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    How one Tiny Maine Island Prepares Budding Scientists for a Warmer World [BDN]
    Though it has been consistently occupied for nearly 200 years, this small, treeless island 20 miles off the coast of Maine has never been all that habitable to humans and is expected to become even less so. With the Gulf of Maine warming faster than most oceans around the world, College of the Atlantic’s remote research station is on the front lines of climate change.
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    Mapping the Outer Islands: Geology Project Digs Deep
    Geological explorations bring College of the Atlantic senior Spencer Gray to regional scientific conferences to discuss new findings made near COA’s offshore research stations on Great Duck Island and Mount Desert Rock.
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    Island Journals: Mount Desert Rock

    Battered by waves, coursed by wind night and day, Mount Desert Rock’s location—twenty-one miles out to sea—makes it an excellent platform for studying whales, seals, and other marine life.