Earlier this week I wrote a short article about three Maine college students who won Goldwater Scholarships. I just want to point out here that one of them, Kate Shlepr of COA, helped host my photographer colleague Kevin Bennett and me when we went out to Great Duck Island for a day trip last summer. Kate talked to us about what kind of effect bald eagles have been having on the island’s gull colonies. During our visit, she talked to us in this video about one eagle attack she witnessed on the island.
A news reporter in coastal Maine for 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors. He writes about fisheries, marine-related topics, eastern coastal Maine communities and more for the BDN. He lives in Ellsworth. Follow him on Twitter at @billtrotter.Follow @@billtrotter