If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine how valuable a video can be! The following videos are “windows” into some of our research in the Gulf of Maine.


On December 10, 2010, Jennifer Rooks of MPBN’s “Maine Watch” interviewed GoMA Chief Scientist, Dr. Lew Incze for a segment titled “Gulf of Maine Biodiversity”. (Interview starts at minute 17:30; produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network)

The summary video “Exploring Diversity in the Gulf of Maine” describes the motivation behind the Gulf of Maine Area Census of Marine Life and features two field projects.


The Census was featured in a half hour television segment on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s show “Land and Sea” in November 2008. The show visited the Fundy Isles in the Gulf of Maine to film NaGISA researchers as they sampled the intertidal and subtidal zone. The segment provides an overview of the Census as a whole and a detailed look at NaGISA research in the Gulf of Maine, which is led by Peter Lawton, Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Gerhard Pohle, Huntsman Marine Science Centre. The full video, which features both above and underwater footage and interviews, is available online at the CBC’s Land and Sea website.

Our humpback whale visualization illustrates the presence of humpbacks on both coasts of North America and the migration of identified individuals from their wintering grounds on Silver Bank in the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds in the Gulf of Maine. (4:56 min; produced by University of Southern Maine)

View National Geographic’s coverage of the Census in the northern Gulf of Maine as Canadian researchers explore biodiversity in the Discovery Corridor in this “Wild Chronicles” segment. (3:56 min; produced by National Geographic)

In summer of 2008, videographer Rick Morris interviewed several of the scientists investigating biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine. Visit the interviews page of the Census of Marine Life’s video gallery to view Rick’s 3-part series on the Gulf of Maine.


In “Revealing a hidden realm: Canada’s first marine biodiversity corridor” we see Canadian researchers exploring the Discovery Corridor, a swath of the Gulf of Maine that extends from the shallow coastal waters in the Bay of Fundy, over the northeast tip of Georges Bank and the Northeast Channel, and out to the New England Seamount Chain. (12:35 min; produced by the Centre for Marine Biodiversity)

In 2007, “Maine Watch” host and producer Jennifer Rooks interviewed Gulf of Maine Area researchers Nicholas Wolff, Tom Trott, and Kate Gaglio, as well as E&O coordinator Susan Ryan. This led to a fifteen-minute feature on GoMA, which is embedded within a half-hour episode entitled “The Future of the Gulf of Maine”. (GoMA piece starts at minute 15:30; produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network)

Diversity at Sea: Exploring Platts Bank” follows the crew of the RV Galatea, as they travel to a small bank off the coast of Maine where whales, seabirds and other marine life congregate in great numbers. (9:12 min; produced by University of Southern Maine)