Gulf of Maine: More Info
Research in the Gulf
In addition to the cod-tagging program featured in
QUEST, The Gulf of Maine
Research Institute (formerly known as the Gulf of Maine Aquarium),
several on-gong research projects. For more information,
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.
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
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
Gulf of Maine lobsters to their final destinations all over the world.
the site of The Lobster Conservancy which
includes information on research, education, volunteers and even an "Ask
the Lobster Doc" section.