"Desperate Alewives" documentary features USM researchers

Once migrating by the millions up Maine's rivers to spawn, alewife populations have dramatically decreased. Researchers and scientists with Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative team up with local stakeholders to investigate the effects of human activities on the Kennebec and Androscoggin River watershed, with a special focus on native alewife runs.

Research work by USM's Karen Wilson and Theo Willis is featured in the PBS documentary Desperate Alewives.

The documentary aired on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8 PM on Maine Public Broadcast Network stations.

For complete online viewing, please visit the MPBN site.

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