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Kent Island Research into Bird Contamination Featured on MPBN

Story posted March 13, 2008

Research being done on Bowdoin-owned Kent Island into contamination affecting several bird species was the subject of a story that aired Tuesday, March 11, 2008, on the stations of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN).

The interview with Wing Goodale, a research biologist with BioDiversity Research Institute, a nonprofit research and education group in Gorham, Maine, highlighted work to which Robert Mauck, director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station at Kent Island, and Nathaniel Wheelwright, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, have contributed.

The MPBN interview focused on the contamination of various bird populations, which include storm-petrels, a species to which Mauck and retired Bowdoin professor Chuck Huntington have devoted particular attention. Listen to the interview.

The Bowdoin Scientific Station is located on Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and was established in 1935 as a research facility and sanctuary for nesting seabirds.

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