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Collecting Data to Help Protect the Health of Casco Bay

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What’s green, microscopic, and makes ½ our oxygen?

July 1, 2020

What’s green, microscopic, and makes half of the oxygen we breathe? Phytoplankton, the tiny algae at the base of the food chain, that’s what! Measurements of chlorophyll — the green pigment that enables plants and algae to photosynthesize — provide an estimate of how much phytoplankton are in our coastal… Read more

30 years of success protecting the Bay

June 25, 2020

We were delighted to have more than 80 Friends of the Bay join us for our 30th Anniversary Members Annual Meeting on June 16. As Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell said during the event, we only wish we could have held it in person. If you missed the event — or… Read more

A Warm Winter and Spring

June 10, 2020

How warm was winter and spring on Casco Bay? Staff Scientist Mike Doan takes a look at our data. You can always see our Continuous Monitoring Station data here. Read more

Take a tour of our Cage of Science

May 14, 2020

What is this Cage of Science that Friends of Casco Bay keeps talking about? We invite you to join Staff Scientist Mike Doan out on Casco Bay for a short tour of our Continuous Monitoring Station. In this 2 ½ minute video, Mike shows off the high-tech components of the… Read more

Boom and Bust: How phytoplankton influence pH

April 9, 2020

When we look at our water quality data, we can see that some characteristics of the Bay influence other characteristics. In this example, large phytoplankton blooms have a big impact on the chemistry of Casco Bay. Ready for some Marine Science 101? In the graph below, we compare two types… Read more

We’re still monitoring the health of Casco Bay, and you can too

March 25, 2020

It is lonely out on the pier where Staff Scientist Mike Doan is collecting data on the health of Casco Bay — and he is playing it safe, taking his own selfie as seen here. We are continuing to monitor the health of Casco Bay. Our Continuous Monitoring Station is still… Read more