Concerns About Rockweed Harvest In Cobscook

Rockweed Harvesting – Ascophyllum nodosum is a vital keystone species that provides a home for all kinds of marine species and it is a major contributor to the primary productivity of the area as well. Some folks are concerned about … Continue reading

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PHOTO: Rockweed and Baby Eiders.

You can see the importance of rockweed for nurturing baby eiders in this photo. They live in the rockweed at the edge of the water before they are able to swim very long. The rockweed feeds and supports them during this … Continue reading

Rockweed symposium at UMaine urges research on harvest impact

No videos or pictures in your ILQW email? See them at http://ilovequoddywild.blogspot.com Photo credit: acadiaseaplants.com By Sharon Kiley MackBDN Staff ORONO, Maine — Questions about rockweed harvesting in Maine vastly outnumber answers. That was the overall problem addressed by researchers … Continue reading

Rockweed – A "keystone species" of Quoddy’s spectacular productivity?

No videos or pictures in your ILQW email? See them at http://ilovequoddywild.blogspot.com Excerpt from: http://www.workingwaterfront.com/online-exclusives/Fathoming-What-we-know-about-rockweed/13684/ What isn’t known is whether or how animal populations, including commercially important species, are negatively affected in the long-term by these changes. Jill Fegley, a … Continue reading