"Due to a $450,000 shortfall, the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GOMOOS) may have to remove five of the eleven buoys they have currently in Maine and Canadian waters."
Such sad news and wholly indicative of the misguided priorities of the present administration that it is willing to risk the safety and reduce the prosperity of Maine's commercial fishing fleets.
One of those at risk is the West Penobscot Bay buoy
As GOMOOS 's web editor tersely noted "..buoy F will likely be removed during the Fall 2008 deployment. " More details from GOMOOS HERE