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August 9, 2011 Sunrise zooplankton tow
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August 9, 2011 Sunrise zooplankton tow
Out near the mouth of the Webhannet River, Wells Maine. On this survey EPA partnered with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, biologists from the University of New England, and the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserves. The biologists from each program have been working to better catalog species of larval fish (just hatched they can't swim yet) present particularly near the mouths of the Webhannet and Saco Rivers, in the estuaries where the salt water from the ocean and the fresh water from the river meet. The Bold is helping them collect zooplankton further offshore to compare the species they've been finding in the estuaries. This type of information can help to better protect fisheries and their habitats. Photo by Eric Vance, U.S. EPA Learn more @
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