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Bioinvasion
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

As human activity silently globalizes our world, our modern day ecology is under onslaught from spreading alien organisms. These plants and animals are capable of moving aggressively into a habitat and monopolizing resources to the detriment of other species. Can scientists help us win the war against this bio-invasion?

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Invasive species
Ecology

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Aquaculture
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Farmed salmon grown along the Maine coast provides an affordable alternative to wild salmon. But aquaculture has had its share of controversy with pollution, toxins and diseases. Researchers at universities around the region are racing to come up with innovations to help fish farmers.

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Fish farming
Fishing/Fisherman
Aquaculture
Atlantic salmon

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Climate Change: In Our Backyard
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:45

Using close-to-home examples, the views of leading scientists come alive as they show how climate change can affect almost every aspect of our lives - and in turn, how we affect the climate.

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Climatic changes
Ecology/Energy

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

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Spring
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Because spring comes so late to northern New England, things have to happen quickly and profusely. Spring is the time of year that wildlife and plants come to life again and get right to the business of creating new life.

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Spring -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England
Ecology/Energy

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Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Science, Text

Educational site devoted to the Gulf of Maine and its environment, aquaculture, and protection with education resources for teachers and students.

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Oceanography

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Maine Department of Marine Resources
Science, Text

A resourceful database of various Maine Marine resources including aquaculture, fishing laws and regulations, environmental data, lobster fisheries, etc.

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Fishing/Fisherman
Oceanography
Marine resources

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View Mountains in the Sea 2004: Exploring the New England Seamount Chain
Science, Moving Image

This page contains photos and videos taken during Mountains in the Sea 2004: Exploring the New England Seamount Chain, which took place May 8 - May 18, 2004.

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Mountains in the Sea: photos and videos
Oceanography

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Rolling back the frontier
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

In the 1600s, European settlers left everything they knew to take advantage of Maine’s abundant resources. Despite back-breaking work, a harsh climate, and cultural clashes, they successfully carved out a new life for themselves. But by the end of the century, most of them would leave Maine in fear and live for years as war refugees.

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Native Americans
Settlements

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The Frontier Wars
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:27:01

Land disputes, tensions about resource allocation and European wars combined to trigger intense strife and armed conflict between Maine's English, French and Native populations. The Frontier Wars were a series of six wars spanning nearly a century that devastated populations in Maine, and had a permanent and chilling effect on the relations between English settlers and Native Americans.

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Natural resources
Land Disputes
Native Americans
History - Colonial Period

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