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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 10-14
by Allison Lorenc

August 10 – Atlantic Halibut – Don’t Let the Googly Eyes Fool You – Today, we’re talking about a monstrous flatfish – the voracious, predacious Atlantic halibut. Like all flatfish, Atlantic halibut lie on their left sides, giving them a goofy, almost crooked appearance. But don’t be fooled – their mouths gape all the way back…

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“Her Deepness” Dr. Sylvia Earle is commemorating her 80th birthday with a dive at Cashes Ledge
by Amanda Yanchury

Dr. Sylvia Earle is many things: Oceanographer. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Scientist. Diver. Founder. Pioneer. Author. Advocate. And, my favorite – conservationist. As Dr. Earle prepares to dive with Conservation Law Foundation at Cashes Ledge this weekend to celebrate her 80th (yes, 80th!) birthday, I’ve been learning a lot about this inspiring and accomplished person.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 22-26
by Allison Lorenc

June 24 – Beyond the Data: Captivating Moments at Cashes Ledge – Two weeks of diving, research, and filming on Cashes Ledge has come to an end. Robbie Lamb, a PhD student and diver with the Witman Lab at Brown University, spent the beginning of June diving off of the R/V Tioga, visiting sites throughout the…

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Dive in on Cashes Ledge 2.0
by Allison Lorenc

Our dive team is back. Over the next two weeks the team will return to the Gulf of Maine and Cashes Ledge to explore more of New England’s beautiful ocean and marine life! This year from June 1 to June 14, onboard the R/V Tioga, the team will travel the 100 miles off the coast to Cashes Ledge, an underwater mountain range in the center of the Gulf of Maine that rises to within 40 feet of the surface.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 20-24
by Allison Lorenc

April 21 – NOAA Warns New England Fishery Council Not to Weaken Ocean Habitat Protection – You might think that habitat protection would be an obvious priority in New England, which has the country’s worst record on overfishing and depleted fish stocks. Unfortunately, this long-overdue plan to manage the region’s ocean habitat could end up slashing…

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Earth Day Irony: Ocean Habitat Faces Threat of Destruction
by Priscilla Brooks

This Earth Day, the spectacular underwater ecosystem known as Cashes Ledge faces the threat of destruction. Take action now to protect Cashes Ledge. Located in the Gulf of Maine, only about 80 miles from the coast, Cashes Ledge is a remarkable and irreplaceable ocean habitat. A governmental body known as the New England Fishery Management…

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A Habitat Committee with No Particular Concern for Habitat
by Greg Cunningham

Is New England’s fishery management system broken? It certainly seems so after the latest meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Habitat Committee. The Committee met recently to finalize its recommendations to the full Council as to the management measures that will best protect habitat where fish spawn, feed, and find shelter. However, those…

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“Good Fishing” at Cashes Ledge
by Allison Lorenc

Maps offer us a unique window into history. We can see how landscapes and coastlines have changed and which locations had particularly noteworthy attributes. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has a collection of 200,000 maps and atlases from around the world, but on display in the lobby of the Boston Harbor Hotel (on loan…