Casco Bay Nutrients and Hydrography
|The primary purpose of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System
(GoMOOS) is to establish a large-scale regional ocean observing system. GoMOOS
is responsible for producing and transmitting real or near real-time
continuous observations of the Gulf of Maine.
The nutrient component of GoMOOS is managed by Dr. David Townsend, Professor of Oceanography, and Ms. Maura Thomas, Research Associate, at the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences.
Since February, 2001, the Casco Bay "Baykeeper" and Friends of Casco Bay have been routinely collecting water samples for nutrient analysis throughout Casco Bay and Portland Harbor. These samples have been analyzed for nitrate, silicate, phosphate and ammonium concentrations at the Townsend Lab, at the University of Maine.
Funding for GoMOOS has been provided by the Office of Naval
Research, and NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric