Rutledge Marine Laboratory at Star Island Corporation meeting today!

We’ll be at the Star Island Corporation meeting today in Lexington, MA! Come see us as part of the Church Fair from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Seals on Appledore Island (Photo by James Coyer, Shoals Marine Laboratory)

You can talk with us about plans for the summer, and we’ll be happy to show newcomers this Web site. We’re looking for your suggestions and ideas to making Star Island great in the summer of 2013!


In the seacost NH/Maine area and interested in lobsters?

One of our favorite places for cool marine science research and activities, The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) partners with local communities to conduct scientific research that improves ocean stewardship in the Gulf of Maine. And, if you’re interested in lobsters, they have a cool lecture event coming up. See below for details.

Not sure what the Gulf of Maine is? Well, one hint is that Star Island and the Isles of Shoals are located within the Gulf of Maine. Essentially, the word gulf refers to a large bay that is an arm of an ocean or sea. The Gulf of Maine is on the East Coast of North America with Cape Cod, Massachusetts as it’s southern boundary and Cape Sable in Nova Scotia, Canada as it’s northern boundary. It’s a place where quite a lot of marine science research takes place. Check out the map of it below:

Gulf of Maine

Now on to the event that might be of interest if you’re in the area:

 On the Rocks: A Lobstering Life

Curt Brown

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 7 – 8 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Cost:  Free, open to the public
Location:  GMRI, 350 Commercial Street, Portland
Parking: Free, adjacent lot
You must RSVP to Christina Traister, Donor Relations Manager,, 207-228-1622

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