Scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland are trying to better understand how the ecosystem of Casco Bay is changing. This summer, they launched a comprehensive survey of marine life in the bay that will unfold over the next 10 years. MPBN's Jennifer Rooks caught up with some of the researchers.
For most people, a trip to the vet is as simple as snapping on a leash or popping a cat into a crate, and driving to the clinic. But if you live on an island? Things aren't quite that simple. A basic exam can eat up a whole day - or more - depending on the ferry schedule and the weather. But one vet is trying to ease that burden by taking to the seas with her floating clinic.
Any ad agency will tell you that to successfully sell a product you need the right face for the job. For Maine potatoes in the mid-20th century, that face belonged to one boy whose wholesome image helped put Maine spuds on plates from here to Florida. Jennifer Mitchell has the story of this marketing icon and his life after advertising.