The Wrack

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  • Green Crabs are Likely to Remain in Maine Even as Waters Change

    Blair Morrison
    | August 10, 2017 | Filed under: Observations

    Green crabs appear to have the potential to maintain their populations and continue spreading as an invasive species, even as southern Maine's coastal waters become warmer and more acidic.

  • Thank You, Emma!

    | June 2, 2017 | Filed under: Culture

    Two new murals painted by Cape Elizabeth High School graduating senior Emma Shedd will welcome summer campers and introduce the beach habitat to students.

  • Towers and Printers and Mice, Oh My!

    | September 8, 2015

    If you're reading this article, you probably own a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It is also likely that you have at least one unused or broken device languishing in a closet somewhere. What exactly is the responsible thing to DO with these things?


    We at the Reserve have struggled with this dilemma for quite a while. Old technology was piling up in the farmhouse woodshed like cordwood. Although we didn't know what to do with it, we knew we didn’t want it ending up in the landfill.

  • Being a Research Intern at the Wells Reserve

    Wells Reserve Contributor | August 3, 2015

    Crab TrappingAs an environmentalist, I'm interested in the relationship between human communities and their environments. That is, how human activities have impacted watershed environments, coastal ecologies, and others alike. The opposite perspective is also how environmental changes such as climate change and sea level rise are affecting human communities especially in coastal regions. I want to learn more about these environmental issues and explore the possibilities of conservation techniques that could benefit both sides.

    As a research intern at the reserve this summer, I was keen to discover more about these topics with NOAA and how relevant it was to my past research opportunities. I have been involved in several different projects that are tide-dependent and require different monitoring/research skills.

  • Education Team Comings and Goings

    | June 10, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    Stellar interns in spring 2015 helped with camps, events, digitizing records, fish research, and program promotion.

  • Meet the 2013 Summer Interns

    | July 16, 2013

    Our appreciation to the 2013 summer interns who make the "busy season" that much more efficient and effective for everyone around here. In alphabetical order (and with their favorite candy)…

  • Research Intern Building on Reserve Experience

    | April 3, 2012

    In the summer of 2009, Marissa Hammond came to us as a wide-eyed UNE freshman with little experience in research science. She has since blossomed into a NOAA scholarship award winner who has been accepted into a highly respected graduate program in fisheries management and policy. Here is what she had to say about how the Wells Reserve played a part in that journey…

    marissaI am currently a senior at the University of New England, where I’m pursuing a degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to intern at the Wells Reserve studying larval and juvenile fish in the Webhannet Estuary.