What's New with eMOLT Archives: 2004-2010
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
- John Drouin returns another year of downeast data from 6, 15, and 29 fathoms
- John Stotz returns another year off Mid-Coast Maine from 9, 14, and 25 fathoms
- Steve Train returns another year off Casco Bay from 5, 17, and 27 fathoms
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:
- Norbert Lemieux from NL05 (16 fa) and NL06 (7 fa) off Cutler Maine
- Matt Parkhurst from AP01 (6 fa), AP04 (25.3 fa) and AP05 (38.2 fa) off mid-coast Maine
- Skip O'Leary from SO05 (4 fa), SO06 (15 fa), and SO07 (30 fa) off Rhode Island
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:
- Pat White returns his 5th year from off York Maine showing 2008 being relatively warm.
- Elliot Thomas returns his 6th year from Casco Bay showing 2008 being relatively warm.
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:
- David Johnson returns a record from 52 fathoms off Portland Maine documenting 2008 being fairly warm this past month but not as warm as 2002.
- Therese Sauvageau returns a record from 15 fathoms off Beverly Mass documenting 2008 being fairly "normal".
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
- Ship Ryan's from outside Boston Harbor in 7 fathoms documenting big tidal variation.
- Rob Martin's from both 22 fathoms (summer) and 37 fathoms (fall).
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
- Jim Tripp from 63 fths
- David Johnson from 52 fths
- Ralph Backman from 50 fths
- Brian Cates from 45 fths
- Mike Faulkingham from 30 fths
8 Jan 2008
Carl MacDonald sends a collection of Lotek temperature probes deployed by FSRS fishermen in Nova Scotia
- Ross Richards contributes his 2nd year to eMOLT data
- Gordon MacDonald returns a good record from 25 fths
- Ernie Pierce from a few fths
- Cecil Cashin from 24 fths
- William Bond returns a very interesting record from 51 fths in Chedabucto Bay
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...
- Bruce Fernald confirms the observation of 2007 being "normal" (in 30 fathoms off Mt Desert Island)
- Mike Dassatt documents the presence of 6 degF tidal osciallations (in Penobscot Bay)
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:
- Bobby Nudd off NH
- Therese Sauvagneau off Beverly Ma
- Mark Wells off Casco Bay
- Brian McLain off Mid-Coast Maine
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...
- Paul Bennett returns a few more temperature and depth records from the edge of the New Jersey shelf
- Brian Cates returns fifth year from Grand Manan Banks
- Norbert Lemieux's record supports the general results of 2006 being as warm as 2002.
- Walter Day record being extracted by ONSET manufacturer
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
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:
- Skip Ryan outside Boston Harbor
- Phil Mason now has many sites and many years as documented elsewhere
Nova Scotian (FSRS) lobstermen now contributing to eMOLT temperature dataset both doumenting effects of storms on ~ 1 September and 15 October:
- Ross Richardson returns a record from "29 fathoms"
- Stephen Scobey returns a record from "25 fathoms"
- 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.
- John Chipman returns another year of temperature from 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine documenting by far the warmest year yet at that location..
- 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.
- Winter 06/07 eMOLT update posted and sent to participants via US Mail
- 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
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.
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
- Oscar "Bill" Look begins to fill the data void south of Machias Bay.
- Bobby Colbert returns an old, apparently-exhausted probe from 140 fathoms
David Kandrick documents:
- 2006 being warmest summer yet in 20 fathoms (inside Mass Bay) and
- the laser-gun-method of determining bottom temperature is apparently not too accurate.
Another drifter (#66464) gets entrained in the cold core ring on the ocean side of the Gulf Stream
- 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.
- 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
- Northeast Consortium funds eMOLT Phase V: Realtime Temperature
- 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 .
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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 .
- 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".
- except for some of the data access applications, emolt.org is back!!
- Few more Maine Lobstermen return temperature series
- Billy Anderson returns his sixth year of temperature from Downeast Maine documenting 2006 being the warmest yet.
- Kurt Oehme returns his sixth year from Mass Bay with more documentation of the mid-October turnover
- Major website revision to conform w/NOAA standards after a few weeks of being down
- More eMOLT drifters deployed by other researchers in 2006
- Arnie Gamage returns another from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
- SMCC students Paul and Wendy deliver on new drifters for 2006 HAB studies
- Analysis of temperature anomalies binned according to depth zones underway as, for example, the 10-20 fathom zone in Mass Bay
Catch vs temperature analysis ongoing ...
- Brian Mclain has four years of data in 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine w/2005 a good example
- Bobby Nudd also has four years of data in 20 fathoms off NH w/2005 a good example
More Maine Lobstermen Association 2005 temperature records trickle in...
- Woody Post returns his second year with a good example of the October '05 northeaster effects
- Rickey Alley also returns his second year
- Walter Day returns a shallow record from 7 fathoms that can be compared to his 31 fathom record off Vinalhaven
- 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
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
- Paul Hodder, SMCC student, comes up with a new inshore drifter "Paul" design
Downeast Lobstermen return first batch of 2005 temperature records
- Nick Lemieux submits 3rd year at 40 fathoms "BL01" off Cutler
- Jeremy Cates submits 3rd year at 50 fathoms "CC01" off Cutler
- Mike Faulkingham submits another year from 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor
- Norbert Lemieux
- Walter Day
- Brian Cates
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
- Sooky Sawyer (out of Gloucester) provides another valuable record of temperature documenting the late warmup of 2005 and effects of the Oct 2005 storm
- Mike Tupper (also from Gloucester) rejoins the program after a 4-year hiatus to reoccuppy a few sites like MT03
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
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
- 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.
- 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).
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.
- Mass DMF submits eleven 2005 temperature records from Mass Bay and Buzzards Bay associated with their Ventless Trap project
- Nick Jenkins returns fifth year of temperature from
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
- 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
- Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman, David Spencer, returns his third year of temperature records from DS01 from deep shelf-edge (>300 meters) site.
- 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
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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).
- 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
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:
- Phil Dziezyk recovers a Cutler-deployed drifter (#49474) from the Swans Island dump!
- ADC inc is awarded "phase II" grant to continue work on "realtime" temperature probe!
- Coastal Response Research Center rejects our planning letter ... alternative 2006-funding search continues
- 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
- 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
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
- Planning letter to NEC proposing "Model Validation" is rejected
- 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
- 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
- First telemetered temperatures recorded from Woods Hole Harbor!!!
- First 9 meter drogue built by SMCC for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute!!!
- Bottom temperature site map updated
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
- more evidence of 2005 being slightly warmer at BA02 in 47 fa
- 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
- 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
- Downeast Lobstermen Assoc. submit batch of 2004 temperature records
- Bobby Nudd returns another long temperature record from site "BN01" in 40 meters of water off New Hampshire 's coast
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- May 30 MERHAB drifters on SST
- Sep 3 Ed Hunt's drifters entering MassBay
- Bobby Martin returns his 4th year of temperature records at his wintertime deep site "RM03"
- 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
- 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!
- Bill Doherty's submits third year of temperature vs catch records
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
- CICEET planning letter turned down
2004 Drifter analysis underway:
- transit times (days) calculated for four sections of the coast
- simple wind-forced ("Ekman") models tested for some events
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
- see individual plots on the drifter study page for details
- CICEET planning letter submitted
- 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
- Elliot Thomas returns his 2nd year of 12 fthm temperature off mid-coast Maine documenting conditions similar last year
- Dockside temperature series from the NMFS lab in Narragansett, approaching 20 years, indicates multi-year cyclic variations from the seasonal means
- 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!
- eMOLT poster (in PowerPoint format) updated for NEC Annual Meeting
- 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
- Dicky Allison updates eMOLT description on Northeast Consortium data page
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Bro Cote returns more Georges Bank temperature records from both the shallows (30 fathoms) and the deep (150+ fathoms)
- Sooky's Gloucester drifter #49202 ends up on a Cohasset beach
John Grey submits a 2-year long temperature record (awaits proper documentation) including time in
- 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
- 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
- September drifters launched from Gloucester and Isle au Haut
- September drifters launched from Cape Small and Cutler
- Cutler's August drifter 48472 runs up into Cundy's Harbor
- 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?
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- "Summary Drifter Plots by Location of Launch" table of links added to the "Observations thus far" section of the drifter page
- Sooky Sawyer launches his August batch of drifters off Gloucester
- 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
- 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:
- David Spencer returns even more deep temperature records from the Hudson Canyon region
- Billy Anderson returns another series from "BA02" showing 2004 another cold year way downeast
- Canadians join the eMOLT drifter deployments w/ Ashton Spinney 's drop west of Cape Sable
First drifters come ashore:
- Cape Small July units 47391 & 47392 run up Harpswell Sound very different from June track while the others look the same so far
- Gloucester July units 47201 and 47202 wash up in Magnolia and Milk Island, respectively.
- MERHAB May drifter 45387 washes up on Monhegan Island
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"
- Hunt, Lemieux/Cates, and Robbins deploy July drifters
- 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
- Carl Wilson contributes a few years of 8+ fathom temperature off Spruce Point
- Several drifters headed to Georges Bank
- 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
- upgraded the eMOLT contact information site to include simple list of participants by port
- 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
- Sooky's first drifter eployment off Gloucester comes ashore while Cutler, Isle au Haut, and Cape Small deployments move quickly to the SW
- 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
- 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
Realtime temperature initiative "on hold" ... in search of funding alternative
- NEC declines planning letter
John Peabody brings home evidence of shelf-wave-like temperature oscillations in deep (150 fathoms) water w/6-7 day periods
- eMOLT administrators meeting in Kennebunk
- 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
- Tom McVane's Casco Bay "fast-response temperature" profiles processed
Mass Water Resource Authority recovers first SMCCeMOLT Model II GPS drifter on sewage treatment plant beach
- Bobby Marcella returns another wintertime record off Hull, Ma. at site "MB01"
- John Grey
- 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
- Bar Harbor Times article on eMOLT
- added pictures of the SMCCeMOLT Model II drifter w/GPS apparatus attached to top
- 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
- added Latest Drifter Results link from the general "results" page
Some downeast temperature records from 2003 finally processed
- Skip Ryan's 2003 documentation arrives & temperature series are process
- Stevie Robbins return another year of salinity as well as temperature from "RS01"
- draft phase V planning letter posted
- 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:
- Kurt Oehme now has more than 3 three years of data at "KO01"
- Arnie Gamage's near-surface record is processed & compared to 22 fathom record
- many more to be processed & posted in the coming days...
- new draft Notice to Mariners (about the drifters) posted in Word format
- rough draft of drifter assembly manual started
- 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
- 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!
- Database Management Phase III Final Report sent to Northeast Consortium
- David Johnson submits another year of temperature data at "DJ01"
- Bill Doherty's Thistle data reveals interesting catch vs temperature
Updated "eMOLT update/report" page to link new:
- 1-page progress report to NEC
- DRAFT reports on:
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!!
- 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
- 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
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
- 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