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Research in the Gulf of Maine

In addition to the cod-tagging program featured in QUEST, The Gulf of Maine
Research Institute (formerly known as the Gulf of Maine Aquarium), has
several on-gong research projects. For more information, see their
website and click on "research."

A list of research projects going on in the Gulf is available at the Gulf of
Maine Information System website. The Regional Marine Research Program is a
collaboration between the University of New Hampshire (UNH) , the
Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), Dartmouth College , and the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS).
(click on RMRP Research Projects)

Another research project mentioned in QUEST is the Gulf of Maine Area
Program of The Census of Marine Life. For more information on the census
and their research projects, as well as some excellent maps of the Gulf, see

As an international body of water, The Gulf of Maine is researched by many
Canadian as well as U.S. scientists. The Canadian Department of Fisheries
and Oceans (DFO) has a website with information on Canadian research in the
Gulf, as well as links to other sites.

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has an extensive listing of introductory and scientific information about the Gulf of Maine.

The Penobscot Bay Marine Resources Collaborative was a research project
funded by NOAA and The Island Institute that combined the knowledge of
fishermen and scientists to learn more about the bay's marine system. The
site contains an excellent bibliography of Gulf Research.

At this fun site, you can see an on-going research project that traces
Gulf of Maine lobsters to their final destinations all over the world. is the site of The Lobster Conservancy which
includes information on research, education, volunteers and even an "Ask
the Lobster Doc" section.

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Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Forest Products Council, Irving Woodlands LLC., Desiree Carlson, M.D., and gifts to More Connected. More Maine, The Campaign for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Programming.

A list of other funders includes:
The Davis Family Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and Lincoln Ladd.

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