Gulf Of Maine

In the News

Gulf of Maine makes a splash in the news. We are leaders, promoting sustainable resource based economy in Maine.

The Specimen Collector

By Muriel Hendrix

Imagine three boys, one girl, ages three through 11, wearing old clothes and boots and carrying buckets. They trudge with their father across a mudflat, digging lugworms that may end up in a university lab for dissection or be studied as part of a collection of specimens from a mudflat. The children struggle to lift one boot from the sucking mud, then the other, then sink again. Suddenly, the three-year-old falls forward, right out of his boots, face into the mud.

Published by Island Institute's Working Waterfront