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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

by Mario Vittone

This work has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder.

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife.Continue reading

Climate Change Risk Zone map

Rising Seas: How will they affect you?

June 21, 2016

Casco Bay waters rose by an unprecedented 5 inches during a peak period during 2009-2010.Sea water under docks

Many cities and communities in Maine and beyond are starting to plan for the impacts of sea level rise on their infrastructures, homes, and businesses. Between 4.2 million and 13.1 million US residents could be displaced by sea level rise by the year 2100, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change.Continue reading

Paddle Power

Paddle Power

June 17, 2016

Powering the Kayak

Two of us are paddling along the undeveloped coast of Great Diamond Island. Noticing that my student is allowing too much of his paddle effort to be absorbed by his body, we work on “driving the boat forward”.Continue reading