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Worth the trip by itself for anyone, any age, interested in marine and shellfish biology

This was our second visit, with friends, to the Downeast Institute, and we were all wowed. Call... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HMac_2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Fascinating and a worthwhile stop

We came upon this facility during our tour of Beals Island. The institute is an applied research... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
M D
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 weeks ago
“Worth the trip by itself for anyone, any age, interested in marine and shellfish biology”
23 Sep 2016
“Fascinating and a worthwhile stop”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, with friends, to the Downeast Institute, and we were all wowed. Call ahead if you can, but even showing up at the last minute you may be able to get a tour, and it is incredibly interesting and informative. From...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We came upon this facility during our tour of Beals Island. The institute is an applied research facility to improve the "health" of coastal Maine and people of Maine who derive their income from lobster trapping and seafood farming. A young and very knowledgeable intern...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

As a starting point, be sure to call ahead of your visit since this is a working institute and the researchers might be out in the field that day. For years, I've had friends tell me that I need to visit the Downeast Institute. I...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

After hiking Great Wass Island nearby, a group of 6 friends stopped by to see if a tour of the Downeast Institute was possible. Abigail welcomed us and obliged us with a great explanation of the project to rear Arctic surfclams, Mactromeris polynyma with an...More

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