Videos: Scientists

It's All About The Data

Whether you are talking about the practice of science or life in general, Dr. Andy Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, thinks "It's All About The Data".

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Crab Lady's Asian Shore Crab Mission Video

In this video, Crab Lady explains her interest in and questions around Asian shore crab, and how and why the population might be changing over time. Check it out! Video was edited by Mainer95.

Project Information
Species: 
Scientific name:
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Common name:
Asian shore crab
Resources I used to create this project: 
iMovie
How should others reference your work?: 
Mainer95, Crab Lady's Asian Shore Crab Mission, Vital Signs Program, 07/13/12
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2012 VS Professional Development Video

What happens at VS institutes for teachers and out-of-school educators? This video offers a glimpse into how the VS Team thinks about, designs, and delivers professional development experiences.

Project Information
School or Organization: 
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Resources I used to create this project: 
Music by grapes: I dunno Music by DoKashiteru: The annual New England xylophone symposium
How should others reference your work?: 
2012 Vital Signs Professional Development Video, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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2012 VS Community Video

Here's your introduction to the Vital Signs community. This video highlights the experience of students who investigate local ecosystems for native and invasive species and share their observations, comments, and conclusions online with scientists and their peers.

Project Information
School or Organization: 
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
How should others reference your work?: 
2012 Vital Signs Community Video, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
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April Institute Portland Trails Mission Video

Thank you to Charlie and Leo at Portland Trails (http://trails.org/) for inviting us to help them at Fore River Sanctuary for our April Educator Institute FIeld Mission.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Portland
School or Organization: 
GMRI and Portland Trails
Resources I used to create this project: 
iMovie, Camera
How should others reference your work?: 
ChristineV, April Institute Portland Trails Field Mission, Vital Signs Program,
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Why Nothing Matters

Nothing REALLY matters to Dr. Andy Pershing - super smart ecosystem modeler shared by GMRI & UMaine. Andy explains the importance of looking for whales in places you may not find them and reporting "not found" data. Understanding where whales are NOT is equally as important as understanding where they ARE.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Portland
School or Organization: 
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
How should others reference your work?: 
vitalteach, Why Nothing Matters, Vital Signs, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 2010
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Invasives across Maine: Curtis Bohlen, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Curtis Bohlen, wetland ecologist and Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, talks about the plants and animals of concern in Maine's coastal, freshwater, and upland habitats. He impresses on the Vital Signs community the importance of tracking these species so we know what's new, what to worry about, how to intervene, and how to minimize impact. He awaits your observations. "We'll find them useful."

Project Information
City or Town: 
Statewide
School or Organization: 
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
Species: 
Scientific name:
Phragmites australis
Resources I used to create this project: 
iMovie
How should others reference your work?: 
Vital Signs Scientist Video Collection, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 2009
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Marine intertidal: Dr Larry Harris, University of New Hampshire

Dr Larry Harris, professor at the University of New Hampshire, talks about some of the marine intertidal species of concern in Maine. These species include the Asian shore crab, European green crab, codium, and invasive tunicates. Many have moved into Maine, but are not yet found north of the Casco Bay area....or so we think. Listen to Larry, then go out and do some looking and reporting for yourself.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Coastal Maine
School or Organization: 
University of New Hampshire
Species: 
Scientific name:
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Common name:
Asian shore crab
Resources I used to create this project: 
iMovie Species photos taken by Vital Signs students (exciting!)
How should others reference your work?: 
Vital Signs Scientist Video Collection, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 2009
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Crayfish: Dr Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine

Dr Karen Wilson of the University of Southern Maine invites us all to join their statewide crayfish survey. She encourages us to look for native and invasive crayfish in nearby streams, rivers, and ponds, and to report our observations (both found and not found) on the Vital Signs website.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Statewide
School or Organization: 
University of Southern Maine
Species: 
Scientific name:
Decapoda (order)
Resources I used to create this project: 
iMovie
How should others reference your work?: 
GMRI, Vital Signs Program, Scientist Video Collection, 2009
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