surprises in the Gulf of Maine MPBN News - 3 Aug 2010
- Gulf of Maine Census partners at the Huntsman Marine Science Center are featured in the 2010 summer Gulf of Maine Times - 29 Jun 2010
- Gulf of Maine scientists featured in new article,
The census under the sea
Boston Globe - 22 Mar 2010
"Historic 10-year tally gives new insight into the planet's astonishing array of marine life."
- Watch the winning videos from the 2010 National Ocean Sciences Bowl “Living on the Ocean Planet” Video Contest, sponsored by the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) and the Census of Marine Life.
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- Essay Contest:
Discovering our Modern Day "Darwins"