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- Pete Begley's boats return another year of temperatures from the the deep (335 meters) Gulf of Maine documenting a very cold Jan 2018
- John Peabody returns another year of temperatures from the Southern New England Shelf waters in 39 fathoms
- Jim Tripp returns another year of temperatures from the deep (63 fathom) Gulf of Maine
- Marc Palombo deploys a few miniboats and returns Georges Bank temperature time series from 30 fathoms in late-spring, 32 fathoms in summer, and 65 fathoms in fall
- Clayton Philbrick records another year of bottom temperature in 43 fathoms off Matinicus
- Frank Kristy returns another year of temperatures from Dave Kandrick's old site in 20 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay
- John Drouin returns another year of temperatures from 48 fathoms off Cutler Maine
- Therese Sauvageau returns another year of temperatures from 8+ fathoms off Beverly Mass
- Brian Cates returns his another year of temperatures from 45 fathoms Downeast Maine
- Bobby Nudd returns colder than normal temperatures from 20 fathoms off NH
- Dave Casoni returns his typically variable temperatures from 11 fathoms off in Cape Cod Bay
- Mike Faulkingham returns warm Fall from 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor, Maine
- Arnie Gamage returns both surface and bottom temperatures from 22 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine
- Mark Wells returns warm year from 23 fathoms off Casco Bay
- John Peabody returns a relatively cold year in 54 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf
- Bob Baines returns warm Fall from 43 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Brian Tarbox returns another year of bottom temperatures from 5 fathoms inside Casco Bay
- Jon Carter returns another year of bottom temperatures from 25 fathoms off Bar Harbor Maine
- Ricky Alley returns another year of bottom temperatures from 16 fathoms off Rockland Maine
- John Melquist returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 14 fathoms and 25 fathoms off Matinicus Island
- Billy Souza returns another year of bottom temperatures from 15 fathoms off the backside of Truro, MA
- Jeff Alberts returns another year of bottom temperatures from 14 fathoms off the backside of Orleans, MA
- Bobby Ingalls returns another year of bottom temperatures from 11 fathoms off Bucks Harbor, ME
- Rick Wahle's lab return bottom temperature time series from three more downeast locations : RW04, RW05, and RW06.
- Fall 2017 eMOLT newsletter mailed out
- Rick Wahle's lab return bottom temperature time series from three locations in Casco Bay: RW01, RW02, and RW03.
- George Sprague records a relatively cool year in 10 fathoms off Machiasport, ME with some warming in October.
- Proposal accepted by NOAA's Ocean Technology Transition Program to collect more realtime bottom temperatures with help of many partners
- New Pi-Lowell Instrument realtime rig is now working from both lobster traps and large trawers with Bobby Martin being the first lobsterman to make it work!
- Both the eMOLT and drifter operation begins a transition from NOAA to GOMLF
- John Peabody captures a relatively cool spring in 39 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf.
- Jim Tripp captures a relatively warm March and cold April in 64 fathoms deep Gulf of Maine.
- Lucas Chioffi captures similar temperature anomalies in 20 fathoms near Matinicus Island.
- Norbert Lemieux captures 2017 cooling back to normal in 50 fathoms off Cutler Maine.
- Elliott Thomas captures a relatively cold Spring from 7 fathoms inside Casco Bay.
- Peter Flanagan captures another year from 54 fathoms off NH coast.
- 2017 temperature probes are initialized and mailed in mid-April along with Spring 2017 newsletter
- Bob Baines captures another year from 44 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine.
- Pete Begley captures another year from the deep warming 183 fathom Gulf of Maine.
- Bobby Ingalls captures another year from his shallow site 11 fathoms off downeast Maine.
- George Stover returns to emolt after a few years away from 10 fathoms near Casco Bay.
- Clayton Philbrook captures another year from 43 fathoms off Matinicus Maine.
- Brian Cates captures another year from 45 fathoms off Downeast Maine.
- Rob Connelly captures his 10th year from 42 fathoms on Southern New England Shelf.
- Sooky Sawyer returns his 10th year from 28 fathoms off Gloucester.
- Arnie Gamage returns his 15th year from both the surface and deep (22 fathoms) off Mid-Coast Maine.
- Jim Tripp reports his many years from the deep (63 fathoms) off Matinicus.
- Bill Doherty reports his many years from the shallows (11 fathoms) outside Boston Harbor.
- Dave Casoni returns another year from the shallows (11 fathoms) of Cape Cod Bay.
- Data extracted from old probes recovers series from:
- The first realtime telemetry from lobster boats is reported from Bobby Martin's F/V Resolve
- Annual time series of bottom temperature probes start coming in:
- Bobby Nudd returns temps from Mass Bay (20 fathoms) from his site at BN01 with 15 years of hourly data.
- John Drouin returns temps from Downeast (48 fathoms) from his site at OD08.
- Frank Kristy returns temps from Cape Cod Bay (20 fathoms) from Kandrick's old site at DK01 .
- John Melquist Sr returns temps from off Matinicus in both 14 fathoms and 27 fathoms showing a warming.
- Therese Sauvageau returns temps from Mass Bay (8 fathoms) from the shallower of her two sites at TS02 .
- Jeff Alberts returns temps off Cape Cod (14 fathoms) with his 12th year at JA01 .
- Dick Carver returns temps off Mid-Coast Maine (8 fathoms) with his 12th year at DC01 .
- Mike Faulkingham returns temps off Downeast Maine(30 fathoms) with his 12th year at MF02 .
- Billy Souza returns temps off Cape Cod (15 fathoms) with his 16th deployment at BS02 showing zigzag warming trend.
- Bruce Fernald returns temps from Mid-Coast Maine (30 fathoms) with his 12th year at BF01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
- Pete Flanigan returns temps from Mass Bay (54 fathoms) with his 12th year at PF01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
- Elliott Thomas and Brian Tarbox both return temps from Casco Bay Maine in 7 fathoms and 5 fathoms, respectively with warming happening at both.
- Ricky Alley returns temps from Mid-Coast Maine (16 fathoms) with his 13th year at RA01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
- Alex Brown returns temps from Cape Cod Bay (10 fathoms) with his 16th year at AB01 noting his "worst season yet".
- George Sprague returns temps from off Downeast Maine (10 fathoms) with his 12th year at GS01 noting "another good year".
- John Chipman Sr returns 2015 temps (one year late) from Mid-Coast Maine (30 fathoms) with his 15th year at JC01.
- Billy Anderson returns another time series from his shallow water (5-10 fathoms) site at BA04.
- Temperatures from lobster larvae settlement traps (Wahle et al) are processed from:
- eMOLT Fall 2016 newsletter drafted
- Proposal submitted in-house to work more closely with FSRS
- New realtime temperature probe under development
- eMOLT metadata is now served through NOAA's InPort system
- Elliott Thomas returns bottom temperatures from Casco Bay (~13 meters) with his 14th year at ET01 showing a lot warmer Spring in 2016 relative to 2015.
- Norbert Lemieux returns bottom temperatures from off Cutler Maine (~91 meters) with his 13th year at NL01.
- Peter Flanigan returns bottom temperatures from off NH (~93 meters) with his 11th year at PF01.
- Jim Tripp returns bottom temperatures from off mid-coast Maine (~111 meters) with his 11th year documenting his warmest spring yet..
- Spring 2016 Newsletter mailed out to all 60+ participants
- Brian Cates returns bottom temperatures from off Cutler Maine (~82 meters) with his 4th year at a new site BC02.
- Lucas Chioffi returns bottom temperatures from off Monhegan Island, Maine (~37 meters) with his 11th year at 20 fathoms .
- Clayton Philbrook returns bottom temperatures from off Matinicus Island, Maine (~70 meters) with his 12th year at 43 fathoms .
- Maine DMR Ventless Trap participants return bottom temperatures through Kathleen Reardon and Kathy Thompson
- Rob Connelly returns bottom temperatures from the Southern New England shelf with his 9th year at 42 fathoms (~70 meters).
- John Peabody returns year-round temperatures from the Southern New England Shelf (~70 meters) with his 5th year at 39 fathoms showing typical warming in October.
- Pete Begley & captains continues to returns year-round temperatures from the deep Gulf of Maine with his 183 fathom and 165 fathom sites.
- David Johnson continues to returns year-round temperatures from the deep Gulf of Maine with his 52 fathom sites near Wilkensen Basin.
- Marc Palombo continues to return bottom temperatures from various depths near Georges Bank including 30 Fths, 35 Fths, 79 Fths, and 98 Fths where he has a history at this last site.
- Sooky Sawyer continues to returns winter temperatures from the deep Mass Bay (28 fathoms) with his 10th year showing warming.
- Therese Sauvageau continues to returns winter temperatures also from Mass Bay (8 fathoms) with her 7th year showing warming.
- Bobby Nudd returns his 14th year with catch data from 20 fathoms off NH coast documenting in turn from warm to cold to warm.
- Arnie Gamage returns both surface and bottom temperatures for the 14th year at his 22 fathom site off mid-coast Maine resulting in his a relatively warm Fall
- Jim Tripp continues to return year round temperatures from the deep Gulf of Maine (115m) with his 10th year showing warm-cold-warm progression in 2015
- Kurt Martin continues to return records from three locations on the backside of Cape Cod showing relatively warm conditions especially in the Fall this year in 9 fathoms, 14 fathoms, and 37 fathoms.
- work continues on the realtime temperature telemetry project now including weather station development
- in the meantime, old-style probes continue to return data:
- Bill Doherty returns his 11th year at his 11 fathom site outside Boston Harbor resulting in his warmest year yet
- John Drouin returns his 5th year at his 48 fathom site off Cutler, Maine showing rebound from cold spring to warm fall
- Bob Baines returns his 9th year at "TH01" in 45 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine showing rebound from cold spring to warm fall
- Pete Flanigan returns his 14th year at "PF01" in 54 fathoms off the NH Coast showing late spring to be colder than normal
- Elliott Thomas returns his 13th year at "ET01" in 7 fathoms in Casco Bay colder than normal
- Billy Souza returns his 14th year at "BS02" in 15 fathoms off Truro MA showing large variability
- Walter Day returns his 9th year at "WD02" in 7 fathoms off Vinalhaven ME showing large variability
- Ricky Alley returns his 12th year at "RA01" in 16 fathoms off mid-coast ME showing back to "normal" conditions
- Bruce Fernald returns his 14th year at "BF01" in 30 fathoms off Acadia ME showing back to "normal" conditions
- Brian Tarbox returns his 10th year at "BT01" in 5 fathoms in Casco Bay showing a variety of anomalies over the year
- Dave Casoni returns his 6th year at "AC01" in 11 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay started out cold and ended up warm.
- Alex Brown returns his 15th year at "BT01" in 10 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay is his warmest yet despite the preceeding cold Winter
- Mike Faulkingham returns his 11th year at "MF02" in 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor Maine started out cold and ended up warm.
- Jon Carter returns his 16th year at "CJ01" in 25 fathoms off Bar Harbor Maine was fairly "normal".
- Dick Carver returns his 11th year at "DC01" in 8 fathoms off Rockland Maine showing cold start and fairly warm finish.
- Bob Colbert returns to the program with another year at "MJ11" in 150 fathoms near Oceanographers Canyon where his Captain Chad Osbourne was the first to use the new ONSET/DATISSYTEMS probe reporting to a smart phone!
- Fall newsletter mailed out to participants
- work continues on the realtime temperature front
- in the meantime, old-style probes continue to return data:
- realtime bottom temperatures from fishing boats is finally a reality!
- in the meantime, more of the standard bottom temperature time series comes in:
- Norbert Lemieux returns 13th year of temperature time series from the deep (50 fathoms) off Cutler Maine
- Peter Flanigan returns warmest January followed by coldest April temperature time series from the deep (54 fathoms) off NH coast
- Elliot Thomas returns cold temperature time series from the shallows (7 fathoms) of Casco Bay
- John Peabody returns another bottom temperature time series from the Southern New England Shelf (37 fathoms)
- John Chipman Sr returns his 14th year bottom temperature time series from off Birch Harbor Maine (30 fathoms)
- Newsletter to participants mailed out with fresh 2015 temperature probes
- Bobby Nudd returns a 14th year from at his site BN01 in the 20 fathoms off NH including catch rates.
- Jim Tripp returns a "warm" start to 2015 from at his site JT04 in the deep 65 fathom site in the Gulf of Maine
- David Johnson returns a "warm" start to 2015 but then the winter weather evidently penetrated to his 52 fathom site off S. Maine
- Brian Cates returns his BC02 site in 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
- Kathleen Reardon from Maine DMR returns ventless trap temperature records with help from:
- Several participants attended eMOLT seminar at the 40th annual Maine Fishermen Forum
- eMOLT update presented at the Mass Lobstermens Weekend reviewing the status of various projects but especially the realtime temperature probe developments and plans underway for the same at the Maine Fishermen Forum
- Continued getting 2014 bottom temperature probes from participants:
- Brian Tarbox returns a "normal" 9th year from at his site BT01 in Casco Bay (5 Fathoms)
- Pete Begley returns 12th year from the deep (300+ meters) sites JS02 and JS06
- Lucas Chioffi returns a 10th year from off Monhegan Island (20 Fathoms) showing drastic cooling in first few weeks.
- Brian Tarbox returns a "normal" 9th year from at his site BT01 in Casco Bay (5 Fathoms)
- Elliot Thomas returns his 24th time series from at his site ET01 also in Casco Bay (7 Fathoms) showing cold winter and warm fall
- Brian Cates returns his 2nd time series from at his site BC02 off Downeast Maine (45 Fathoms)
- John Chipman returns his 2nd time series from Downeast Maine (30 Fathoms)
- Greg Runge returns his 5th time series from at his shallow site at Isle Au Haut (3 Fathoms)
- Walter Day returns his another year from at his ventless trap site off Vinalhaven (7 Fathoms)
- John Drouin returns his 4th year from at his site OD08 off Downeast Maine (48 Fathoms)
- Mike Faulkingham returns his 10 year from at his site MF02 off Winter harbor (30 Fathoms)
- Bobby Martin returns 5th year at his deeper 53 fathoms site RM01 and his 13th year at his shallower site RM02 near Stellwagen (12 Fathoms)
- Bobby Ingalls returns his 3rd year at his ventless trap site (BI03) off Bucks Harbor, Maine (11 Fathoms)
- Clayton Philbrook returns his 10th year at his site CP01 off Matinicus (43 Fathoms)
- Alex Brown returns his 14th year at his site AB01 in Cape Cod Bay (10 Fathoms)
- Dave Casoni returns his 5th year at his site AC02 in Cape Cod Bay (11 Fathoms)
- Kurt Martin returns his 8th year at his site KM01 off backside of Cape Cod (9 Fathoms) apparently detecting a trapped wave and 21 Fathoms site KM02 in the Fall.
- Brian McLain returns his 13th year at his site BM01 off mid-coast Maine (45 Fathoms)
- Bob Baines returns to eMOLT after several years now that he observes warm bottom water off mid-coast Maine (also 45 Fathoms)
- Rob Connelly reports warm bottom water on mid-shelf (42 Fathoms) south of New England
- Doherty and Alberts had low batteried probes with no data in 2014.
- Continued getting 2014 bottom temperature probes from participants:
- Arnie Gamage returns another year from 42 meters off Bristol ME with both surface and bottom time series.
- Frank Kristy returns another year from 36 meters in Cape Cod Bay showing "warm" fall in 2014.
- Dick Carver returns another year from 14 meters off Rockland Maine showing "warm" fall in 2014.
- Dick Carver returns another year from 14 meters off Rockland Maine showing "warm" fall in 2014.
- Walter Day returns another year from ~57 meters off Vinalhaven Maine showing "warm" fall in 2014.
- Billy Souza returns another year from ~27 meters off Cape Cod also showing periods of both "cold" and "warm" in 2014.
- Jon Carter returns another year from ~48 meters off Mt Desert Island showing fairly "normal" conditions
- Pat White returns another year from 13 meters off Southern Maine showing variable anomalies
- Ricky Alley returns another year from 29 meters off Mid-coast Maine showing warm fall
- Bruce Fernald returns another year from 52 meters off Mid-coast Maine also detecting a warm fall
- Georges Sprague returns another year from 18 meters off Downeast Maine also showing "normal" year but warm fall
- Fall newsletter sent out to all participants:
- David Johnson returns another year from 95 meters off Southern Maine showing cold start but warming summer in 2014
- Started updating the daily, monthly, and climatology files
- Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology comparing eMOLT bottom temperatures to model simulations
- Meetings held with Visible Assets Inc to discuss new instrumentation
- Marc Palombo records another year in 64 meters (35 fathoms) and 144 meters (79 fathoms) SW of Georges Bank.
- Jim Tripp records another year in 115 meters (63 fathoms) from deep Gulf of Maine.
- Peter Flanigan records another winter of bottom temps from 53 fathoms of NH
- Elliot Thomas records another winter of bottom temps from 7 fathoms inside Casco Bay
- John Peabody records another year of bottom temps from 40 fathoms near Hudson Shelf Valley
- David Johnson records relatively "normal" temperatures at 52 fathoms off Southern Maine relative to his previous years
- Spring 2014 Newsletter mailed out to 70+ participants along with fresh probes for the seasonal fishermen
- Lucas Chioffi documents it being cold at 20 fathoms off Monhegan Island relative to his previous years
- Rob Connelly returns to his 42 fathom site on the SNE shelf
- Bobby Ingalls returns to his 11th year from 25 fathom site Downeast off Bucks Harbor
- Jeff Alberts returns to his 8th year from 17 fathom site off Cape Cod
- Dave Casoni returns to his 4th year from 17 fathom site in Mass Bay
- John Melquist returns another year from 13 fathom off Matinicus
- Ricky Alley returns another year from 13 fathom off Matinicus
- Arnie Gamage returns another year of surface temperature from 22 fathom off Mid-Coast Maine
- Sooky Sawyer documents 28 fathom in Mass Bay indicating cooling relative to 2012.
- Brian McClain continues to document his catch to correlate with temperature but something has changed in recent years.
- Skip Ryan submits his 7th year of bottom temperature records from 7 fathoms outside Boston Harbor
- 2013 temperature data continues to trickle in:
- Pete Begley documents 2 sites in deep Gulf of Maine at 183 fathoms and 161 fathoms indicating early 2014 quite warm!
- Kurt Martin documents 3 sites off Cape Cod in 9 fathoms, 14 fathoms, and 20 fathoms.
- Bobby Martin documents 3 sites in Mass Bay 12 fathoms, 35 fathoms, and 20 fathoms.
- Clayton Philbrook documents 2 sites off Matinicus Island 12.5 fathoms and 43 fathoms.
- Rob Connelly documents site in Southern New England Shelf in 42 fathoms.
- Brian McLain documents site off mid-coast Maine in 45 fathoms where 2013 was not as warm as 2012.
- Norbert Lemieux documents 2 sites off downeast Maine in 50 fathoms and 58 fathoms.
- eMOLT Fall 2013 newsletter prepared to mail to all participants
- 2013 temperature data continues to trickle in:
- Bobby Nudd documents 36 meters (20 fth) off NH cooling this fall and not as warm as last year.
- Therese Sauvageau documents cooling at 15 meters (8 fathoms) and 27 meters (15 fathoms) off Beverly Mass
- Arnie Gamage documents 40 meters (22 fth) off mid-coast Maine not as warm as last year.
- Billy Souza documents 27 meters (~15 fathoms) off Cape Cod as relatively warm in 2013 and, as usual there, quite variable.
- Walter Day documents both 7 fathoms and 30 fathom off Penobscot Bay, Maine
- Bruce Fernald documents warm but not the warmest year at his 55 meter (30 fathom) site off Bar Harbor, Maine
- John Drouin is back to 2011 values at 88 meters (48 fathoms) off Downeast Maine
- 2013 temperature data continues to trickle in:
- Mike Faulkingham documents warm but not the warmest year at his 55 meter (30 fathom) site off Winter Harbor, Maine
- Elliot Thomas documents warm but not the warmest year at his 13 meter (7 fathom) site in Casco Bay
- Brian Tarbox documents warm but not the warmest year at his 9 meter (5 fathom) site in Casco Bay
- Jon Carter documents warm but not the warmest year at his 46 meter (25 fathom) site off the Bar Harbor, Maine
- Jeff Alberts documents warm but not the warmest year at his 26 meter (14 fathom) site off the backside of Cape Cod
- George Sprague documents warm but not as warm as 2012 at his 18 meter (10 fathom) site off Downeast Maine
- Alex Brown continues to document wild variations at his 18 meter (10 fathom) site in Cape Cod Bay
- The Island Institute School Program start to return temperature data from both off the dock and offshore at:
- North Haven Community School
- Long Island School
- Cliff Island School
- 2013 temperature data starts to trickle in:
- Pat White documents periods of both warm (late-July) and cold (mid-August) in his shallow (7 fathom) site off York, Maine
- Brian Tarbox continues to record both temperature and salinity at the mouth of Casco Bay in 1, 6, and 16 meters (~9 fathoms).
- Kathleen Reardon (Maine DMR) returns time series at various ventless trap sites with help from Maine lobstermen:
- real-time temperature probe manufacturers learn from New England's lobstermen and promote their instrument at conferences in China and England
- Elliot Thomas returns his 11th year of bottom temperature from Casco Bay in 7 fathoms at "ET01".
- Billy Anderson's 13th year (30th deployment) from 42 fathoms off Lubec Maine shows 2013 being not quite as warm as 2012.
- Greg Runge returns his 5th year of bottom temperature year from the Isle au Haut shallows (~6 meters) at both "GR01" and "GR02".
- Bobby Martin returns more data from his "realtime" temperature probe in 13 fathom Stellwagen site with 3 more consecutive hauls on May 22nd, 28th, and 31st.
- Pete Flanigan returns his 11th year of bottom temperature from off the NH coast in 54 fathoms at "PF01".
- Article on the new wireless probes published in the NOAA Fisheries Navigator publication
- temperature & depth collected by the new wireless probes:
- temperature extracted from old probes:
- Brian McLain shows 2013 starting out warm off mid-coast Maine
- Therese Sauvageau shows another case of Mass Bay summer 2012 being relatively cool evidently due to extreme capping
- Billy Lister also shows Mass Bay bottom waters in 2012 were relatively cool compared to other locations
- Mark Wells shows more evidence of the 2012 warm summer off Casco Bay
- John Peabody shows a warming event at 37 fathoms on the MAB in early November
- New Bedford Scallopers join the effort to deploy drifters
- Sring 2013 newsletter for participants prepared for mailing with probes
- Brian Cates returns his 12th year of bottom temperatures from 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
- Lucas Chioffi returns his 8th year of bottom temperatures from 20 fathoms off Mohegan Island in Maine
- Jon Williams begins returning bottom temperatures from 350 fathoms off the Mid-Atlantic shelf
- Brian McLain returns his 12th year of bottom temperatures from 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Pete Begley returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 183 and 166 fathoms in the deep Gulf of Maine
- Brian Tarbox returns another season of both temperature and salinity at surface and bottom at the mouth of Casco Bay
- Clayton Philbrook returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 25 and 43 fathoms off Matinicus Maine
- Marc Palombo returns another year of bottom temperatures from 105, 60, 35, 48, and 115 fathoms SW of Great South Channel.
- Bobby Colbert's alert Captain Ernie Milward:
- New "real-time" temperature probe begins to return data with the pioneering efforts of Bobby Colbert and his captain, Ernie Milward!
- 2012 temperature probes continue to trickle in
- Frank Kristy returns the 12th year from Dave Kandrick's old Mass Bay site at 20 fathoms showing some return to normal later in the year.
- Jay Smith returns the 9th year from 32 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Sooky Sawyer returns the 9th year from 28 fathoms in Mass Bay
- Skip Ryan returns the 6th year from 7 fathoms off Boston Harbor with a 10 degF tidal range!
- Bobby Martin returns the 8th year from 20 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay
- Mark Wells returns the 8th year from 23 fathoms off Casco Bay along with some more catch data showing lull in mid-season
- John Melquist returns the 2nd year from both 13 and 22 fathoms and his 7th year from 27 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- 2012 temperature probes continue to trickle in documenting how warm it really was this year:
- Dick Carver returns his 9th year from 8 fathoms off mid-coast Maine.
- Walter Day returns his 6th year from 7 fathoms and his 9th year from 31 fathoms off mid-coast Maine.
- Arnie Gamage returns his 10th year from both surface and bottom (22 fathoms) off mid-coast Maine.
- Jon Carter returns his 10th year from 25 fathoms off Bar Harbor Maine.
- 2012 temperature probes continue to trickle in documenting how warm it really was this year:
- John Drouin reports his observation of surface temps in Grand Manan Channel as being "the warmest I've seen in 30 plus years I've been on the water" and returns his 2nd year of data from 48 fathoms
- Mike Faulkingham records his 8th year of temperature in 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor Maine
- Bruce Fernald records his 9th year of temperature in 30 fathoms off Cranberry Islands in Maine
- Elliott Thomas records his 10th year of temperature in 7 fathoms inside Casco Bay
- Brian Tarbox records his 7th year of temperature in 5 fathoms also inside Casco Bay
- Ricky Alley records his 9th year of temperature in 16 fathoms off Islesford, Maine
- John Chipman records his 11th year of temperature in 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor, Maine
- Billy Souza records his 11th year of temperature in 15 fathoms off the backside of Cape Cod
- Billy Anderson, off Lubec Maine, records his:
- Pat White records his 9th year of temperature in 7 fathoms off York, Maine but not as warm as last year
- Dave Casoni records more variable temperatures in 11 fathoms north of the Cape Cod canal.
- Kurt Martin records more variable temperatures in 9 and 14 fathoms off the ocean side of Chatham.
- Mike Dawson's ventless trap mid-coast probe from 2011 has data extracted by VEMCO
- Final report on model validation submitted to Northeast Consortium
- Series of news stories referring to eMOLT and the drifter project, in particular, are released
- 2012 temperature probes continue to trickle in documenting how warm it really was this year:
- Pete Cheney returns 7th year of bottom temperatures from the Bay of Fundy deep (95 fathoms).
- George Sprague returns 9th year of bottom temperatures from Downeast (10 fathoms).
- Maine DMR Ventless Trap Program participants, under direction of Kathleen Reardon, return another year of bottom temperatures:
- Alex Brown returns 12th year of highly variable bottom temperatures inside Cape Cod Bay (10 fathoms).
- Jeff Alberts supplies the first evidence that temperatures MAY be returning to normal this fall off the backside of Cape Cod in both 13 and 17 fathoms.
- Northeast Fisheries Science Center post a "science spotlight" story of the warm conditions in 2012 with a reference to eMOLT
- Bobby Ingalls finds a probe that was deployed downeast on his ventless trap in 10 fathoms in the fall of 2011 depicting the warm conditions compared to 2008
- Summer/Fall Newsletter mailed
- Aquatec delivers prototype temperature probe to be tested locally
- Email sent to most participants requesting they review a draft MARACOOS website for fishermen
- eMOLT participants Marc Palombo, Rob Connelly, and David Spencer mentioned in a scientific report on nature.com for providing both the initative and data for investigation
- Dan Palance finishes is Hollings Scholar internship in Woods Hole working with participants such as John Melquist who provided lobster trap footage reduce here to 1.6 minutes.
- Billy Anderson out of Lubec ME records anomalously warm temps in 86 meter water
- Bobby Ingalls out of Bucks Harbor ME records anomalously warm temps in 50 meter water
- Bobby Colbert's captains deploy unmanned sailboats offshore to help Educational Passages attempt a transatlantic drift
- Drifters deployed off Delaware take different path than tagged turtles
- Dan Palance, a Holling Scholar Summer Student from Roger Williams College, arrives in Woods Hole to follow up on LobCam project
- Several K-12 teachers spend a weekend in Woods Hole and helped build drifters
- Drifter Newsletter posted to the COSEE NOW website
- Bottom temperature probes continue to trickle in:
- Billy Anderson's data off Lubec Maine indicates a warm start to 2012.
- Elliot Thomas's data from Casco Bay also indicates a warm start to 2012.
- John Chipman recovers a lost trap with 2010-2011 data from 30 fathoms off mid-coast Maine.
- Greg Runge's data from a couple locations in the shallows (~3 fathoms) around Isle au Haut, ME indicates a warm start to 2012.
- eMOLT participant, Bill Doherty, produces a youtube video of his lobcam images with lobsters coming and going.
- Drifter program teams up with the "Educational Passages" to track unmanned sailboats in the Gulf of Maine
- eMOLT participant, Greg Runge, recovered one of the mini-sailboats that washed ashore
- Mark Wells continues to document catch from 23 fathoms off Casco Bay showing peaks AFTER that of temperature.
- Temperature probes sent out to 50+ seasonal US lobstermen and several Canadian lobstermen along with Summer 2012 newsletter
- Bobby Martin returns Mass Bay bottom temperture records from 12 fathoms, 20 fathoms, and 35 fathoms
- Norbert Lemieux returns 50 fathoms bottom temperature from off Cutler Maine
- Mark Wells returns 23 fathoms bottom temperature and catch data from his two sites MW01 and MW03 off Casco Bay
- Dan Miller returns 9 fathoms bottom temperature from off Tenants Harbor Maine after a few years hiatus
- Mike Faulkingham returns 30 fathoms bottom temperature from off Winter Harbor Maine
- Billy Anderson returns another year of bottom temperatures from 42 fathoms off Lubec Maine
- A two page eMOLT story submitted to the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW)
- Brian Mclain returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 45 and 40 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- David Johnson returns another year of bottom temperatures from 52 fathoms off Cape Elizabeth showing 2012 starting out very warm
- Rob Connelly returns another year of bottom temperatures from 42 fathoms south of Martha's Vineyard showing "cold" summer followed by "warm" fall in 2011.
- Skip Ryan returns another year of bottom temperatures from 7 fathoms off Boston Harbor
- Billy Anderson returns another year of surface temperatures from 39 fathoms off Lubec Me
- Brian Cates returns a few more years of bottom temperatures from 43 fathoms off Cutler Maine showing 2010 & 2011 being his warmest
- Grant accepted for developing a digital compass to go with the current meters!
- The first drifter deployment in 2012 is made by students at the Cantebury School for Florida Marine Studies.
- Phase VII eMOLT Progress Report submitted to funding agency
- Bobby NuddJr returns another year of bottom temperatures and catch from 20 fathoms off NH showing 2012 starting out very warm
- George Stover returns another summer/fall of bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms inside Casco Bay
- Peter Flanigan returns another winter of bottom temperatures from 56 fathoms off NH
- Lucas Chioffi returns two more bottom temperatures time series from 20 fathoms off Mohegan Island
- First round of processing completed on 2011 current meter data with plots linked from the bottom-most table writeup.
- Spring 2012 Newsletter mailed out to ~70 participants
- Billy Lister returns another year of bottom temperature from 8 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay documenting warmest Oct on record there
- More discussions with FSRS underway here.
- More 2011 temperature probes are mailed in:
- Pete Begley returns another year from both the 181 fathoms and 164 fathoms in deep Gulf of Maine
- Arnie Gamage returns his 12th year from both the surface and 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Clayton Philbrook returns his 8th year from 43 fathoms and 4th year from 25 fathoms
- Ricky Alley returns his 8th year from 16 fathoms off mid-coast Maine documenting minor effect from Hurricane Irene
- DJ Davis returns a time series from 13 fathoms outside Boston Harbor
- Elliott Thomas's annual mean temperatures in 7 fathoms demonstrate the increases over the last decade and differences between years
- More attempts to relate temperature to catch do NOT reveal any obvious relationships with large monthly periodicity:
- More 2011 temperature probes are mailed in:
- Bill Doherty documents bottom temperatures in 10 fathoms off Boston Harbor being quite variable and warm in 2011.
- Bill Anderson documents bottom temperatures in 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine being relatively warm in 2011.
- Marc Palombo documents offshore bottom temperatures at 130, 110, 55, 43, and 50 fathoms on Southern New England Shelf
- John Peabody documents offshore bottom temperatures at both 44 and 83 fathoms on Southern New England Shelf
- John MelquistSr documents the effect of Irene at both 13 and 25 fathoms off Matinicus Island
- Billy Souza documents 15 fathoms off Cape Cod showing 2011 being warm in general
- Dick Carver documents 8 fathoms off Rockland Maine showing Dec 2011 being especially warm
- Jeff Alberts documented minor effects of Irene at both 13 and 17 fathoms off Cape Cod
- John Chipman from 30 fathoms Downeast off Bucks Harbor(awaiting documentation)
- Tom Moody from 3 fathoms mid-coast Maine
- Brian Tarbox from 5 fathoms within Casco Bay
- Dave Johnson from 52 fathoms off Cape Elizabeth
- John Drouin off Cutler (awaiting documentation)
- Jay Smith in 32 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine
- Elliot Thomas from 7 fathoms in Casco Bay
- Norbert Lemieux from off Cutler
- Frank Kristy from 20 fathoms in Mass Bay
- Walter Day from both 7 and 31 fathoms in Penobscot Bay
- Jon Carter from off Mt. Desert Island
- Kurt Martin from various depths off Cape Cod
- Bruce Fernald from 31 fathoms off Mt. Desert Island
- several current meter probes are also mailed in and are being processed
- Pat White returns his nineth bottom temperatures series from 7 fathoms off York, ME showing little effect from Irene.
- Dave Casoni visits Woods Hole and brings 2011 temperature and current meter probes from Cape Cod Bay
- Norbert Lemieux returns his twelveth bottom temperatures series from last year in 50 fathoms off Cutler, Maine
- Alex Brown returns his 11th year of the most variable bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms inside the P'town hook.
- George Sprague returns his eighth summer time bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms off Machias, Maine
- Peter Flanigan returns his first summer time bottom temperatures from 55 fathoms off NH
- Maine DMR ventless program's Kathleen Reardon returns temperature time series data with help from:
- Fall newsletter mailed to 60 participants with reminder/invite to the 26 Sept MARACOOS ocean observing meeting
- John Melquist Sr recovers 2010 temperature and current meter probes from 27 fathoms off Matinicus
- eMOLT lobster trap photo collection posted here.
- Billy Anderson returns his 27th time series from BA01 off Lubec Maine at the surface in 42 fathoms showing 2011 starting out on the warm side of normal
- Elliott Thomas returns his 3rd winter of bottom temperatures from Casco Bay
- Sea Education Association joins the growing list of drifter deployers
- Camera project gets underway with photos submitted by:
- Bobby Ingalls returns bottom temperature series from a new site "BI04" in 29 fathoms off Jonesport, Maine
- Pat White returns his first winter time temperature series off York Maine in 7 fathoms
- Billy Anderson returns his 26th time series off Lubec Maine in 42 fathoms showing 2011 starting out on the warm side of normal.
- Peter Flanigan returns another temperature series off NH in 57 fathoms
- Canada's FSRS participant, William Bond, returns another interesting time series of bottom water temperature from 51 fathoms.
- John Drouin's bottom water temperature in 10, 16, and 28 fathoms Downeast all depict 2010 relatively warm.
- Peter Cheney's bottom water temperature in 95 fathoms Grand Manan Basin showing 2010 relatively warm like 2006.
- Billy Anderson's bottom water temperature off Lubec showing 2011 coming back to near normal in Apr/May period.
- Marc Palombo continues to document the COOLING that occurs from Jan through Jun at 130 fathoms near GB canyons
- Both Bobby Nudd and Therese Sauvageau return another season of catch data along with their temperature records.
- Billy Anderson continues to submit surface water temperature off Lubec showing 2011 being his warmest.
- Temperature probes are prepared to send out for the 2011 season along with a eMOLT newsletter.
- Marc Palombo continues to submit bottom water temperatures from locations near Oceanographers Canyon.
- Therese Sauvageau returns evidence of "normal" temperatures in early 2011 off Beverly
- Bobby Nudd returns 10th year from off NH Coast in 20 fathoms
- DJ King starts to collect multi-year time series in Long Island Sound (5 fathoms)
- Mike Marchetti collects sixth year from mid-shelf (44 meters) location south of Narragansett Bay
- Brian Tarbox submits a short springtime record from his 5 fathom site within Casco Bay
- Billy Lister submits 5th year time series from outside Barnstable Harbor. Mass Bay was cold in early August and warm in September (8 fathoms)
- Jon Carter submits 4th year time series from his shallow (6 fathom) site off Mt Desert Island, Maine.
- Bottom Temperature:
- Chris Moore returns data from Jack Merrill's old site in 60 fathoms off Mt Desert
- John Peabody returns data from both 44 fathoms and 82 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf
- Pete Begley returns data from both 184 fathoms and 167 fathoms in mid-Gulf of Maine depicting warming deep water in the last few years
- Mark Wells returns late 2010 temperature from "MW01" and "MW03" both in 23 fathoms off mid-coast of Maine
- Owen Nichols, SMAST student, returns several 2007 and 2008 temperature and depth time series from the fish weirs in Nantucket Sound
- David Jonhson returns his 11th year from 52 Fathoms off Casco Bay depicting a relatively warm fall
- Jon Carter returns a time series from "CJ03", a new site in 34 fathoms off Mt Dessert, Maine.
- Most of the Fall 2010 current meters records have now been processed and providing interesting results!
- twenty three current meter records from 23 individuals being processed ...
- More temperature probes returned:
- Clayton Philbrook submits his 6th year off mid-coast Maine (near Matinicus) in the 43 fathoms and 3rd year in 25 fathoms.
- Dick Carver submits his 7th year off mid-coast Maine at the 8 fathoms
- John Peabody submits his 2nd year on the west side of Hudson Canyon in 52 fathoms
- George Stover submits his 6th year from Casco Bay in 10 fathoms with big tidal variations in mid-summer.
- Kurt Martin submits data from 22 fa off Cape Cod with both tidal and subtidal variations in late-summer.
- Skip Ryan continues to submits data from off the mouth of Boston Harbor
- Robby Martin continues to submits data from various depths in Mass Bay
- Jay Smith continues to submits data from 32 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Temperature probes returned:
- Arnie Gamage submits his 10th year off mid-coast Maine both at the surface and bottom
- Peter Flanigan submits the beginning of his 7th winter off NH coast in 57 fathoms
- Brian Mclain submits his 9th year off mid-coast Maine in both 45 fathoms and 40 fathoms
- Ricky Alley submits his 7th year off Isleford Maine in 16 fathoms
- Bruce Fernald submits his 7th year off Cranberry Island Maine in 30 fathoms (not as warm as 2006)
- Thersese Sauvageau submits her 8th dataset from 15 fathoms off Beverly MA
- Walter Day submits his 7th year off Vinalhaven Maine in 31 fathoms
- Mike Faulkingham submits his 6th year off Winter Harbor Maine in 30 fathoms
- Dave Casoni visits Woods Hole and submits data from a new 10 fathom site in Cape Cod Bay after having several years at 6 fathoms
- Bill Doherty submits his 10th year outside Boston Harbor 10 fathoms and captured the turnover event
- Phil Mason retires from eMOLT after several years at multiple sites
- Kevin Squires (FSRS) records some extreme variation in 14 fathoms off Cape Breton
- Rob Connelly also records some extreme variation at both 45 fathoms and 42 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf
- Sooky Sawyer returns to 29 fathoms off Gloucester after a 3 year hiatus
- eMOLT Newsletter mailed out in early December reminding active participants to mail in their probes and inviting them to get together in March 2011
- Elliott Thomas continues to submit bottom temperature year-round at two sites (7 fa and 12 fa) off Portland Maine documenting 2010 being often warmest.
- Billy Anderson continues to submit new surface and bottom data with each season at three sites (39, 42 and 47 fa) off Lubec Maine documenting 2010 being his warmest.
- Jeff Alberts documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) with peculiar 3-4 day oscillations on the oceanside of Cape Cod (Orleans, MA) in 17 fathoms.
- Billy Souza documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) and then warm after the August northeaster on the oceanside of Cape Cod (Truro, MA) in 15 fathoms. He also recorded currents for a few weeks in October.
- George Sprague documents 2010 as being his warmest year off Bucks Harbor Maine in 10 fathoms.
- Alex Brown documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) and then warm after the August northeaster in Cape Cod Bay 10 fathoms and showed his highest catch just after the storm.
- Pat White documents 2010 bottom temp as being warm especially after the August northeaster off York, Maine 7 fathoms. He also returned the first current meter data from the Fall 2010 deployment documenting a storm event that apparently flipped his trap.
- Billy Anderson continues to document 2010 being one of his warmest years this decade at the surface as well as at the bottom
- Therese Sauvageau provides the first evidence of the 2010 Mass Bay turnover event that occurred due to the northeaster in late August with more support to the idea of higher catch resulting.
- Elliott Thomas returns his 8th year from the shallows (7 fathoms) of Casco Bay documenting a warmer then average year.
- Summer 2010 Newsletter posted
- Billy Anderson returns some of his warmest surface temperature series from:
- Billy Anderson returns one of the warmest springtimes yet from his observations from 42 fathom and 39 fathom bottom-temperature off Lubec Maine
- Bobby Ingalls returns one of the warmest springtimes yet from his observations from 31 fathom bottom-temperature off Jonesport Maine
- Mass Lobsterwoman, Therese Sauvageau, and Endicott College make the news again for deploying drifters.
- Pete Begley returns more evidence of deep (>300m) water being warm in 2010.
- Greg Runge returns bottom temperatures from the shallows around the Isle of Haut at GR01 and GR02. documenting 2010 being several degrees warmer than 2009.
- Drifter season gets underway in the Northeast with projects listed on the main drifter website.
- Billy Anderson delivers first evidence of warm bottom waters off Lubec Maine in 2010. Another view of this is posted here.
- The Center for Student Coastal Research in Cohasset MA gets set to deploy drifters off their Harbor this spring and summer
- Bobby NuddJr delivers first evidence of warm bottom waters off NH in April 2010. Another view of this is posted here. He also updates his catch vs temperature series.
- David Johnson returns more wintertime bottom temp series from 52 Fathoms off Southern Maine.
- Phil Mason returns more wintertime bottom temp series from both 26 and 33 Fathoms in Mass Bay
- DJ King from Long Island Sound joins the eMOLT participants
- Arnie Gamage records both surface and bottom off mid-coast Maine in 22 fathoms
- Pat White records a warm year (in general) off York Maine in 7 fathoms
- USCG Vessel Ida Lewis records temperatures off PTown in 20 fathoms on their navigation buoy 13265
- Ricky Alley records a cold start, warm summer, and cold fall in 16 fathoms off mid-coast Maine in 2009
- Bobby Martin records a colder than normal year (pending further documentation) on Stellwagen Bank (at RM02 in 12 fathoms) and keeps a probe in deep (35 fathoms) water all summer at site RM03
- Rob Connelly records another year on the Southern New England Shelf (at OC01 in 42 fathoms)
- Lucas Chioffi records another year of Wintertime bottom temps in 20 fathoms off Monhegan Island Maine
- Brian McClain returns 7th year of data from 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Peter Flanigan returns 4th year of data from 54 fathoms off NH
- Skip Ryan from the Mass Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 8 fathoms off Boston Harbor and documents more large tidal variations.
- Bobby Ingalls from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports 8th year of temperatures from 31 fathoms off Boston Harbor off Machias.
- Pete Cheney reports 4th year of temperatures from 94 fathoms off Grand Manan, Nova Scotia.
- Brian McLain from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 40 fathoms off mid-coast Maine and submits catch data
- George Stover from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 10 fathoms in Casco Bay documenting a cooling event in mid-July
- Mike Marachetti from the Rhode Island Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 24 fathoms on the Southern NE Shelf
- Clayton Philbrook reports temperatures from the Gulf of Maine deep at both (79 meters) and (25 meters)
- Jim Tripp reports temperatures from the Gulf of Maine deeper (115 meters)
- Kevin Squires reports temperatures from the northern tip of Nova Scotia where they apparently have some large variations.
- Billy Lister documents big tidal variations in 8 fathoms off Barnstable Harbor in Cape Cod Bay
- Brian Cates returns 9th year of temperature from 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
- Norbert Lemieux returns 9th year of temperature from 50 fathoms off downeast Maine
- Arnie Gamage returns 9th year of temperature from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- John Peapody returns temperature from 53 fathoms west of Hudson Canyon
- Alex Brown returns 9th year of temperature from 8 fathoms off Ptown MA and continues to provide good catch data.
- Kurt Martin returns 4th year oftemperature from 9 fathoms off Chatham MA
- Ross Richardson and his son Perry returns 3rd year oftemperature from 28 fathoms off east coast of Nova Scotia
- Billy Souza returns nineth year of temperature from 15 fathoms off Truro MA also documenting the unusual warming events in late June and July.
- Mike Faulkingham returns fifth year of temperature from 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor and fall recordings from 40 fathoms
- Kenny Weeks takes over for Kurt Oehme in 21 fathoms in Mass Bay documenting the unusual warming events especially in late June.
- Bill Doherty returns another year of temperature from 10 fathoms off Boston Harbor also documenting the unusual warming events in late June, July, and September.
- Therese Sauvageau returns another year of catch data from the North Shore in 8 fathoms supporting the notion of peaks AFTER that in temperature
- John MelquistSr returns another year of catch data from off Matinicus in 27 fathoms supporting the notion of peaks BEFORE that in temperature
- Bruce Fernald returns another year of temperatures from 30 fathoms Mt Desert Maine
- Mark Wells returns another year of temperatures from two locations in 23 fathoms off Casco Bay
- Dick Carver returns another year of temperatures from 8 fathoms off Pen Bay
- Brad Parady returns another year of temperatures from 9 fathoms off Southern Maine
- Ernie Pierce returns another year of temperatures from the shallows (1.5 fathoms) of Jordon Bay, Nova Scotia where there is big tides
- Elliott Thomas starts to return year round temperatures from Casco Bay
- Bobby Colbert returns a good set of temperatures from his settlement traps on Nant Shoals and Great South Channel recording an interesting event in late June
- John Melquist returns another year from his 2nd 27 fathom site "OM02" (with yet-to-be-processed haul data) showing 2009 warm relative to 2007 there off Matinicus Maine
- Phil Mason returns more year round temperatures from various depth of Mass Bay
- Walter Day returns 6th year in 31 fathoms and his 4th year in 7 fathoms off Vinalhaven Maine
- Mike Dassatt returns more data from 11 fathoms in Penobscot Bay
- Therese Sauvageau's 5th year from 8 fathoms off Beverly MA documents short warming events probably related to downwelling resulting in 10 degF changes
- Jim Tripp's 6th year from the deep (63 fathom) started out cold but was, in general, a normal year
- Jeff Albert's 4th year at both 14 and 17 fathoms off Cape Cod document the big bottom-warming event in late June 2009
- Elliot Thomas's 7th year at 12 fathoms in Casco Bay documents 2009 as being both "warm" and "cold" in 2009 depending on the time of year
- Fall eMOLT newsletter is mailed out to 80+ participants
- Nov 2009 drifter newsletter is posted in a few different pages
- Bristol Community College drifter makes the Fall River Herald
- Billy Anderson returns a surface temperature time series from his 39 fathom site of Lubec Maine showing more evidence of variability associated with the lunar cycle.
- Jon Carter returns 8th year of temperatures from off Bar Harbor
- Dave Kandrick return his 9th year from 20 fathoms in Mass Bay
- John Chipman return his 9th year from 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine
- George Sprague return his 6th year from 10 fathoms off Bucks Harbor Maine
- John Drouin and John Stotz both return their 3rd year from 3 sites off mid-coast and downeast Maine, respectively, as part of Melissa Smith's (DMR) Ventless Trap Survey.
- Bobby Ingalls return his 6th year of data from 23 fathoms off Bucks Harbor Maine
- Billy Anderson return his 9th year from 42 fathoms and his 4th year of data from 39 fathoms off Lubec Maine
- Bob Colbert gets back in the game (after a long hiatus) at both Nant Shoals (45 fathoms) and the Great South Channel (53 fathoms) where he documented considerable tidal variation.
- Therese Sauvageau return her 5th year of data from 15 fathoms off Beverly Mass with an interesting 2-day warming event in late June
- A project modeled-after eMOLT has started up off the coast of Oregon called "Fishermen in Ocean Observing Research" and plans are underway to merge in some ways.
- Billy Anderson documents warm waters in late June relative to his previous 10 years at 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine.
- Lucas Chioffi returns 4th year of data from the off Mohegan Island, Maine in 20 fathoms of water.
- Pete Cheney returns third year of data from the deep (95 fathom) waters of the Bay of Fundy.
- Billy Anderson continues to return both surface and bottom temperature from the big tides off Lubec Maine. He has documented 2009 as being cold to start but returning to normal by mid-year..
- Peter Flanigan adds more wintertime observations to his bottom temperature series in 54 Fathoms (~99 meters) off NH coast.
- Elliott Thomas adds wintertime observations to his Casco Bay bottom temperature series
- Bobby Martin visits Woods Hole and brings a couple temperature probes from Mass Bay deep water
- Therese Sauvagneau returns her 9th bottom temperature series off the north shore of Boston and continues to document associated hauls (ie catch)
- Bobby NuddJr off the coast of NH now has documented temperature vs lobster kept, vs lobster shorts, and vs # of eggers.
- Mish Michaels produces a short segment on eMOLT for WBZ news (28 Apr).
- Bobby Nudd documents NH waters (120 feet) being fairly "normal" temperatures so far this year relative to his 8 years at that location.
- Package mailed out to all participants with newsletter and reinitialized temperature probes (where needed)
- Grant Edme, UMASS Boston student/lobsterman, submits his school project data (30,60, and 90 feet off Boston Harbor entrance) to eMOLT archive
- Hank Soule et al from Shafmaster group document another relatively cold year in the very deep (>1000 feet) water of the Gulf of Maine
- Skip O'leary now has both surface and bottom temp records from 7 locations off Rhode Island
- Arnie Gamage now has both surface and bottom temp records from 8 years off mid-coast Maine
- eMOLT main webpage gets its first renovation since it was first posted years ago thanks to Cape Cod Community College computer science student, Tanya Stoyanova
- Lucas Chioffi returns more bottom temperature data from off Mohegan Island in 20 fathoms.
- Norbert Lemieux documents relatively cold bottom temperatures from off Cutler Maine in 50 Fathoms.
- Woods Hole dockside temperature looks normal thus far this year
- Multiple temperature probes downloaded at the Maine Fishermen Forum
- John Melquist in 27 fathoms off Matinicus Island
- Brian Tarbox in 6 fathoms of Casco Bay
- David Johnson in 52 fathoms outside Casco Bay (provides first evidence of 2009 starting out relatively cold)
- Brian Cates in 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
- Mark Wells in 23 fathoms off Casco Bay
- Billy Anderson in 39 fathoms off Lubec Maine (also provides evidence of 2009 starting out relatively cold)
- NEFSC press release goes out on eMOLT
- Spring newsletter to participants drafted and posted
- Mike Marchetti from Rhode Island Lobstermen Association returns his 4th year from the Southern New england Shelf (24 fathoms)
- Ralph Backman from the Downeast Lobstermen Association returns his 5th year from the deep (50 fathoms) off Jonesport Maine
- Clayton Philbrook from the Maine Lobstermen Association returns his 4th year from the deep (43 fathoms) off Matinicus Maine and his 1st year from 25 fathoms where is is warmer in summer and colder in late fall.
- Temperature probes downloaded at the Mass Lobstermen Weekend:
- Marc Palombo has now recorded temperature series at 38 different locations
- Brad Parady documents more mysterious temperature oscillations off Kittery, Maine
- Bob Marcella documents more large variations off Hull Mass
- John Peabody documents more from the 80+ fathoms off the Southern New England Shelf
- Jim Tripp continuous temperature series from the entire year 63 fathoms off Matinicus Island, Maine with another series of lunar cycle variations in temperature
- Jon Carter now has 7 years of temperature from 25 fathoms off Bar Harbor, Maine
- Lucas Chioffi now has temperature series from the entire year 20 fathoms off Monhegan Island, Maine
- Billy Lister documents a very warm September in 8 fathoms off Barnstable MA
- Billy Sousa provides another example of 2008 being cold in June and warm in August 15 fathoms off Ptown
- Paul Bennett returns more temperature vs depth data from the deep (167 fathoms) off Veatches Canyon
- Billy Anderson returns yet more data from 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine
- Jay Smith documents 32 fathoms off mid-coast Maine as fairly normal in 2008.
- Bruce Fernald documents 30 fathoms off Isleford ME as fairly normal in 2008 as well.
- Bobby Ingalls documents 11 fathoms off Beals ME for the GOMLF ventless traps project.
- Jason Day needed to be processed at VEMCO
- Ross Richardson needed to be processed at ONSET
22 Dec 2008
- Maine DMR ventless trap temperature probes submitted by Melissa Smith
20 Dec 2008
- Arnie Gamage returns his 7th year of temperature from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine showing 2008 on the warm side of the mean
- George Stover returns his 4th year of temperature from 10 fathoms in Casco Bay showing an interesting drop in mid-August
- Phil Mason continues to deploy probes at various depths in Mass Bay
13 Dec 2008
- Wahle's settlement trap temperature data from 2008 returned by Bigelow Lab's Charlene Bergeron:
11 Dec 2008
- Walter Day's ventless-trap site in 7 fathoms off Vinalhaven also shows 2008 being relatively warm
- Kevin Squires from Cape Breton Nova Scotia returns a very interesting time series from 13.5 fathoms that includes another example of diurnal tides dominating over the semi-diurnal in these far northern locations!
- Dick Carver returns his 5th year from 8 fathoms at mouth of Pen Bay with an interesting 5-6 day oscillation
8 Dec 2008
- Phil Mason returns another year of 20 fathom temperature off Plymouth Ma documenting a sharp increase in late October
- Bill Doherty returns another year of 10 fathom temperature off Hull Ma documenting more large variations
- Brian Tarbox returns another year of 5 fathom temperature from Casco Bay documenting more large tidal variations
- Therese Sauvageau out of Beverly MA, written up in the Salem Times for helping local college students deploy an eMOLT/SMCC drifter
4 Dec 2008
- Therese Sauvageau returns another year of 8 fathom temperature off the North Shore of Boston documenting more large variations in summer that may be partially related to the moon phase!
- Jeff Alberts returns another year of 17 fathom temperature from off the backside of Cape Cod documenting a similar semi-monthly process.
1 Dec 2008
- Mike Faulkingham documents 2008 being the warmest yet (relative to 2004, 5, and 7) at 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor, Maine.
- Cecil Cashin documents NE Nova Scotian waters (45N,61W) as being colder in 2008 than 2007. The temperature records at IC01 document a daily oscillation in temperature despite there being a semi-daily tidal height change.
- Elliott Thomas documents Casco Bay waters as being warm in 2008 and particularly in early summer.
22-26 Nov 2008
- More bottom temperature series arriving ...
- Ricky Alley returns 5th year from 16 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine documenting mysterious 3-day cycle.
- Dave Kandrick returns 8th year from 20 fathoms in Mass Bay.
- George Sprague returns 5th year from 10 fathoms off downeast Maine.
- Billy Anderson returns 8th year from 42 fathoms, off Lubec, Maine, way downeast.
- Kurt Martin returns 3rd year off Chatham Mass at 3 sites (9, 14, and 20 fathoms) over the season.
- Alex brown returns 8th year off the bayside of Truro documenting 2008 as being a cold summer and a warm fall.
- Therese Sauvageau out of Beverly MA takes Endicott students to deploy a drifter. For full story, click here.
17 Nov 2008
- The 2008 experimental bottom current series are, in general, looking good. Post -processing is underway and final results will be presented at the forums this winter.
- The 2008 bottom temperature series start to trickle in:
12 Nov 2008
- Dave Casoni documents summer 2008 bottom-temperature in 6 fathoms Cape Cod Bay being several degrees warmer than previous years. Another look is posted here.
- eMOLT bottom current meters start returning data, results forth coming ...
27 Oct 2008
- John Chipman returns his 8th year of temperature documenting 2008 as being on the warmer side of the average year at 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine
16 Oct 2008
- The Fall 2008 eMOLT newsletter highlights early 2008 temperature, 2008 drifter results, and the pilot study on bottom current measurements.
1 Oct 2008
- Bobby Nudd's temperature record from off NH (20 Fathoms) shows 2008 beginning as the coldest and now being the warmest. His catch appears to fall while temperatures remain relatively constant from year to year.
25 Sept 2008
- Phil Mason's temperature record from Mass Bay (15 Fathoms) shows September 2008 being >3 degrees warmer than the previous three years.
24 Sept 2008
- The first extensive deployment of the experimental "SeaHorse Current Meters" is now underway with 10 eMOLT participants involved.
26 August 2008
- Mass DMF submits more temperature series from their longterm monitoring sites. Data are merged with eMOLT database and plotted here.
- Billy Anderson submits yet another temperature series from the surface buoy at his 42 fathom site. This shows early August 2008 some of the warmest surface water he has observed in 8 years.
6 August 2008
- Another of Billy Anderson's temperature series are returned from 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine for the 8th year showing 2008 turning out to be on the warmer side of normal after a cold start
25 July 2008
- Temperature vs catch analysis updated with 2007 data
14 July 2008
- Billy Anderson's temperature series are returned 42 fathoms off Lubec Maine for the 8th year showing 2008 turning out to be fairly normal
30 June 2008
- Two temperature series are returned from early 2008:
18 June 2008
- Bobby Ingalls (in 31 Fathoms off Jonesport Maine) returns another year of temperature showing early 2008 now being on the warmer side of the mean.
4 June 2008
- A few more temperature series are extracted from 2007 and 2008 probes
- Billy Anderson returns 7th year of temperature from off Lubec Maine depicting early 2008 as being slightly warmer than normal this spring
- Ben Haskell (SBNMS) returns a series from the wreck of Jossephine Marie in 100' of Stellwagen Bank water documenting the gradual increase of both temperature and temperature variability in the Apr-May period. He also returned the first offshore observations from new tilt current meter!!
- Brad Parady's 2007 series from 5 fathoms off Southern Maine shows the same warming event happening each year in October
- Walter Day returns another year of temperature from his ventless trap site off Vinalhaven, Maine
10 May 2008
- Billy Anderson returns seasurface temeperatures from his 42 fathom site in 2007 to continue his extensive time series from that location as well as a series from BA03.
- Skip O'Leary's also returned a seasurface record from 2007 to provide a record of thermal stratification
8 May 2008
- Dave Casoni returns early 2008 temperature data from 6 fathoms off Sandwich Mass depicting a mysterious warming event in early September 2007
16 April 2008
- Bobby Marcella returns 2008 temperature data from 15 fathoms off Hull Mass
1 April 2008
- Batch of temperature probes mailed out to participants
31 March 2008
- Rob Connelly returns another year of temperature from south of Martha's Vinyard in 42 fathoms
- Jay Smith returns fourth time series from 38 fathoms off Nobleboro, Maine showing 2007 ending up being cold relative to other years
21 March 2008
- Brad Parady returns another year of ventless trap temperature from off of Kittery Maine demonstrating 10 degF tides at times
- Peter Flanigan returns another year of deep (54 fathom) temperature from off NH
13 March 2008
- eMOLT Phase VI: Bottom Currents funded
- Billy Lister returns his second year from 8 fathoms outside Barnstable Harbor and again documents a cold July relative to June
3 March 2008
- Norbert Lemieux returns more temperature records from 50 fathom water off Cutler where, again, 2007 started out the warmest and ended up the coldest in eMOLT years.
12 Feb 2008
- Brian Tarbox returns his third season of temperatures from inside Casco Bay in 5 fathoms
- Norbert Lemeiux returns another year from 50 fathoms way downeast off Cutler
5 Feb 2008
- A few temperature probes are downloaded at the annual MLA show
29 Jan 2008
- Rhode Island Lobstermens Association's Mike Marchetti returns his third year of temperature data from 24 fathoms off Southern New England
- Mt. Desert Island high school student, Brett Mitchell, returns his first temperature record
15 Jan 2008
- Marc Palombo continues to contribute more temperature time series than any other participant having occupied 36 different locations along the southern flank of the Great South Channel in a variety of depths
10 Jan 2008
- A few more probes are returned from the Gulf of Maine deep water
8 Jan 2008
- Carl MacDonald sends a collection of Lotek temperature probes deployed by FSRS fishermen in Nova Scotia
2-7 Jan 2008
- More temperature probes arrive after the New Year...
- Mark Wells returns his fourth year from 23 fathoms off Casco Bay along with good catch records.
- Kurt Martin returns another year from Chatham Buoy Ledge off Cape Cod
- Arnie Gamage continues his series from both surface and bottom off mid-coast Maine documenting changes in thermal straification
- Bobby Marcella returns a good series from outside Boston Harbor
- Kurt Oehme continues his year-round monitoring of 21 fathoms in Mass Bay
- Lucas Chioffi returns another year from 20 fths off Mohegan Island
- Dan Miller returns another year from 9 fths off Tenants Harbor
- George Sprague returns another year from 10 fths downeast
- John Peapody returns to his Southern New England sites in 40+fathoms
- William Bond returns a very interesting time series from 51 fathoms off Cape Breton
- Clayton Philbrook further documents a cold year in the deep (43 fths) Gulf of Maine fths off Metinicus
21 Dec 2007
- A few more temeprature probes arrive from the field...
- Ralph Backman's from 50 fathoms off Joneport Maine returns a 3-year time series from one probe showing 2007 starting out the warmest yet and ending up the coldest yet
- Bill Doherty's from 10 fathoms off Boston shows some interesting events in late spring
- Jason Day's from 4 fathoms off Vinalhaven made note of this recent cold in December 2007
17 Dec 2007
- A few more temeprature probes arrive from the field...
- Dick Carver's from 8 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Kevin Squires's from off Cape Breton (yet-to-be-downloaded)
- John Melquist's from 27 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Therese Sauvageau's from 15 fathoms off north shore of Boston in early 2007 as well as 8 fathoms later in the year
- Brian McLain's from 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine as well as 40 fathoms dduring the same time. Brian now has seven years of good data.
14 Dec 2007
- Nick Jenkins and his Shafmaster crew returns two temperature probes from the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine showing 2007 being, by far, the coldest they have observed there in several years. This holds for both"JS02" in 181 fathoms and "JS06" in 158 fathoms.
10 Dec 2007
- Proposals finalized for 2008 submitted to NEC
- eMOLT Phase VI to record bottom currents in 2008
- Lobster settlement in Casco Bay
- More temperature probes trickle in...
2 Dec 2007
- Probes start coming in the mail w/2007 temperature series
- George Stover in 10 fathoms (Casco Bay)
- Elliot Thomas in both 7 and 12 fathoms (Casco Bay)
- Pat White in 7 fathoms (off York, Me)
- Jeff Alberts in 17 fathoms (Eastham, Ma)
- Dave Kandrick in 20 fathoms (Mass Bay)
- Bobby NuddJr in 20 fathoms (off NH) shows the warm start in 2007
- Phil Mason at various sites during the year 2007 (Mass Bay)
- Walter Day at 31 fathoms (off Vinalhaven, Me)
- John Chipman at 30 fathoms (off Birch Harbor, Me)
24 Nov 2007
- Jon Carter further documents the "normal" temperatures of 2007 relative to his previous six years off Mt. Desert Island
- Paul Bennett continues to return good pressure (ie depth) records from his moving site on the Southern New England shelf edge.
20 Nov 2007
- Billy Anderson continues to submit good data from off Lubec, Maine (this time in 42 fathoms). With seven years of data at this site. we see that the last few winters (2006 and 2007) have been the warmest.
- The Fall 2007 eMOLT Newsletter mailed out to participants.
1 Nov 2007
- Jim Tripp returns another temperature series from the deep off Matinicus documenting unusally high day-to-day variability in 63 fathoms
22 Oct 2007
- Alex Brown returns seventh year of temperature observations from inside P-town further documenting the a) intense variability and b) the cool summers relative to spring and fall.
9 Oct 2007
- Analysis of GoMLF ventless traps temperature vs catch underway. While Dave Casoni's record shows, for example, decreasing catch w/decreasing temperature in the late fall 2005 and increasing catch with increasing temperatures in summer 2006, a lot more needs to be done to derive a statistically significant relationship in general.
11 Sep 2007
- Tricia Cheney submits Maine DMR 2007 ventless trap temperature probes deployed by:
- John Drouin in 26 fathoms off Culter
- John Drouin in 17 fathoms off Culter
- John Stotz in 31 fathoms off Round Pond
- John Stotz in 15 fathoms off Round Pond
- John Stotz in 6 fathoms off Round Pond
- Steve Train in 29 fathoms off Casco Bay
- Steve Train in 17 fathoms off Casco Bay
- Steve Train in 6 fathoms off Casco Bay
10 Sep 2007
- Peter Cheney returns a temperature record from the Grand Manan Basin deep (95 fathom) showing 2007 being colder than 2006 in that location.
13 Aug 2007
- Kurt Martin's found a long-missing temperature probe off the backside of Chatham in 9 fathoms. The fall 2006 data from 21 fathoms show some interesting oscillations possibly related to the lunar cycles.
2 Aug 2007
- Billy Anderson's temperature from his 42 fathom site (off Cutler Maine) shows 2007 starting out warm and then having a cold spring relative to the previous 6 years there
31 July 2007
- Tracy Pugh (Mass DMF) submits their 2006 ventless trap temperature series
20 July 2007
- Billy Anderson's bottom temperature in 36 fathoms off Lubec Maine was a few degrees warmer in 2006 relative to 2005. He now has multiple years of data from 3 different sites/depths.
2 July 2007
- David Johnson records yet another bottom water temperature series from his 52 fathom site off Southern Maine. He documents early 2007 as being warm but not as warm as early 2002.
25 June 2007
- Julie Barber (Mass DMF) records bottom water temperature at her artificial reef experiments in Boston Harbor
13 June 2007
- Phil Mason documents a late-warming of Mass Bay bottom water in mid-May 2007 compared to previous years at this site.
8 June 2007
- Experiments by Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Shale Rosen depicts both tidal and surface-wave variability with a Lotek pressure sensor/probe he borrowed.
7 June 2007
- Brian Tarbox returns pressure sensor data that documents the fathom rise of Casco Bay during the April 30th storm. His corresponding temperature record documents a drop in the tidal variation due to complete mixing during that storm.
- Bob Baines and Peter Flanigan also return pressure sensor records documenting the water depth variation over the period of their respective temperature records.
4 June 2007
- Bobby Ingalls documents 2007 starting out being the warmest and then, in the matter of a few months, becoming the coldest
- Billy Anderson continues to submit temperature records from multiple sites and multiple depths
- Bob Baines documents the cold spring of 2007 (similar to 2004)
10 May 2007
- 2007 drifter season underway thanks to more SMCC students building drifters for various science programs
3 April 2007
- Peter Flanigan returns another winter-time temperature record from 54 fathoms off the coast of New Hampshire documenting 2007 being 4 degF warmer than it was a few years ago at that spot.
27 March 2007
- Billy Lister returns an interesting temperature record from 7 fathoms just outside Barnstable Harbor
13 March 2007
- Analysis of Elliot Thomas' 7 and 12 fathom sites completed showing Casco Bay mixing occurring generally around the end of September.
8 March 2007
27 Feb 2007
- The first successful deep water deployment of the new "realtime" wireless bottom temperature probe is deployed and recovered by Sandwich Mass lobstermen, left to right, Wayne Lamborghini, Kurt Oehme, Kenny Weeks,and Dave Casoni.
21 Feb 2007
- Brad Parady adds an interesting temperature record from off Kittery Maine documenting the recent cooling period
- Mike OConner returns his third year of data from Mass Bay including another dramatic fall "overturn" event in early October
- Now becoming clear that these fall "overturn" events are felt all along the coast as far north as Halifax Nova Scotia
13 Feb 2007
- Ice bath calibration check performed on 48 probes documents one bad probe but otherwise reasonable results. Maximum deviation from the mean temperature were less than 0.3 degC at the lower end of the probes functioning range.
- Haul counts (ie Lobster Catch) documented in 2006 now entered in the eMOLT database include those from:
- Two more 2006 temperature records arrive for processing:
8 Feb 2007
- Mass DMF contributes multiple years of bi-hourly bottom temperature from multiple sites in Mass Bay and Buzzards Bay (thanks to Julie Barber, Bob Glenn, and Tracy Pugh)
5 Feb 2007
- Sooky Sawyer's temperature from 30 fathom in Mass Bay documents the warmer than normal late fall period of 2006
- Woods Hole dockside temperatures now back to normal after 2-3 weeks of cold
- Dan Miller, out of Tenant's Harbor, documents 2006 being much warmer than his previous deployment in 2004
31 Jan 2007
- A few more temperature records trickle in...
- eMOLT participant's meeting in Portsmouth well attended
16-25 Jan 2007
- 70+ people register for the first eMOLT participants Meeting" on 26 Jan in Portsmouth
- More temperature series arrive documenting 2006 as being warm:
- Dick Carver returns his third year from the shallows (8 fathoms) of Penobscot bay
- Rickey Alley returns his third year offshore offshore of Penobscot (16 Fathoms)
- George Sprague returns his third year in 10 fathoms off Jonesboro
- Jay Smith returns his fifth year in 33 fathoms south of Criehaven
- Bobby Martin returns temperature from mulitple locations in Mass Bay:
- Nick Jenkins crew from Shafmaster group returns other deep records from:
- Brian McLain returns sixth year from mid-coast Maine at both :
- Bobby Nudd returns his fifth year in 20 fathoms from Ipswich Bay
- Jim Tripp finds the deep (63 fath) Matinicus water actually colder than 2002..
- Dave Casoni documents the coming and going of a strong temperature front at the entrance of the Cape Cod Canal
- David Johnson returns his fifth year in 52 fathoms off S Maine
11 Jan 2007
- Paul Bennett returns another pair of temperature records from south of Martha's Vinyard in ~85 (PB02) and ~150 (PB01) fathoms documenting a couple of Gulf Stream ring passings
3-5 Jan 2007
- Another batch of 2006 temperature probes arrives for downloading
- Rob Connelly returns an interesting temperature record from 42 fathoms south of Martha's Vinyard
- Arnie Gamage returns another set of surface and bottom temperature records from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine!!
- Mark Wells returns another temperature series from 23 fathoms
- Therese Savaugeau returns another temperature series from 8 fathoms off Beverly with an interesting warmup in September
- Kurt Oehme continues his six year series at 21 fathoms in Mass Bay
28 Dec 2006
- Big batch of 2006 temperature probes arrives for downloading
- Pat White off Southern Maine contributes 3rd year
- Bill Doherty outside Boston Harbor contributes 5th year
- John MelquistSr off mid-coast Maine contributes 1st year
- Clayton Philbrook on Matinicus contributes 2nd year
- Jason Day on Vinalhaven contributes 2nd year
- David Spencer out of Jamestown, RI contributes:
- Marc Palombo, out of Sandwich Mass contributes:
- another season from his old 130 fathom site where tidal variations exceed 5 degC and it is actually colder in 2006 relative to 2000 and 2001
- new record from a 49 fathom site
- another (22nd) download from 42 fathoms
- Skip Ryan outside Boston Harbor
- Phil Mason now has many sites and many years as documented elsewhere
24 Dec 2006
- Nova Scotian (FSRS) lobstermen now contributing to eMOLT temperature dataset both doumenting effects of storms on ~ 1 September and 15 October:
21 Dec 2006
- Pete Mason returns another year of temperature from "37 fathoms" in Mass Bay but completed documentation awaits.
- George Stover returns another year of temperature from "10 fathoms" off Freeport Maine.
- Bruce Fernald returns another year of temperature from "30 fathoms" off Isleford Maine but completed documentation awaits.
19 Dec 2006
- John Chipman returns another year of temperature from 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine documenting by far the warmest year yet at that location..
15 Dec 2006
- Mark Wells returns another year of temperature from 23 fathoms off mid-coast Maine including good record of water depth documenting the ~1-2 fathom tide there.
13 Dec 2006
- Winter 06/07 eMOLT update posted and sent to participants via US Mail
11 Dec 2006
- Our Canadian colleagues at FSRS report having temperature and depth (ie LOTEK) data in the mail to us from several Nova Scotian sites
- Mike Dassatt, DELA president, is back fishing ... returns another temperature record from 22 fathoms inside Penobscot Bay
3 Dec 2006
- Elliot Thomas returns fourth year of generally warmer but variable temperatures from Casco Bay shallows
- Multiple participants documenting 2006 as being warmest of eMOLT years.
30 Nov 2006
- Maine Lobstermen begin to return 2006 temperature probes:
- Jon Carter documents 2006 being warmest summer yet in 25 fathoms (off Mt Desert Island)
- Woody Post's last year before retirement documents his warmest summer yet in 10 fathoms (off Rockland)
- Brian Tarbox submits his 2006 data from the shallows (5 fathoms) of Casco Bay
- Bob Baines submits his 2006 data from 43 fathoms off mid-coast Maine along with his LOTEK depth recordings which depict (when zooming in) a healthy tidal variation of 1.5 fathoms
- Erin preparing to send participants invitation to 26 Jan eMOLT gathering... save that date
27 Nov 2006
- Oscar "Bill" Look begins to fill the data void south of Machias Bay.
- Bobby Colbert returns an old, apparently-exhausted probe from 140 fathoms
3 Nov 2006
- David Kandrick documents:
- Another drifter (#66464) gets entrained in the cold core ring on the ocean side of the Gulf Stream
24 Oct 2006
- Alex Brown documents 2006 being almost as warm as 2001 and 2002 at 8 fathoms inside the Ptown hook. Another interesting record of large variability.
- Billy Anderson submits yet another pair of records off Lubec, Maine depicting a 2 degree daily heating cycle near the surface.
18 Oct 2006
- Jeff Alberts documents 2006 being his warmest year yet at 14 fathoms off the backside of Cape Cod
- Drifter 66201 gets caught in a cold core ring
25 Sep 2006
- Draft of Fall eMOLT Update posted
5 Sep 2006
- Drifter 66202 on its way to Europe
23 Aug 2006
- Northeast Consortium funds eMOLT Phase V: Realtime Temperature
17 Aug 2006
- Analysis of Billy Anderson's multiple temperature records from several sites (at both bottom and surface) documents a very well-mixed water mass off Lubec Maine .
15 Aug 2006
- The ONSET tidbit probe deployed by Peter Cheney recorded 0.75 degF higher than his LOTEK probe deployed alongside it. His average temperature change with depth change was -0.036/fathom.
12 Aug 2006
- Lubec, Maine lobsterman, Billy Anderson, returns a temperature record from 42 fathoms along with a near-surface record at 1m which detected 2006 being warmest yet .
5 Aug 2006
- Grand Manan lobsterman, Peter Cheney, returns a temperature record from 95 fathoms along with a LOTEK probe record of trap pressure (ie depth) which detected healthy tides .
28 June 2006
- Proposals for real-time temperature and validating circulation models with drifters submitted to our main funding agency, Northeast Consortium
- Our first collaboration w/MIT Seagrant folks involves drifter deployments in Boston Harbor by McGill and MWRA team . Visit drifter tracking site and click on "Boston Harbor".
23 June 2006
- except for some of the data access applications, emolt.org is back!!
- Few more Maine Lobstermen return temperature series
13 June 2006
- Billy Anderson returns his sixth year of temperature from Downeast Maine documenting 2006 being the warmest yet.
31 May 2006
26 May 2006
- Major website revision to conform w/NOAA standards after a few weeks of being down
- More eMOLT drifters deployed by other researchers in 2006
13 April 2006
- Arnie Gamage returns another from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
10 April 2006
- SMCC students Paul and Wendy deliver on new drifters for 2006 HAB studies
3 April 2006
- Analysis of temperature anomalies binned according to depth zones underway as, for example, the 10-20 fathom zone in Mass Bay
22 March 2006
- Catch vs temperature analysis ongoing ...
16 March 2006
- More Maine Lobstermen Association 2005 temperature records trickle in...
13 March 2006
- draft planning letter for "Real-time Temperature" to be resubmitted to NEC in 2006
- draft planning letter for "Validating Models" also to be resubmitted to NEC in 2006
6 March 2006
- More Maine Lobstermen Association participants return temperature probes while attending the Maine Fish Forum
- Brian Mclain returns records from both 40 and 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- Arnie Gamage's surface probe records good data in 2005 but his deep probe had to go back to factory for data extraction
- Clayton Philbrook returns his first series from 43 fathoms off Matinicus Island
- David Johnson returns records from both 8 fathoms and 52 fathoms to compare
1 March 2006
- Paul Hodder, SMCC student, comes up with a new inshore drifter "Paul" design
27 Feb 2006
- Downeast Lobstermen return first batch of 2005 temperature records
6-21 Feb 2006
- More Maine Lobstermen Association participants return temperature probes
- Bobby Nudd returns his fourth year from BN01 (20 fathoms off NH) showing early 2006 being unusually warm
- Jay Smith returns third year from his 38 fathoms site "SJ02"
- Bob Baines out of Spruce Head provides another year at his deep site and another instance of later-in-the-year warming
- Dick Carver provides another slightly warmer year at his ventless trap site
- Jon Carter returns a fourth year from 25 fathoms off Mt Desert
- Bobby Ingalls returns his fourth year from his deeper site BI02 and shows 2006 having a relatively warm start
- Mark Wells returns dramatic case of shifted season
- Dave Johnson's fifth year in the deep (>100 meters) off Casco Bay documents his warmest Nov and Dec yet.
- More Mass Lobstermen Association participants return temperature probes at annual weekend in Hyannis
- Bobby Martin returns a temperature series from Stellwagen showing the effects of early May 2005 Northeaster
26-27 Jan 2006
- Maine Lobstermen Association returns some temperature records from 2005
- Pat White now has a few years at his ventless trap site in 7 fathoms off Southern Maine
- Brian Tarbox also has a few years in even more shallow water at 4 fathoms where he documented a big change pre and post-storm
- George Sprague now has a few years at his ventless trap site in 10 fathoms off Jonesport area showing 2005 being warmer than 2004
- George Stover submits his first record from Casco Bay area
- Billy Anderson now has several years off Lubec on both surface and bottom waters showing 2005 a bit warmer (relative to 2003 & 2004)
- Jason Day submits his first record from off Vinalhaven
- Mass Lobstermen Association returns some more temperature records from 2005
- Dave Casoni submits record from his ventless trap
- DJ Davis submits record from his ventless trap
- Skip Ryan returns another record from SR08 in 7 fathoms outside Boston Harbor
- Bobby Martin returns third year at "RM04" providing yet another documentation of the dramatic turnover
- Pete Mason returns another record from early in 2005 in deeper than usual water
19 Jan 2006
- Analysis of Mass Bay 2005 turnover events underway:
- Dave Kandrick's extreme case reveals the power of the northerly wind in mid-October. Note the surface cooling occurred just prior to the event at GoMOOS Buoy A.
- Alex Brown, on the other hand, documented a series of episodic, less dramatic events
- Combination of records demonstrates the effects for various sites around Mass Bay
- Same plot using Ventless trap temperature data shows the V100+ sites in Buzzards Bay responding differently
- similiar things happen off the coast of Maine
16 Jan 2006
- Marc Palombo contributes several more temperature records from a variety of sites (TA26-32) in the vicinity of Hydrographer's Canyon.
- First draft of the "Final Report on eMOLT Phase IV: Drifters" posted for administrators review under "Updates/Reports" page
- To see the distribution of eMOLT temperature data in terms of depth zones, #days/site, and #years/site, click here.
9 Jan 2006
- Submitted 5-paragraph eMOLT summary to NEC for their "public document" to be published in 2006
- Dave Casoni delivers yet a few more Mass Lobstermen 2005 temperature probes to Woods Hole
- Therese Sauvageau out of Beverly Mass returns another year from TS02 documenting actually warmer 2005 relative to 2004 in this shallow (8 fathom) water. A temperature front was located at site "TS02" in early October 2005 such that temperature variations of several degrees farenheight were observed with each tide while it was not present later that month. Click here to see.
- Skip Ryan returns data (waiting for documentation).
4 Jan 2006
- More Mass Lobstermen 2005 temperature records arrive
- Mike O'Conner returns another record from Mass Bay documenting a dramatic "turnover" event in late September 2004
- Billy Souza returns his 4th year of records at BS02 off the backside of Truro
- Phil Mason now has records for multiple years at multiple sites at different times of the year in Mass Bay
- Bill Doherty returns his 4th year of records (along with haul data) from outside Boston Harbor. Haul/catch data vs temperature not very revealing except for the fact that zero catches nearly always occur at or less than 48 deg F average daily temperature during set.
- We are still working on the development of realtime probes. See, for example, the write-up in the ADC press releases in Sep 2005 and Ithaca Journal in Oct 2005.
20 Dec 2005
- Mass DMF submits eleven 2005 temperature records from Mass Bay and Buzzards Bay associated with their Ventless Trap project
16 Dec 2005
- Nick Jenkins returns fifth year of temperature from
8 Dec 2005
- Mass Lobstermen start returning 2005 temperature data:
- Dave Kandrick's 5th year shows a) coldest late-summer yet and then b) dramatic turnover event (later than most years) in mid-October
- Alex Brown's 5th year also shows coldest late-summer compared to all years
- Phil Mason's probe busted but data may still be retreived (see 4 Jan 2006)
- Billy Souza
- Bill Doherty (see 4 Jan 2006)
- Mike O'Conner
- Woods Hole Harbor temperature in 2004 & 2005 compared w/historical records
16 Nov 2005
- Maine Lobstermen, Elliott Thomas, returns third year of temperature records from both ET01 (7 fathoms) and ET02 (12 fathoms) in Casco Bay
- He also conducted an experiment to test the temperature difference between the top and bottom of trap which resulted in insignificant values (<0.001 degF mean difference).
- Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman, Paul Bennett, returns more temperature records from variable shelf-edge depth zones
14 Nov 2005
- Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman, David Spencer, returns his third year of temperature records from DS01 from deep shelf-edge (>300 meters) site.
9 Nov 2005
5 Nov 2005
- Mary Worden (Univ. of Virgina) paper "Temperature dependence of cardiac performance in the lobster Homarus americanus" is accepted to the Journal of Experimental Biology using eMOLT data as example of the temperature ranges the animal is exposed to in the wild
3 Nov 2005
- Mass DMF's Julie Barber submits 3 temperature records (2 from Boston Harbor and 1 from off Marblehead) documenting more big tidal variations in that area.
28 Oct 2005
- Jeff Alberts, an outer-cape lobsterman, documents 2005 being a few degrees colder than previous two years at 13-14 fathoms. He also documents a few degrees warmer water in his new 100 foot site "JA02" relative to his 80 foot standard site "JA01".
17 Oct 2005
- eMOLT poster presented at the Annual Northeast Consortium meeting in Portsmouth NH on 27 Oct 2005 available in powerpoint format here.
- Draft eMOLT newsletter to be mailed in the next few weeks in Word Document format posted here. Comments welcome.
4 Oct 2005
- Lew Incze's drifters with temperature probes installed on both surface PVC-housing and subsurface drogue reveal interesting variability in the later (ie more varibility at 5m relative to 1m).
15 Sept 2005
- Billy Souza - deployed drifter looked like it was making it way towards Europe via the Gulf Stream and then turned back towards Great South Channel
12 Sept 2005
- Congress hears about our bottom temperature monitoring efforts w/testimonies
- on NEFSC Cooperative Research by Dr. Michael Sissenwine (PDF File)
- on US Commission on Ocean Policy by Dr. Steven Murawski (PDF File)
- Analysis of drifter data archive (multi-year) in progress... journal article in prep with, for example, all tracks coming from locations upstream of:
23 Aug 2005
- Phil Dziezyk recovers a Cutler-deployed drifter (#49474) from the Swans Island dump!
29 July 2005
- ADC inc is awarded "phase II" grant to continue work on "realtime" temperature probe!
27 July 2005
- Coastal Response Research Center rejects our planning letter ... alternative 2006-funding search continues
3 July 2005
- eMOLT drifter program suffers major set back with 6 drifters failing this past week but mid-coast Maine 2005 deployments are now finally underway with preliminary results presented elsewhere
- Ray Gilliam contributes another temperature record from 13 fathoms off the Kennebec
- Animation of recent harmful algal bloom tracking posted
24 June 2005
26 May 2005
- draft Annual Report to Northeast Consortium posted under "updates/reports" page for 2005
- draft planning letter to Coastal Response Research Center to do "model validation" posted
- eMOLT/SMCC drifters are tracking Alexandrium ("red tide") cells south of Martha's Vineyard and in Mass Bay
- Downeast lobsterman Mike Faulkingham returns a temperature record from 28 fathoms in Frenchman's Bay
- The 2005 Harmful Algal Bloom drifter study is now in animated form. Download and view with "Quicktime-like" viewers
20-23 May 2005
17 May 2005
- Analysis of lobstermen's temperature results to date underway... grouped by association
- Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen records show wild variability in space and time
- Mass Lobstermen show the annual Mass Bay turnover having many multi-year records
- Maine Lobstermen show the variation in range and timing of seasonal progression
- Downeast Lobstermen have more data coming to fill out 2004
- SMCC-built drifters preforming well for harmful algal bloom & zooplankton researchers gulf wide
13 May 2005
- Planning letter to NEC proposing "Model Validation" is rejected
27 Apr 2005
- Kurt Oehme visits Woods Hole and brings his 4th year temperature record showing 2005 still cold in Mass Bay
- The 2005 drifter season begins with deployments by Billy Souza and R/V OCEANUS
20 Apr 2005
- three drifters apparently failed off the backside of Cape Cod but then came back to life
- drogue production underway at SMCC
- two Maine lobstermen (ventless-trap participants) return temperature data
16 Apr 2005
- First telemetered temperatures recorded from Woods Hole Harbor!!!
- First 9 meter drogue built by SMCC for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute!!!
11 Apr 2005
- Bottom temperature site map updated
31 Mar 2005
- more Maine Lobstermen return temperature data
- Brian Mclain (mid-coast Maine) submits along with haul records
- 2004 record from BM01 including haul counts
- 2004 record from BM02 including haul counts
- 2004 (summer) record from BM03, BM04, and BM05
- Bobby Ingalls (way downeast) submits records with first indication 2005 may be warmer than previous two springs
- Billy Anderson (also way downeast) submits
- more evidence of 2005 being slightly warmer at BA02 in 47 fa
- Dave Johnson (southern Maine) submits
- Dockside temperature at NMFS Narragansett and Woods Hole document 3rd-straight "cold" spring relative to ~3 decades of records
27 Mar 2005
- Drogued-drifter prototype gets deployed in Casco Bay by SMCC students & faculty
- Zach Whitener's 2004-temperature data (from the shallows of Casco Bay) arrives again depicting a significant tidal range
22 Mar 2005
- Rhode Island lobsterman, Mike Marchetti, contributes temp record from 44 meters on Southern New England Shelf
- Woods Hole dockside water temps in 2004 were, except for perhaps in January-Feb, fairly normal relative to last century
17 Mar 2005
- Downeast Lobstermen Assoc. submit batch of 2004 temperature records
9 Mar 2005
- Bobby Nudd returns another long temperature record from site "BN01" in 40 meters of water off New Hampshire 's coast
8 Mar 2005
- eMOLT begins collaboration with "Lobster Conservancy" processing temperature from John Carver's intertidal site HC02
- Jay Smith of Nobleboro Maine records 3rd year at SJ01 and 2nd year at SJ02
28 Feb 2005
- Drogues under construction at SMCC in preparation for 2005 drifter deployments
- Maine Lobstermen bring probes to the Maine Fishermen's Forum
- Zach Whitener returns 2nd year of data from ZW01 in shallows (~1 fathom) w/probe 623419 (still awaits ONSET)
- Clive Farrin (Downeast Lobstermen Association) returns data from three sites
- George Sprague returns temps from ventless trap site
- Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen, the Colbert brothers
- Mass lobsterman
- Mike Tufts returns an undocumented record
- Bobby Marcella's probe returns from ONSET good data & documentation but too many sites Aug-Sep only mulit-month record at "MB02" in 9 fathoms
22 Feb 2005
- Prototype testing:
- the realtime temperature probe 1st prototype has been tested (thanks to MaLA's John Carver and Phil Mason) but needs to go back to drawing board
- the first eMOLT drifter "drogue" 1st prototype is being assembled this week and will be put in the water next week or two
14 Feb 2005
- Jack Merrill III provides 4 years of anectodal data on catch vs temp
- Planning letter draft posted for eMOLT PhaseV
- Plans brewing for 2005 drifter drops
8 Feb 2005
- Maine Lobstermen Association's 2004 temperature data arrives
- summary plot of three+ year series updated
- Arnie Gamage returns another
- Bobby Ingalls returns another record from way downeast at both:
- Jon Carter returns more records from
- Bruce Fernald returns another record from BF01
- Mark Wells returns a record from
- Bob Baines returns another record from TH01 in 45 fa
- Brian Tarbox returns first records from
- David Johnson returns more from
- Dan Miller returns his ventless trap temperatures at DM03
- other Ventless Trap Project participants submit temperature data:
1 Feb 2005
- MaLA's Sooky Sawyer returns another year at "MC02" off Gloucester where 2004 was slightly warmer than 2003
- Marc Palombo's
- records from "TA24" and "TA25" capture big 5 degC tidal oscillation in depths > 220 meters!
- records from TA15 now has the most years of any eMOLT series including parts of 2000-2005
- Rob Connelly returns spring and summer seasons of temperature data from 42 fathoms on S. New England Shelf
28 Jan 2005
- More Atlantic Offshore 2004 temperature records arrive:
- David Spencer returns:
- Bro Cote returns data from new location at WB15
- Shafmaster/Jenkins crew returns another record from JS06
- Paul Bennett returns to site "PB01"
- letters & hats sent out to about 40 individuals who reported a drifter sighting in 2004
- multi-participant, multi-year temperature plot updated for Massachusetts Lobstermen Association in prep for MaLA weekend
21 Jan 2005
- satellite imaging of sea surface temperatures
- data available (thanks to School of Marine Science UMO) for background to drifter tracks
- multiple clear images on a near-weekly basis during the summer or 2004
11 Jan 2005
- Bobby Martin returns his 4th year of temperature records at his wintertime deep site "RM03"
4 Jan 2005
- Therese Sauvageau returns another year of temperature record from off Beverly Mass
- eMOLT drifter velocities from the summer of 2004 compared with nearby observations at GoMOOS moorings
23 Dec 2004
- Billy Anderson's surface and deep 2004 temperature records at BA01 off Lubec Maine are processed & compared to other years . Near-surface records provide good evidence of slight stratification at some times of the year even in this tidally active region!
18 Dec 2004
- Bill Doherty's submits third year of temperature vs catch records
10 Dec 2004
- More Mass Lobstermen submit data
- Billy Souza provides records from 1st year at 10 fthms and 3rd year from 15 fthms on the backside of Cape Cod. The former site records 20 deg variation w/tide!
- Bill Doherty submits well-documented record from BD01 (near the entrance to Boston Harbor) which makes his 3rd year
- Skip Ryan returns another series from the north side Boston Harbor entrance
2 Dec 2004
- CICEET planning letter turned down
22 Nov 2004
- 2004 Drifter analysis underway:
15 Nov 2004
- Mass Lobstermen start submitting 2004 temperature data
- Alex Brown returns 4th year of highly variable record from AB01 documenting more upwelling/downwelling
- Dave Kandrick returns 4th year of record from DK01 documenting more drastic Mass Bay turnover in early fall
- Todd Jesse returns 4th year of record from RM02 documenting large tidal variation and 3rd year from TJ01
- Pete Mason's probe sent back to ONSET for data extraction
- Made comparison of phoned-reported drifters ("heathers") vs telemetered GPS drifters ("rachels")
- see individual plots on the drifter study page for details
12 Nov 2004
- CICEET planning letter submitted today
- wireless system tested on Colbert brother's vessels succeeds... in step towards realtime temperature probe development, thanks Denny & Bob.
- Maine lobstermen start submitting 2004 Temperature Observations:
- Barbara Fifield returns first record from her ventless trap at site TB01 documenting significant tidal variations
- Jack Merril first to document 2004 the coldest yet by returning another year of temperature series at JM01 to make it four total
- Elliot Thomas returns his 2nd year of 7 fthm temperature conditions slightly colder than last year
- planning letter in prep for CICEET submission on 15 Nov, comments welcomed
10 Nov 2004
- Elliot Thomas returns his 2nd year of 12 fthm temperature off mid-coast Maine documenting conditions similar last year
5 Nov 2004
- Dockside temperature series from the NMFS lab in Narragansett, approaching 20 years, indicates multi-year cyclic variations from the seasonal means
1 Nov 2004
25 Oct 2004
- another Isle au Haut drifter (#49385) washes up on the back side of Cape Cod and ends up in John Burn's classroom at Truro Central Elementary!
22 Oct 2004
- eMOLT poster (in PowerPoint format) updated for NEC Annual Meeting
- Drifter News:
- Stevie's #49383 (deployed off Isle au Haut on 1 September) appears at the Harbor Master's office in Orleans Mass
- Temperature News:
- example multi-year plots updated
14 Oct 2004
- Dicky Allison updates eMOLT description on Northeast Consortium data page
6 Oct 2004
- Temperature News:
- John Grey returns two years of temperature from Western Mass Bay depicting warm episode in early summer 2004
- Ray Gilliam, mid-coast Maine, is first to return temperature records from the ventless trap study site
- Drifter News:
- Salinity News:
29 Sep 2004
- new eMOLT "Overview" put on top of main emolt.org page and "Contact Info" moved down on main page
- Ed Hunt's drifter #49391, deployed off Cape Small Maine on 31 August, recovered off P-town
24 Sep 2004
- most eMOLT administrators gather in Woods Hole for a meeting
- Jeff Alberts submits his second year of temperature records from 14 fathom site on the backside of Cape Cod again documenting the tidal variation
- Sooky's Gloucester drifter #49203, deployed 7 August, washes up on Sandy Neck Beach in E. Sandwich
20 Sep 2004
- Bro Cote returns more Georges Bank temperature records from both the shallows (30 fathoms) and the deep (150+ fathoms)
16 Sep 2004
- Sooky's Gloucester drifter #49202 ends up on a Cohasset beach
10 Sep 2004
- John Grey submits a 2-year long temperature record (awaits proper documentation) including time in
9 Sep 2004
- David Johnson returns another temperature series from "DJ01" (52 fathoms) and documents an apparent warming at this site & depth up to levels seen the previous few years in late summer
- drifter #49204 comes ashore in Gloucester
7 Sep 2004
- inshore drifters #49201 comes ashore "a few hundred feet from the fisherman's statue" in Gloucester
- John Carver visits Woods Hole w/Dave Casoni and delivers temperature record
3 Sep 2004
- September drifters launched from Gloucester and Isle au Haut
31 Aug 2004
- September drifters launched from Cape Small and Cutler
30 Aug 2004
- Cutler's August drifter 48472 runs up into Cundy's Harbor
26 Aug 2004
- Grant Moore submits another temperature record from the southern flank of Georges Bank where zoomed-in looks depict large (>3 deg) tidal variation
- Stevie's III's August drifter #48382 is released from Criehaven by Anton Norton. Will it wash up again?
19 Aug 2004
- Drifter News:
- Stevie III's August drifter #48382 washes up on little Ragged Island/Criehaven. Meanwhile, his July drifter #47382 is screaming along the northern flank of Georges Bank.
- MERHAB's drifter #453817 completes loop of the entire gulf!
- Ashton's drifter #47362 is picked out of the water by Parker's Cove, Nova Scotia longliner, Matthew Robinson, & held for ransom
- Mass Bay drifter project data from the early 1990's added to the drifter archive & available for viewing thanks to Rocky Geyer (WHOI)
- eMOLT drifters are featured in news story of Jim Churchill (WHOI) tracking Maine Yankee radiation study
16 Aug 2004
- First DRAFT of the Final Report for eMOLT Phase II: Salinity is posted. Feedback requested.
- Meeting with GoMOOS (Portland Office) scheduled for 24 August (pm). Participants welcome.
12 Aug 2004
- Distributed Oceanographic Data System (DODS) access to eMOLT data was temporily down a few times due to possibible disk failures but returned to service within 24 hours... all other eMOLT data access portals should be unaffected.
10 Aug 2004
- Stevie Robbins' drifter #48382 washes up on Metinic Island and Woody Post redeploys it while the other August drifters keep going
- Advanced Design Consulting, Inc is awarded a NOAA SBIR grant to develop a "realtime" temperature probe for lobstermen!
8 Aug 2004
- "Summary Drifter Plots by Location of Launch" table of links added to the "Observations thus far" section of the drifter page
4 Aug 2004
- Sooky Sawyer launches his August batch of drifters off Gloucester
2 Aug 2004
- tentative plans made for eMOLT administrators meeting 27-28 September in Woods Hole
- eMOLT GIS web page
- updated to include all June & July eMOLT drifters
- removed username & password restrictions
8 July 2004
- August drifters released off Cutler, Isle au Haut, and Cape Small
- More drifters come ashore:
- 46382 in Hampton, NH
- 45389 in Portsmouth NH
- 46202 in Truro, Ma
- 46385 in Plymouth, Ma
- 47203 in Salem, Ma
- 45383 in Kennebunkport, Ma
- 453811 in Digby Neck, Nova Scotia
- Temperature records submitted:
5 July 2004
- Canadians join the eMOLT drifter deployments w/ Ashton Spinney 's drop west of Cape Sable
2 July 2004
- First drifters come ashore:
1 July 2004
- Bonnie gets another batch of temperature records from AOLA participants
- David Spencer returns another series from down south at "DS01"
- Jenkins/Shafmaster crew returns their 22nd record from the deep (155 fathoms) documenting 2004 being warmer than 2003 at "JS07"
- Bobby Buffington returns another record from site "GM02"
- Paul Bennett returns another very deep (167 fathoms) record from site "PB03"
30 June 2004
- Hunt, Lemieux/Cates, and Robbins deploy July drifters
26 June 2004
- Courier Gazette publishes notice on drifters
- The Lobster Conservancy redeploys washashore drifter w/help of a Monhegan fishermen, Matt Weber
- Annual report to NEC completed in Word
14 June 2004
- Several drifters headed to Georges Bank
9 June 2004
- Billy Anderson's returns another multi-month, multi-depth temperature record from way downeast
- leading MERHAB drifter on its way to Nantucket Shoals already!
- Sooky's redeployment of #46202 comes ashore again
- CFN article published on drifter sightings
8 June 2004
- upgraded the eMOLT contact information site to include simple list of participants by port
7 June 2004
- MERHAB drifter #45386 deployed off Isle au Haut comes ashore at Scarborough reported by Greg Wilfret
- MERHAB drifter #45381 deployed off Isle au Haut comes ashore at Morses Island in Muscungus Bay reported by Craig Beal
2 June 2004
- Sooky's first drifter eployment off Gloucester comes ashore while Cutler, Isle au Haut, and Cape Small deployments move quickly to the SW
21 May 2004
- Walter Day returns his first temperature record off Vinalhaven
- Ralph Backman returns another multi-year temperature record from "RB01"
- Nick Lemieux &Jeremy Cates, Stevie Robbins, and Ed Hunt deploy drifters off Cutler, Isle au Haut, and Cape Small, respectively
- Billy Anderson returns another year of near-surface temperature from "BA01"
- Dan Miller returns his first two temperature records
19 May 2004
- added new "drifter results" link from main page
- GoMLF generates a new "drifter handbook" for lobstermen
- Shipment of 14 SMCCeMOLT drifters assembled & ready to deploy by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist off the Isle au Haut in a few days (unrelated to eMOLT) currently on the back deck of the R/V OCEANUS off mid-coast Maine
12 May 2004
6 May 2004
- Realtime temperature initiative "on hold" ... in search of funding alternative
- NEC declines planning letter
30 April 2004
- John Peabody brings home evidence of shelf-wave-like temperature oscillations in deep (150 fathoms) water w/6-7 day periods
26 April 2004
- eMOLT administrators meeting in Kennebunk
12 April 2004
- David Johnson starts his fourth year of temperature record at "DJ01" in 52 fathoms
- Phil Mason records temperature at four different sites in Mass Bay
9 April 2004
- Tom McVane's Casco Bay "fast-response temperature" profiles processed
2 April 2004
- Mass Water Resource Authority recovers first SMCCeMOLT Model II GPS drifter on sewage treatment plant beach
1 April 2004
- Bobby Marcella returns another wintertime record off Hull, Ma. at site "MB01"
- John Grey
30 Mar 2004
- modified home page & added an "eMOLT in the News" link
- modified planning letter based on some administrators comments
- added animation of the prototype SMCCeMOLT Model II drifter track
29 Mar 2004
- Bar Harbor Times article on eMOLT
- added pictures of the SMCCeMOLT Model II drifter w/GPS apparatus attached to top
26 Mar 2004
- Mike O' Conner records less than 32 degF in Mass Bay bottom
- John Chipman submits third year of temperature off Burch Harbor
- Mike Dassatt returns his Thistle-documented temperature record from upper Penobscot Bay
- Norbert Lemieux returns his sixth temperature record, this one from "NL02"
- Emmett Carroll returns a record from both outside and inside Menemsha Pond, Martha's Vineyard
18 Mar 2004
- added Latest Drifter Results link from the general "results" page
- some downeast temperature records from 2003 finally processed
14 Mar 2004
- Skip Ryan's 2003 documentation arrives & temperature series are process
- Stevie Robbins return another year of salinity as well as temperature from "RS01"
8 Mar 2004
- draft phase V planning letter posted
27 Feb 2004
- eMOLT administrators notes & meeting "minutes" at the Maine Fish Forum
- Modified "Results from the Field" page to include "animations" posted along with PowerPoint presentations
- Maine Fishermens Forum Download Results:
25 Feb 2004
- new draft Notice to Mariners (about the drifters) posted in Word format
- rough draft of drifter assembly manual started
17 Feb 2004
- Arnie Gamage's 4th time series at "AG01" make his one of the longest for MeLA participants
- added draft PowerPoint presentation for Maine Fish Forum under "Results from the Field"
- Woods Hole January 2004 dockside temperatures almost the coldest over the last 124 years
14 Feb 2004
- Jack Merrill returns a long-lost temperature probe thanks to a fellow fisherman
- David Spencer returns more data from the 200m+ shelfedge "DS01" site with several degrees of tidal variation!
10 Feb 2004
- Database Management Phase III Final Report sent to Northeast Consortium
5 Feb 2004
- David Johnson submits another year of temperature data at "DJ01"
- Bill Doherty's Thistle data reveals interesting catch vs temperature
1-3 Feb 2004
- updated "eMOLT update/report" page to link new:
28 Jan 2004
- Mass Lobstermen Weekend Download Results:
- Bill Doherty submits his 2nd year of temperature records from BD01
- Phil Mason and his son Pete join the program (awaits ONSET download of #412)
- Bobby Martin is now into his third year of Mass Bay temperature observations!
- Sooky Sawyer documents the 5 degree effect of the 5 Dec 2003 storm on Mass Bay!
- Elliot Thomassubmits at temperature records at both 7 fthms and 12 fthms
- Bruce Fernald submits first temperature record near Jeffreys Ledge!
- Brian Mclain now has 2+ years at both BM01 and BM02
- Randy Newcomb from way downeast submits his first temperature record
- David Johnson returns both temperature and salinity from DJ02
- Jimmy Violet returns his 2003 temperature record from Southern New England Shelf at "JV06"
- Paul Bennett returns temperature record from west of Vetches Canyon
- Jon Shafmaster 's crew brings back another year of temperature from the deep (>1000 feet!)
- .... more to be processed later this week!!
23 Jan 2004
- The toll free number 1-888-284-4904 for reporting drifter sightings is now active. Try it and email comments! Press option 5 at 1st prompt.
- A DRAFT one page "Notice to Mariners" is available for comments before we start posting at local mariners, docks, fishing publications, etc.
- (A better quality Microsoft Word version is posted here.)
- Downloadable PowerPoint presentations added to the "Results from the Field" options
- Dave Kandrick submits his third year of bottom temperature at site "DK01" in Mass Bay
21 Jan 2004
15 Jan 2004
- Jimmy Violet's 2003 temperature data from south of Rhode Island (site JV01) is processed
- Rob Connelly's 2002-2003 temperature data is processed (awaits documentation)
- efforts now underway to make eMOLT data compliant with WMS and the Federal Geographic Data Committee's standards
12 Jan 2004
- Zach Whitener submits his first temperature series off Long Island, Maine
- initial ideas for eMOLT Phase V: "Realtime Temperature" proposal are hatching...... letters of support sent to SBIR proposals
7 Jan 2004
- Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) students make progress in drifter design/production
- settle on the 3-net-buoy flotation
- MeLA, AOLA, and MaLA mails reminder to their participants to submit probes
- agenda for Jan 2004 eMOLT admin meeting posted
- proposed 2004 drifter dropsites
To see "whats new" entrys prior to 2004, click here.