"Coastal Enterprises, Inc. is proud to support Gulf of Maine, Inc.
as they have demonstrated a commitment to develop new and innovative
ways to use Maine's natural resources in a sustainable manner. They
have built their business on our past and are making important
contributions to the science and understanding of our natural resources
and marine ecosystems."
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
"This summer I had the opportunity to use the
Gulf of Maine's Down by the Sea Kit for a science camp sponsored by MAEA
Interactive Science Programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The kits
lived up to the description as "a one of a kind learning tool." We
were able to use the kits to expose elementary students to a world of
marine life that otherwise existed hundreds of miles away. Students
who had never been to a beach got the chance to see and interact with
marine life they had only seen in movies or read about in books. As a
science company who's focus is to bring hands on interactive science
to classrooms across the nation, the Gulf of Maine's Down by the Sea Kit
worked perfectly. Although I am a Marine Scientist by training, I
found the kit to be teacher friendly and extremely easy to use. MAEA
Interactive Science Programs will continue to use the products offered
by Gulf of Maine and highly recommends them to educators looking for a
way to make learning, in relation to the ocean and coastal waters,
fun and exciting."
Erica L. Holloman Program designer/presenter
Minority Aviation Education Association
Interactive Science Programs
As a new seasonal investigator at Mount Desert Island
Biological Laboratory (http://www.mdibl.org/), this past summer
(2003), I initiated studies on bacterial communities associated with
intestinal and gill epithelia of intertidal marine invertebrates. One
initial objective was to sample widely intertidal invertebrates of the
North Atlantic. The resources offered by the Gulf of Maine Marine
Life Supply Company were critical to our success. The staff were
exceedingly knowledgeable and always willing to go out of their way to
accomodate our special requests. We were routinely treated was
collaborators rather than clients, making the research efforts more
enjoyable. As our MDIBL work has continued after returning to the
Illinois prairie, the value of the resources offered by Gulf of Maine,
Inc. have become even more apparent. This is a very useful and
H. Rex Gaskins, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Seasonal Investigator, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
As for the specimens: these are the best preserved marine specimens
I have received in the last 25 years; I am very pleased with them
Richard L. Howey
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and
Adjunct Professor of Zoology and Physiology
My second grade class was thrilled to receive our
"Tidal Pool" Kit! It was a great hands on experience for the children
and a fun way to bring science into the classroom! I would certainly
recommend the kit to any teacher looking for a way to engage students in
"discovery" learning. The teaching guides were great too."
2nd grade teacher
Eastport Elementary School
"The staff at Gulf of Maine have been extremely
helpful in supplying the organisms I need for my research. They have
shipped several orders for me, and all of them have arrived in excellent
Dr. Douglas Fudge
Dept. of Anatomy
University of British Columbia
As far as the live tidepool kits, they were an
incredible asset to our learning. Although the sand worms were the most
gross creatures I've ever seen, they did have a purpose in my own
learning. Over a year ago, while hiking through the Garden of the Gods
in a science class, we discovered a prehistoric worm area. In it,
there were some mysterious tracks. In talking to my professor, the
thought is that those are prehistoric sand worm tracks! Anyway, back
to the students...Being able to touch the specimens alleviated
misconceptions about what they felt like, what their individual
ecosystems and living requirements were, and how they responded to
touch. The joy on the faces of the kids as they touched and handled
them could not be duplicated! The ease of use for the kit was
especially nice for sqeamish teachers like me! Thanks for making this
experience available for my kids! Thanks again!
4th grade teacher
Colorado Springs, CO
"The order arrived today. The variety is wonderful!!!
We taught the teachers an activity called Seashore Charades on Monday
and then sent them to the Tidepool touch tank for further investigation
--- they loved it!! The teachers are very impressed with the kits.
Your company is a great resource for them to bring organisms into the
Jacque Cousteau Coastal Education Center
Tuckerton, New Jersey
"Gulf of Maine, Inc. has created new jobs in rural Maine
and regularly utilizes members of the commercial fishing industry to
assist with gathering marine specimens."
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.