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Keep up to date on our coastal monitoring efforts, microplastics research, the state of Blue Hill Bay and more.
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State of Our Oceans: Crisis and Conservation in the 21st Century
A Conversation with Dr. Susan Shaw and Fabien Cousteau on "The Leonard Lopate Show" on NPR
Click the play button below to listen to the conversation on "The Leonard Lopate Show" between Dr. Susan Shaw and Fabien Cousteau, a renowned filmmaker, oceanographic explorer and grandson of famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau. The program aired live on January 30th on WNYC, the largest public radio station in the country.
Dr. Susan Shaw Receives Mainebiz Magazine Annual Award for
Shaping Maine's Future
Institute founder and Director Dr. Susan Shaw has received Mainebiz magazine's annual award for her innovative research and thought leadership in advancing ocean and human health. Since 2003, the magazine’s annual award has celebrated 10 “movers and shakers” shaping the future of Maine and its economy.
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Institute Research Supports Toxic Flame Retardant Exposé
Hot off the presses, a four- part expose by the Chicago Tribune “Playing With Fire” documents the collusion, deception and distorted science of the chemical industry in promoting neuro toxic brominated flame retardants. Dr. Susan Shaw first published on the dangers of PBDEs, the most notorious of the fire retardants, in 2007 when she detected it in northwest Atlantic harbor seals and their prey fish. Later that year this research helped persuade the Maine legislature to ban Deca PBDE, making the state the second to do so and prompting reforms nation wide.
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Read the Chicago Tribune's Exposé