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Archive: January 2012

Tropical Fish ... In Maine?

January 25, 2012


Tropical Fish…In Maine?

by Muriel L. Hendrix

Maine-grown Picasso Clownfish.  Photo courtesy of Soren Hansen


Near the entrance of the 12,000-square-foot building in Franklin that is home to Sea & Reef Aquaculture, numerous tanks hold thousands of brightly colored tropical fish destined for pet stores and wholesalers across the United States. In some, duplicates of Finding Nemo’s  hero, the Tomato Clownfish, swim around each other, each confident in its own space; in others,...

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Robotic devices

January 12, 2012


UMaine aquatic physicist Emmanuel Boss was quoted in a story on the website Miller-McCune about the use of robotic devices that are helping a researcher in California keep track of how tiny organisms and object travel in sub-surface ocean currents. Boss said if the devices work at a reasonable price, they could revolutionize oceanography.

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MDI man builds reputation with whale bones

January 5, 2012


MDI man builds reputation with whale bones

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

Jan. 04, 2012, Posted  5:35 p.m.  at 
Last modified Jan. 04, 2012, at 6:45 p.m.

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Dan DenDanto removes a rib from a 50-foot-long right whale named Stumpy at his workshop in Tremont on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011.Buy Photo

Kevin Bennett | BDN
The front spine section a 50 foot long right whale named Stumpy hangs by a chain at Dan DenDanto's workshop in Tremont on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011. ...

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