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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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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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Bodies In Motion: The Biomechanics of Sports
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:54:36

Using athletics, QUEST takes a fresh look at the way our bodies move. Bridging the gap between research and the playing field, coaches, trainers and athletes themselves discover how to optimize performance and what to do when injury causes that performance to fail.

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Biomechanics
Sports -- Physiological aspects
Human mechanics
Human locomotion

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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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Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:43

For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. When it comes to dealing with winter, plants and animals know things we humans don't.

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

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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Recreation/Tourism
Tourism -- Maine -- History

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Understanding an Ecosystem
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:03:17

To understand any ecosystem is a monumental task. This infinitely complex web of life has not only changed throughout time, but is continually changing and re-balancing itself in the present.

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Algae
Zooplankton
Ecology/Energy
Marine ecology
Biogeochemical cycles
Ecosystem management
Ecosystem health

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The Gulf -- An Interactive Ecosystem
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:01:28

If you start thinking about the Gulf of Maine as an ecosystem, you start to realize that these species and organisms are actually interacting with one another.

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Darling Marine Center
Ecology/Energy
Oceanography
Ecosystem health
Marine ecology
Marine resources conservation
Ecosystem management

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Diary of Capt. John Davison, 1846
Maine Historical Society, Text

John Davison, a schooner captain from Augusta who was involved in East coast trade, kept a logbook of his journeys on the ship Yucatan, 1846.

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Davison, Caleb Henry
Davison, John
Davison, John -- Diaries
Logbooks
Manuscripts
Seafaring life -- Description and travel
Ship captains -- Maine
Yucatan (Ship) -- Logbooks

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Intro of Non-Native Species
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:04:15

In the Gulf of Maine, we have seen many invasions of non-native species since colonial times. A single species can come in and alter the ecosystem.

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Crabs
Ecology/Energy
Oceanography
Biological invasions

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