Mar 31, 2018

Webinar audio: "Where and Why: Citizen Science in Ocean/Coastal Acidification Monitoring" 3/30/18

On March 30, 2018, Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN) held a webinar on  "Training for Citizen ScientistsListen below to audio mp3s of this hour long webinar.   Watch  video of full meeting (youtube)
Because local conditions  affect vulnerability to coastal acidification, NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program and NECAN  are helping citizen scientists in coastal acidification (OCA) monitoring.  Citizen science programs and researchers can take steps now to help protect marine environments from ocean and coastal acidification.




































Mar 30, 2018

Searsport shipping news March 7 to march 20, 2018

Shipping news, March 7 - March 20

Commercial marine traffic at Searsport and Bucksport
Mar 23, 2018
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Photo by: Ethan AndrewsMarch 7
New England, a 599-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered gasoline, diesel and No. 2 heating oil. It departed March 9 for Saint John, New Brunswick.
March 9
Denali, a Kirby Corp. tug and fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered ethanol. It departed March 10 for Portland.
March 10
Chemical Pioneer, a 662-foot chemical tanker, arrived in Searsport from Philadelphia and delivered caustic soda. On March 12, it left Mack Point and anchored in Searsport Harbor, then departed March 15 for Port Comfort, Texas.
March 11
Leopard Star, a 600-foot oil and chemical tanker, arrived in Searsport from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and after spending the night anchored in the harbor, docked at Mack Point and delivered kerosene. It departed March 15 for Rotterdam, Netherlands.
March 15
Tanja, a 606-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Vila do Conde, Brazil, and delivered clay slurry. It departed March 17 for Portland.
March 17
Coho, an articulated tug and fuel barge operated by Kirby Corp., arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, and delivered asphalt. It departed March 19 returning to Saint John.
March 20
East Coast, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Portland and delivered gasoline. It departed later that day for Bucksport, where it delivered jet fuel. It departed March 23 for Saint John, New Brunswick.
Poland Pearl, a 600-foot general cargo ship, arrived in Searsport from South America and delivered road salt. It departed March 23 for New York.
Denali, a Kirby Corp. tug and fuel barge, arrived to Searsport for the second time in March, coming from New York and delivered ethanol. It departed March 21 for Boston.
Shipping news is compiled using automatic identification system (AIS) data from marinetraffic.com, local sources and direct observation at ports.
Chemical Pioneer delivers caustic soda to Mack Point in Searsport March 12. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)

Mar 29, 2018

GAC Chemical Remediation of onshore acidic waste - June through December 2014

GAC Chemical  removed a sizable quantity of  acidic waste that had been dumped along the shore of Stockton Harbor -  June  through December 2014

JUNE
10/16/14 Maine ocean acidification meeting AUDIO October 10, 2014. Augusta Maine.

NOVEMBER
11/8/14   Kidder Pt History. Aug1974, Delta Chemical, sulfuric acid plant acid fail causes shipwreck.
11/10/14 Kidder Point, Searsport. Acid and oil spills, 1983 to 2011
11/14/14 GAC Chemical's reported Acid & Oil Spills on Kidder Point from 1994 to 2012
11/14/14 Delta Chemical's 42 reported Kidder Pt Acid & Oil Spills from 1983 to 1994.

DECEMBER
12/4/14  GAC Chemical Corp VRAP Public Communication Plan, November 2014
12/4/14 GAC  VRAP: 11/13/14 Email Prof Mark Green,St Joseph's College to GAC' consultant CES
12/4/14 GAC Chemical Corp VRAP 8/27/14 Summary of Investigations (2 pages)
12/5/14 GAC VRAP Site spills history & subsurface Sampling Plan
12/5/14 GAC Chemical VRAP site online documents archive
12/5/14 GAC Chemical VRAP Plan CES Remediation and Shoreline Stabilization Plan

GAC VRAP Investigations Summary Report. November 2014 (14 pages)

12/5/14 GAC's VRAP12/1/14 Public Communication Plan.
12/5/14 GAC VRAP Deed Restriction, Certificate of Completion February 12, 2003 - 1PAGE









Maine ocean acidification meeting October 10, 2014. Augusta Maine.

Listen to MP3 audio recordings from the 10/10/14 Maine Ocean Acidification Commission's meeting in Augusta.   Read agenda

Discussion of using crushed clamshell as counter to acidification

1. Prof Mark Green St Josephs College & John Lewis of Maine DMR. 7min

2. Susanne Miller MDEP, Richard Nelson lobsterman & John Lewis DMR 8min

Legacy land based acidic waste source
Senator Chris Johnson, Ron Huber, Friends of Penobscot Bay, Susanne Miller MDEP on GAC Chemical cleanup. 4min 30sec

Mar 28, 2018

Rockland's South Channel 2006 - 2014

Note: these pictures show a large and one or two closer up images of each year.

2004

2004 closeup


2007

2007 closeup

2007 closer in
2011


2011 close up

2011 closer up


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2011_2 closeup

2011_2_closer

2012

2012 closeup

2012 closer up

2014

2014 closeup

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Mar 27, 2018

FOPB videos 2

Friends of  Penobscot Bay youtube videos part 2 underwater


15:38 Rockport Harbor Underwater camera tour May 13, 2015 15min Ron Huber



6:31
 Six minutes on the floor of Rockport Harbor, Maine Ron Huber


4:09
 Underwater beauty of Porterfield Ledge in Rockport Harbor, Maine Ron Huber


1:01
 GAC Chemical acid waste erosion: buffered by mussel shells?Ron Huber



0:09
  eagulls recapitulate history of Capitalism Ron Huber


0:31 Mummichogs on parade in the clean side of Kidder Cove. Stockton Harbor Maine. Ron Huber


8:05
 Rockport Harbor Rockport Maine October harbor floor 10/19/12 8 minutes 43sec Ron Huber


16:37 
 A visit to Rockland Maine's muddy harbor floor Ron Huber




5:17 Sears Island 10/8/09 harbor floor scuba video  Stephen Darney


6:31 
Rockport Harbor deeps 6 minute version Ron Huber


6:31 
Six minutes on the floor of Rockport Harbor, Maine Ron Huber


4:09
 Beauty of Porterfield Ledge in Rockport Harbor, Maine Ron Huber


16:37 
 A visit to Rockland Maine's muddy harbor floor Ron Huber

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10:22 
rockporthbr 101912 algae 11minutes tr Ron Huber


11:01
 Rockport Harbor bayfloor video 10/19/12 Part 2. 11 minutes Ron Huber


2:43
 Rockport Harbor 10/19/12 a short jaunt on the bayfloor Ron Huber


10:43
  Rockporthbr 101912 algae3 11min Ron Huber


2:43
  Rockport Harbor. Seafloor video 101912 Ron Huber


1:45
 Crab grazes on stone seawall of Rockland Harbor Fish Pier 9/13/15 Ron Huber


6:31
 Six minutes on the floor of Rockport Harbor, Maine   Ron Huber


4:09
 Underwater beauty of Porterfield Ledge in Rockport Harbor, Maine Ron Huber


16:37
 A visit to Rockland Maine's muddy harbor floor  DMR

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