Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Oceanography Branch

What's new with eMOLT


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Apr-Jul 2020

Jan-Feb 2020

Nov-Dec 2019

May-Jun 2019

Mar-Apr 2019

Jan-Feb 2019

Nov-Dec 2018

Sep-Oct 2018

Jul-Aug 2018

May-Jun 2018

Mar-Apr 2018

Jan-Feb 2018

Nov-Dec 2017

Sep-Oct 2017

  • Fall 2017 eMOLT newsletter mailed out
  • Rick Wahle's lab return bottom temperature time series from three locations in Casco Bay: RW01, RW02, and RW03.
  • George Sprague records a relatively cool year in 10 fathoms off Machiasport, ME with some warming in October.
  • Proposal accepted by NOAA's Ocean Technology Transition Program to collect more realtime bottom temperatures with help of many partners
  • New Pi-Lowell Instrument realtime rig is now working from both lobster traps and large trawers with Bobby Martin being the first lobsterman to make it work!
  • Both the eMOLT and drifter operation begins a transition from NOAA to GOMLF

Jul-Aug 2017

May-June 2017

Mar-Apr 2017

Jan-Feb 2017

Oct-Dec 2016

  • The first realtime telemetry from lobster boats is reported from Bobby Martin's F/V Resolve
  • Annual time series of bottom temperature probes start coming in:
    • Bobby Nudd returns temps from Mass Bay (20 fathoms) from his site at BN01 with 15 years of hourly data.
    • John Drouin returns temps from Downeast (48 fathoms) from his site at OD08.
    • Frank Kristy returns temps from Cape Cod Bay (20 fathoms) from Kandrick's old site at DK01 .
    • John Melquist Sr returns temps from off Matinicus in both 14 fathoms and 27 fathoms showing a warming.
    • Therese Sauvageau returns temps from Mass Bay (8 fathoms) from the shallower of her two sites at TS02 .
    • Jeff Alberts returns temps off Cape Cod (14 fathoms) with his 12th year at JA01 .
    • Dick Carver returns temps off Mid-Coast Maine (8 fathoms) with his 12th year at DC01 .
    • Mike Faulkingham returns temps off Downeast Maine(30 fathoms) with his 12th year at MF02 .
    • Billy Souza returns temps off Cape Cod (15 fathoms) with his 16th deployment at BS02 showing zigzag warming trend.
    • Bruce Fernald returns temps from Mid-Coast Maine (30 fathoms) with his 12th year at BF01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
    • Pete Flanigan returns temps from Mass Bay (54 fathoms) with his 12th year at PF01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
    • Elliott Thomas and Brian Tarbox both return temps from Casco Bay Maine in 7 fathoms and 5 fathoms, respectively with warming happening at both.
    • Ricky Alley returns temps from Mid-Coast Maine (16 fathoms) with his 13th year at RA01 showing 2016 being almost as warm as 2012.
    • Alex Brown returns temps from Cape Cod Bay (10 fathoms) with his 16th year at AB01 noting his "worst season yet".
    • George Sprague returns temps from off Downeast Maine (10 fathoms) with his 12th year at GS01 noting "another good year".
    • John Chipman Sr returns 2015 temps (one year late) from Mid-Coast Maine (30 fathoms) with his 15th year at JC01.
    • Billy Anderson returns another time series from his shallow water (5-10 fathoms) site at BA04.
  • Temperatures from lobster larvae settlement traps (Wahle et al) are processed from:
    • Curtis Brown in Casco bay in 5, 15, and 24 fathoms
    • Norbert Lemieux off Cutler Maine in 10, 19, and 39 fathoms

Sep-Aug 2016

  • eMOLT Fall 2016 newsletter drafted
  • Proposal submitted in-house to work more closely with FSRS
  • New realtime temperature probe under development

Jul-Aug 2016

  • eMOLT metadata is now served through NOAA's InPort system

May-Jun 2016

  • Elliott Thomas returns bottom temperatures from Casco Bay (~13 meters) with his 14th year at ET01 showing a lot warmer Spring in 2016 relative to 2015.
  • Norbert Lemieux returns bottom temperatures from off Cutler Maine (~91 meters) with his 13th year at NL01.
  • Peter Flanigan returns bottom temperatures from off NH (~93 meters) with his 11th year at PF01.
  • Jim Tripp returns bottom temperatures from off mid-coast Maine (~111 meters) with his 11th year documenting his warmest spring yet..

Mar-Apr 2016

Jan-Feb 2016

Nov-Dec 2015

Sep-Oct 2015

  • Fall newsletter mailed out to participants
  • work continues on the realtime temperature front
  • in the meantime, old-style probes continue to return data:
    • Brian McLain, for example, returns his 14th year at "BM01" in 45 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine showing late spring to be colder than normal

May-Jun 2015

Mar-Apr 2015

  • Newsletter to participants mailed out with fresh 2015 temperature probes
  • Bobby Nudd returns a 14th year from at his site BN01 in the 20 fathoms off NH including catch rates.
  • Jim Tripp returns a "warm" start to 2015 from at his site JT04 in the deep 65 fathom site in the Gulf of Maine
  • David Johnson returns a "warm" start to 2015 but then the winter weather evidently penetrated to his 52 fathom site off S. Maine
  • Brian Cates returns his BC02 site in 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
  • Kathleen Reardon from Maine DMR returns ventless trap temperature records with help from:
  • Several participants attended eMOLT seminar at the 40th annual Maine Fishermen Forum

Jan-Feb 2015

Nov-Dec 2014

Oct 2014

Aug 2014

Jul 2014

May 2014

  • Peter Flanigan records another winter of bottom temps from 53 fathoms of NH
  • Elliot Thomas records another winter of bottom temps from 7 fathoms inside Casco Bay

Apr 2014

Mar 2014

Feb 2014

Jan 2014

Dec 2013

Oct-Nov 2013

  • 2013 temperature data continues to trickle in:
  • The Island Institute School Program start to return temperature data from both off the dock and offshore at:
    • North Haven Community School
    • Long Island School
    • Cliff Island School

Sep 2013

  • 2013 temperature data starts to trickle in:
    • Pat White documents periods of both warm (late-July) and cold (mid-August) in his shallow (7 fathom) site off York, Maine
    • Brian Tarbox continues to record both temperature and salinity at the mouth of Casco Bay in 1, 6, and 16 meters (~9 fathoms).
    • Kathleen Reardon (Maine DMR) returns time series at various ventless trap sites with help from Maine lobstermen:

Aug 2013

  • real-time temperature probe manufacturers learn from New England's lobstermen and promote their instrument at conferences in China and England

July 2013

Jun 2013

  • Greg Runge returns his 5th year of bottom temperature year from the Isle au Haut shallows (~6 meters) at both "GR01" and "GR02".
  • Bobby Martin returns more data from his "realtime" temperature probe in 13 fathom Stellwagen site with 3 more consecutive hauls on May 22nd, 28th, and 31st.
  • Pete Flanigan returns his 11th year of bottom temperature from off the NH coast in 54 fathoms at "PF01".
  • Article on the new wireless probes published in the NOAA Fisheries Navigator publication

May 2013

April 2013

  • temperature extracted from old probes:
    • Brian McLain shows 2013 starting out warm off mid-coast Maine
    • Therese Sauvageau shows another case of Mass Bay summer 2012 being relatively cool evidently due to extreme capping
    • Billy Lister also shows Mass Bay bottom waters in 2012 were relatively cool compared to other locations
    • Mark Wells shows more evidence of the 2012 warm summer off Casco Bay
    • John Peabody shows a warming event at 37 fathoms on the MAB in early November
  • New Bedford Scallopers join the effort to deploy drifters

March 2013

  • Sring 2013 newsletter for participants prepared for mailing with probes
  • Brian Cates returns his 12th year of bottom temperatures from 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
  • Lucas Chioffi returns his 8th year of bottom temperatures from 20 fathoms off Mohegan Island in Maine
  • Jon Williams begins returning bottom temperatures from 350 fathoms off the Mid-Atlantic shelf

February 2013

  • Brian McLain returns his 12th year of bottom temperatures from 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
  • Pete Begley returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 183 and 166 fathoms in the deep Gulf of Maine
  • Brian Tarbox returns another season of both temperature and salinity at surface and bottom at the mouth of Casco Bay
  • Clayton Philbrook returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 25 and 43 fathoms off Matinicus Maine
  • Marc Palombo returns another year of bottom temperatures from 105, 60, 35, 48, and 115 fathoms SW of Great South Channel.
  • Bobby Colbert's alert Captain Ernie Milward:
    • finds an unusual fish that turns out to have never been documented north of Cape Hatteras and it ends up in the Smithsonian museum!
    • again documents traps lifting off the bottom and relocating in other depths evidently during times of strong currents

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

  • Final report on model validation submitted to Northeast Consortium
  • Series of news stories referring to eMOLT and the drifter project, in particular, are released
  • 2012 temperature probes continue to trickle in documenting how warm it really was this year:
    • Pete Cheney returns 7th year of bottom temperatures from the Bay of Fundy deep (95 fathoms).
    • George Sprague returns 9th year of bottom temperatures from Downeast (10 fathoms).
    • Maine DMR Ventless Trap Program participants, under direction of Kathleen Reardon, return another year of bottom temperatures:
      • Marshall Spear, off Casco Bay, from 15 and 22 fathoms.
      • Mike Dawson, off mid-coast, from 9, 18, and 20 fathoms.
      • Nick Lemieux, off Cutler, from 11, 21, and 27 fathoms..
    • Alex Brown returns 12th year of highly variable bottom temperatures inside Cape Cod Bay (10 fathoms).
    • Jeff Alberts supplies the first evidence that temperatures MAY be returning to normal this fall off the backside of Cape Cod in both 13 and 17 fathoms.

September 2012

  • Northeast Fisheries Science Center post a "science spotlight" story of the warm conditions in 2012 with a reference to eMOLT
  • Bobby Ingalls finds a probe that was deployed downeast on his ventless trap in 10 fathoms in the fall of 2011 depicting the warm conditions compared to 2008

August 2012

July 2012

  • eMOLT participants Marc Palombo, Rob Connelly, and David Spencer mentioned in a scientific report on nature.com for providing both the initative and data for investigation
  • Dan Palance finishes is Hollings Scholar internship in Woods Hole working with participants such as John Melquist who provided lobster trap footage reduce here to 1.6 minutes.

June 2012

  • Billy Anderson out of Lubec ME records anomalously warm temps in 86 meter water
  • Bobby Ingalls out of Bucks Harbor ME records anomalously warm temps in 50 meter water
  • Bobby Colbert's captains deploy unmanned sailboats offshore to help Educational Passages attempt a transatlantic drift
  • Drifters deployed off Delaware take different path than tagged turtles
  • Dan Palance, a Holling Scholar Summer Student from Roger Williams College, arrives in Woods Hole to follow up on LobCam project

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

  • Billy Anderson returns another year of bottom temperatures from 42 fathoms off Lubec Maine
  • A two page eMOLT story submitted to the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence Networked Ocean World (COSEE-NOW)
  • Brian Mclain returns another year of bottom temperatures from both 45 and 40 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
  • David Johnson returns another year of bottom temperatures from 52 fathoms off Cape Elizabeth showing 2012 starting out very warm
  • Rob Connelly returns another year of bottom temperatures from 42 fathoms south of Martha's Vineyard showing "cold" summer followed by "warm" fall in 2011.
  • Skip Ryan returns another year of bottom temperatures from 7 fathoms off Boston Harbor
  • Billy Anderson returns another year of surface temperatures from 39 fathoms off Lubec Me
  • Brian Cates returns a few more years of bottom temperatures from 43 fathoms off Cutler Maine showing 2010 & 2011 being his warmest
  • Grant accepted for developing a digital compass to go with the current meters!
  • The first drifter deployment in 2012 is made by students at the Cantebury School for Florida Marine Studies.
  • Phase VII eMOLT Progress Report submitted to funding agency

February 2012

  • Bobby NuddJr returns another year of bottom temperatures and catch from 20 fathoms off NH showing 2012 starting out very warm
  • George Stover returns another summer/fall of bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms inside Casco Bay
  • Peter Flanigan returns another winter of bottom temperatures from 56 fathoms off NH
  • Lucas Chioffi returns two more bottom temperatures time series from 20 fathoms off Mohegan Island
  • First round of processing completed on 2011 current meter data with plots linked from the bottom-most table writeup.
  • Spring 2012 Newsletter mailed out to ~70 participants
  • Billy Lister returns another year of bottom temperature from 8 fathoms in Cape Cod Bay documenting warmest Oct on record there
  • More discussions with FSRS underway here.

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

  • Pat White returns his nineth bottom temperatures series from 7 fathoms off York, ME showing little effect from Irene.
  • Dave Casoni visits Woods Hole and brings 2011 temperature and current meter probes from Cape Cod Bay
  • Norbert Lemieux returns his twelveth bottom temperatures series from last year in 50 fathoms off Cutler, Maine
  • Alex Brown returns his 11th year of the most variable bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms inside the P'town hook.

October 2011

  • George Sprague returns his eighth summer time bottom temperatures from 10 fathoms off Machias, Maine
  • Peter Flanigan returns his first summer time bottom temperatures from 55 fathoms off NH
  • Maine DMR ventless program's Kathleen Reardon returns temperature time series data with help from:
    • John Drouin at 9, 17, and 21 fathoms Downeast Maine
    • Marshall Spear 6, 27, and 18 fathoms off Cape Elizabeth Maine
    • Mike Dawson at 10 and 13 fathoms off Mid-Coast Maine

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

  • Bobby Ingalls returns bottom temperature series from a new site "BI04" in 29 fathoms off Jonesport, Maine

June 2011

  • Pat White returns his first winter time temperature series off York Maine in 7 fathoms
  • Billy Anderson returns his 26th time series off Lubec Maine in 42 fathoms showing 2011 starting out on the warm side of normal.
  • Peter Flanigan returns another temperature series off NH in 57 fathoms

May 2011

  • Canada's FSRS participant, William Bond, returns another interesting time series of bottom water temperature from 51 fathoms.
  • John Drouin's bottom water temperature in 10, 16, and 28 fathoms Downeast all depict 2010 relatively warm.
  • Peter Cheney's bottom water temperature in 95 fathoms Grand Manan Basin showing 2010 relatively warm like 2006.
  • Billy Anderson's bottom water temperature off Lubec showing 2011 coming back to near normal in Apr/May period.

Apr 2011

  • Marc Palombo continues to document the COOLING that occurs from Jan through Jun at 130 fathoms near GB canyons
  • Both Bobby Nudd and Therese Sauvageau return another season of catch data along with their temperature records.
  • Billy Anderson continues to submit surface water temperature off Lubec showing 2011 being his warmest.
  • Temperature probes are prepared to send out for the 2011 season along with a eMOLT newsletter.
  • Marc Palombo continues to submit bottom water temperatures from locations near Oceanographers Canyon.

Mar 2011

Feb 2011

  • Bottom Temperature:
    • Chris Moore returns data from Jack Merrill's old site in 60 fathoms off Mt Desert
    • John Peabody returns data from both 44 fathoms and 82 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf
    • Pete Begley returns data from both 184 fathoms and 167 fathoms in mid-Gulf of Maine depicting warming deep water in the last few years
    • Mark Wells returns late 2010 temperature from "MW01" and "MW03" both in 23 fathoms off mid-coast of Maine
    • Owen Nichols, SMAST student, returns several 2007 and 2008 temperature and depth time series from the fish weirs in Nantucket Sound
    • David Jonhson returns his 11th year from 52 Fathoms off Casco Bay depicting a relatively warm fall
    • Jon Carter returns a time series from "CJ03", a new site in 34 fathoms off Mt Dessert, Maine.
  • Most of the Fall 2010 current meters records have now been processed and providing interesting results!

January 2011

December 2010

  • Temperature probes returned:
    • Arnie Gamage submits his 10th year off mid-coast Maine both at the surface and bottom
    • Peter Flanigan submits the beginning of his 7th winter off NH coast in 57 fathoms
    • Brian Mclain submits his 9th year off mid-coast Maine in both 45 fathoms and 40 fathoms
    • Ricky Alley submits his 7th year off Isleford Maine in 16 fathoms
    • Bruce Fernald submits his 7th year off Cranberry Island Maine in 30 fathoms (not as warm as 2006)
    • Thersese Sauvageau submits her 8th dataset from 15 fathoms off Beverly MA
    • Walter Day submits his 7th year off Vinalhaven Maine in 31 fathoms
    • Mike Faulkingham submits his 6th year off Winter Harbor Maine in 30 fathoms
    • Dave Casoni visits Woods Hole and submits data from a new 10 fathom site in Cape Cod Bay after having several years at 6 fathoms
    • Bill Doherty submits his 10th year outside Boston Harbor 10 fathoms and captured the turnover event
    • Phil Mason retires from eMOLT after several years at multiple sites
    • Kevin Squires (FSRS) records some extreme variation in 14 fathoms off Cape Breton
    • Rob Connelly also records some extreme variation at both 45 fathoms and 42 fathoms on the Southern New England Shelf
    • Sooky Sawyer returns to 29 fathoms off Gloucester after a 3 year hiatus

November 2010

  • eMOLT Newsletter mailed out in early December reminding active participants to mail in their probes and inviting them to get together in March 2011
  • Elliott Thomas continues to submit bottom temperature year-round at two sites (7 fa and 12 fa) off Portland Maine documenting 2010 being often warmest.
  • Billy Anderson continues to submit new surface and bottom data with each season at three sites (39, 42 and 47 fa) off Lubec Maine documenting 2010 being his warmest.

October 2010

  • Jeff Alberts documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) with peculiar 3-4 day oscillations on the oceanside of Cape Cod (Orleans, MA) in 17 fathoms.
  • Billy Souza documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) and then warm after the August northeaster on the oceanside of Cape Cod (Truro, MA) in 15 fathoms. He also recorded currents for a few weeks in October.
  • George Sprague documents 2010 as being his warmest year off Bucks Harbor Maine in 10 fathoms.
  • Alex Brown documents 2010 bottom temp as being cold in the summer (capped) and then warm after the August northeaster in Cape Cod Bay 10 fathoms and showed his highest catch just after the storm.
  • Pat White documents 2010 bottom temp as being warm especially after the August northeaster off York, Maine 7 fathoms. He also returned the first current meter data from the Fall 2010 deployment documenting a storm event that apparently flipped his trap.

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

  • Billy Anderson returns one of the warmest springtimes yet from his observations from 42 fathom and 39 fathom bottom-temperature off Lubec Maine

May 2010

Apr 2010

Mar 2010

  • Arnie Gamage records both surface and bottom off mid-coast Maine in 22 fathoms
  • Pat White records a warm year (in general) off York Maine in 7 fathoms
  • USCG Vessel Ida Lewis records temperatures off PTown in 20 fathoms on their navigation buoy 13265
  • Ricky Alley records a cold start, warm summer, and cold fall in 16 fathoms off mid-coast Maine in 2009
  • Bobby Martin records a colder than normal year (pending further documentation) on Stellwagen Bank (at RM02 in 12 fathoms) and keeps a probe in deep (35 fathoms) water all summer at site RM03
  • Rob Connelly records another year on the Southern New England Shelf (at OC01 in 42 fathoms)
  • Lucas Chioffi records another year of Wintertime bottom temps in 20 fathoms off Monhegan Island Maine
  • Brian McClain returns 7th year of data from 45 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
  • Peter Flanigan returns 4th year of data from 54 fathoms off NH

Feb 2010

  • Skip Ryan from the Mass Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 8 fathoms off Boston Harbor and documents more large tidal variations.
  • Bobby Ingalls from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports 8th year of temperatures from 31 fathoms off Boston Harbor off Machias.
  • Pete Cheney reports 4th year of temperatures from 94 fathoms off Grand Manan, Nova Scotia.

Jan 2010

  • Brian McLain from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 40 fathoms off mid-coast Maine and submits catch data
  • George Stover from the Maine Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 10 fathoms in Casco Bay documenting a cooling event in mid-July
  • Mike Marachetti from the Rhode Island Lobstermen Association reports temperatures from 24 fathoms on the Southern NE Shelf
  • Clayton Philbrook reports temperatures from the Gulf of Maine deep at both (79 meters) and (25 meters)
  • Jim Tripp reports temperatures from the Gulf of Maine deeper (115 meters)
  • Kevin Squires reports temperatures from the northern tip of Nova Scotia where they apparently have some large variations.
  • Billy Lister documents big tidal variations in 8 fathoms off Barnstable Harbor in Cape Cod Bay
  • Brian Cates returns 9th year of temperature from 45 fathoms off Cutler Maine
  • Norbert Lemieux returns 9th year of temperature from 50 fathoms off downeast Maine
  • Arnie Gamage returns 9th year of temperature from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine
  • John Peapody returns temperature from 53 fathoms west of Hudson Canyon
  • Alex Brown returns 9th year of temperature from 8 fathoms off Ptown MA and continues to provide good catch data.
  • Kurt Martin returns 4th year oftemperature from 9 fathoms off Chatham MA
  • Ross Richardson and his son Perry returns 3rd year oftemperature from 28 fathoms off east coast of Nova Scotia

Dec 2009

  • Billy Souza returns nineth year of temperature from 15 fathoms off Truro MA also documenting the unusual warming events in late June and July.
  • Mike Faulkingham returns fifth year of temperature from 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor and fall recordings from 40 fathoms
  • Kenny Weeks takes over for Kurt Oehme in 21 fathoms in Mass Bay documenting the unusual warming events especially in late June.
  • Bill Doherty returns another year of temperature from 10 fathoms off Boston Harbor also documenting the unusual warming events in late June, July, and September.
  • Therese Sauvageau returns another year of catch data from the North Shore in 8 fathoms supporting the notion of peaks AFTER that in temperature
  • John MelquistSr returns another year of catch data from off Matinicus in 27 fathoms supporting the notion of peaks BEFORE that in temperature
  • Bruce Fernald returns another year of temperatures from 30 fathoms Mt Desert Maine
  • Mark Wells returns another year of temperatures from two locations in 23 fathoms off Casco Bay
  • Dick Carver returns another year of temperatures from 8 fathoms off Pen Bay
  • Brad Parady returns another year of temperatures from 9 fathoms off Southern Maine
  • Ernie Pierce returns another year of temperatures from the shallows (1.5 fathoms) of Jordon Bay, Nova Scotia where there is big tides

Nov 2009

Oct 2009

Sept 2009

August 2009

July 2009

  • Billy Anderson documents warm waters in late June relative to his previous 10 years at 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine.
  • Lucas Chioffi returns 4th year of data from the off Mohegan Island, Maine in 20 fathoms of water.
  • Pete Cheney returns third year of data from the deep (95 fathom) waters of the Bay of Fundy.

June 2009

  • Billy Anderson continues to return both surface and bottom temperature from the big tides off Lubec Maine. He has documented 2009 as being cold to start but returning to normal by mid-year..

May 2009

  • Peter Flanigan adds more wintertime observations to his bottom temperature series in 54 Fathoms (~99 meters) off NH coast.
  • Elliott Thomas adds wintertime observations to his Casco Bay bottom temperature series
  • Bobby Martin visits Woods Hole and brings a couple temperature probes from Mass Bay deep water
  • Therese Sauvagneau returns her 9th bottom temperature series off the north shore of Boston and continues to document associated hauls (ie catch)
  • Bobby NuddJr off the coast of NH now has documented temperature vs lobster kept, vs lobster shorts, and vs # of eggers.

Apr 2009

  • Mish Michaels produces a short segment on eMOLT for WBZ news (28 Apr).
  • Bobby Nudd documents NH waters (120 feet) being fairly "normal" temperatures so far this year relative to his 8 years at that location.
  • Package mailed out to all participants with newsletter and reinitialized temperature probes (where needed)
  • Grant Edme, UMASS Boston student/lobsterman, submits his school project data (30,60, and 90 feet off Boston Harbor entrance) to eMOLT archive
  • Hank Soule et al from Shafmaster group document another relatively cold year in the very deep (>1000 feet) water of the Gulf of Maine
  • Skip O'leary now has both surface and bottom temp records from 7 locations off Rhode Island
  • Arnie Gamage now has both surface and bottom temp records from 8 years off mid-coast Maine
  • eMOLT main webpage gets its first renovation since it was first posted years ago thanks to Cape Cod Community College computer science student, Tanya Stoyanova
  • Lucas Chioffi returns more bottom temperature data from off Mohegan Island in 20 fathoms.
  • Norbert Lemieux documents relatively cold bottom temperatures from off Cutler Maine in 50 Fathoms.

Mar 2009

Feb 2009

  • Mike Marchetti from Rhode Island Lobstermen Association returns his 4th year from the Southern New england Shelf (24 fathoms)
  • Ralph Backman from the Downeast Lobstermen Association returns his 5th year from the deep (50 fathoms) off Jonesport Maine
  • Clayton Philbrook from the Maine Lobstermen Association returns his 4th year from the deep (43 fathoms) off Matinicus Maine and his 1st year from 25 fathoms where is is warmer in summer and colder in late fall.
  • Temperature probes downloaded at the Mass Lobstermen Weekend:
    • Skip Ryan returns another series from outside Boston Harbor documenting big tides.
    • Phil Mason continues to return series from multiple sites in Mass Bay
    • Pete Mason also returns data from deep Mass Bay

Jan 2009

  • Marc Palombo has now recorded temperature series at 38 different locations
  • Brad Parady documents more mysterious temperature oscillations off Kittery, Maine
  • Bob Marcella documents more large variations off Hull Mass
  • John Peabody documents more from the 80+ fathoms off the Southern New England Shelf
  • Jim Tripp continuous temperature series from the entire year 63 fathoms off Matinicus Island, Maine with another series of lunar cycle variations in temperature
  • Jon Carter now has 7 years of temperature from 25 fathoms off Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Lucas Chioffi now has temperature series from the entire year 20 fathoms off Monhegan Island, Maine
  • Billy Lister documents a very warm September in 8 fathoms off Barnstable MA
  • Billy Sousa provides another example of 2008 being cold in June and warm in August 15 fathoms off Ptown
  • Paul Bennett returns more temperature vs depth data from the deep (167 fathoms) off Veatches Canyon
  • Billy Anderson returns yet more data from 47 fathoms off Lubec Maine
  • Jay Smith documents 32 fathoms off mid-coast Maine as fairly normal in 2008.
  • Bruce Fernald documents 30 fathoms off Isleford ME as fairly normal in 2008 as well.
  • Bobby Ingalls documents 11 fathoms off Beals ME for the GOMLF ventless traps project.
  • Jason Day needed to be processed at VEMCO
  • Ross Richardson needed to be processed at ONSET

22 Dec 2008

20 Dec 2008

13 Dec 2008

11 Dec 2008

8 Dec 2008

4 Dec 2008

1 Dec 2008

  • Mike Faulkingham documents 2008 being the warmest yet (relative to 2004, 5, and 7) at 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor, Maine.
  • Cecil Cashin documents NE Nova Scotian waters (45N,61W) as being colder in 2008 than 2007. The temperature records at IC01 document a daily oscillation in temperature despite there being a semi-daily tidal height change.
  • Elliott Thomas documents Casco Bay waters as being warm in 2008 and particularly in early summer.

22-26 Nov 2008

17 Nov 2008

  • The 2008 experimental bottom current series are, in general, looking good. Post -processing is underway and final results will be presented at the forums this winter.
  • The 2008 bottom temperature series start to trickle in:
    • Pat White returns his 5th year from off York Maine showing 2008 being relatively warm.
    • Elliot Thomas returns his 6th year from Casco Bay showing 2008 being relatively warm.

12 Nov 2008

  • Dave Casoni documents summer 2008 bottom-temperature in 6 fathoms Cape Cod Bay being several degrees warmer than previous years. Another look is posted here.
  • eMOLT bottom current meters start returning data, results forth coming ...

27 Oct 2008

  • John Chipman returns his 8th year of temperature documenting 2008 as being on the warmer side of the average year at 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine

16 Oct 2008

  • The Fall 2008 eMOLT newsletter highlights early 2008 temperature, 2008 drifter results, and the pilot study on bottom current measurements.

1 Oct 2008

  • Bobby Nudd's temperature record from off NH (20 Fathoms) shows 2008 beginning as the coldest and now being the warmest. His catch appears to fall while temperatures remain relatively constant from year to year.

25 Sept 2008

24 Sept 2008

  • The first extensive deployment of the experimental "SeaHorse Current Meters" is now underway with 10 eMOLT participants involved.

26 August 2008

  • Mass DMF submits more temperature series from their longterm monitoring sites. Data are merged with eMOLT database and plotted here.
  • Billy Anderson submits yet another temperature series from the surface buoy at his 42 fathom site. This shows early August 2008 some of the warmest surface water he has observed in 8 years.

6 August 2008

25 July 2008

14 July 2008

30 June 2008

  • Two temperature series are returned from early 2008:
    • David Johnson returns a record from 52 fathoms off Portland Maine documenting 2008 being fairly warm this past month but not as warm as 2002.
    • Therese Sauvageau returns a record from 15 fathoms off Beverly Mass documenting 2008 being fairly "normal".

18 June 2008

  • Bobby Ingalls (in 31 Fathoms off Jonesport Maine) returns another year of temperature showing early 2008 now being on the warmer side of the mean.

4 June 2008

  • A few more temperature series are extracted from 2007 and 2008 probes
    • Billy Anderson returns 7th year of temperature from off Lubec Maine depicting early 2008 as being slightly warmer than normal this spring
    • Ben Haskell (SBNMS) returns a series from the wreck of Jossephine Marie in 100' of Stellwagen Bank water documenting the gradual increase of both temperature and temperature variability in the Apr-May period. He also returned the first offshore observations from new tilt current meter!!
    • Brad Parady's 2007 series from 5 fathoms off Southern Maine shows the same warming event happening each year in October
    • Walter Day returns another year of temperature from his ventless trap site off Vinalhaven, Maine

10 May 2008

8 May 2008

  • Dave Casoni returns early 2008 temperature data from 6 fathoms off Sandwich Mass depicting a mysterious warming event in early September 2007

16 April 2008

1 April 2008

  • Batch of temperature probes mailed out to participants

31 March 2008

  • Rob Connelly returns another year of temperature from south of Martha's Vinyard in 42 fathoms
  • Jay Smith returns fourth time series from 38 fathoms off Nobleboro, Maine showing 2007 ending up being cold relative to other years

21 March 2008

  • Brad Parady returns another year of ventless trap temperature from off of Kittery Maine demonstrating 10 degF tides at times
  • Peter Flanigan returns another year of deep (54 fathom) temperature from off NH

13 March 2008

  • eMOLT Phase VI: Bottom Currents funded
  • Billy Lister returns his second year from 8 fathoms outside Barnstable Harbor and again documents a cold July relative to June

3 March 2008

  • Norbert Lemieux returns more temperature records from 50 fathom water off Cutler where, again, 2007 started out the warmest and ended up the coldest in eMOLT years.

12 Feb 2008

  • Brian Tarbox returns his third season of temperatures from inside Casco Bay in 5 fathoms
  • Norbert Lemeiux returns another year from 50 fathoms way downeast off Cutler

5 Feb 2008

29 Jan 2008

  • Rhode Island Lobstermens Association's Mike Marchetti returns his third year of temperature data from 24 fathoms off Southern New England
  • Mt. Desert Island high school student, Brett Mitchell, returns his first temperature record

15 Jan 2008

  • Marc Palombo continues to contribute more temperature time series than any other participant having occupied 36 different locations along the southern flank of the Great South Channel in a variety of depths

10 Jan 2008

8 Jan 2008

2-7 Jan 2008

  • More temperature probes arrive after the New Year...
    • Mark Wells returns his fourth year from 23 fathoms off Casco Bay along with good catch records.
    • Kurt Martin returns another year from Chatham Buoy Ledge off Cape Cod
    • Arnie Gamage continues his series from both surface and bottom off mid-coast Maine documenting changes in thermal straification
    • Bobby Marcella returns a good series from outside Boston Harbor
    • Kurt Oehme continues his year-round monitoring of 21 fathoms in Mass Bay
    • Lucas Chioffi returns another year from 20 fths off Mohegan Island
    • Dan Miller returns another year from 9 fths off Tenants Harbor
    • George Sprague returns another year from 10 fths downeast
    • John Peapody returns to his Southern New England sites in 40+fathoms
    • William Bond returns a very interesting time series from 51 fathoms off Cape Breton
    • Clayton Philbrook further documents a cold year in the deep (43 fths) Gulf of Maine fths off Metinicus

21 Dec 2007

17 Dec 2007

  • A few more temeprature probes arrive from the field...

14 Dec 2007

  • Nick Jenkins and his Shafmaster crew returns two temperature probes from the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine showing 2007 being, by far, the coldest they have observed there in several years. This holds for both"JS02" in 181 fathoms and "JS06" in 158 fathoms.

10 Dec 2007

  • Proposals finalized for 2008 submitted to NEC
    • eMOLT Phase VI to record bottom currents in 2008
    • Lobster settlement in Casco Bay
  • More temperature probes trickle in...
    • Bruce Fernald confirms the observation of 2007 being "normal" (in 30 fathoms off Mt Desert Island)
    • Mike Dassatt documents the presence of 6 degF tidal osciallations (in Penobscot Bay)

2 Dec 2007

24 Nov 2007

  • Jon Carter further documents the "normal" temperatures of 2007 relative to his previous six years off Mt. Desert Island
  • Paul Bennett continues to return good pressure (ie depth) records from his moving site on the Southern New England shelf edge.

20 Nov 2007

  • Billy Anderson continues to submit good data from off Lubec, Maine (this time in 42 fathoms). With seven years of data at this site. we see that the last few winters (2006 and 2007) have been the warmest.
  • The Fall 2007 eMOLT Newsletter mailed out to participants.

1 Nov 2007

22 Oct 2007

  • Alex Brown returns seventh year of temperature observations from inside P-town further documenting the a) intense variability and b) the cool summers relative to spring and fall.

9 Oct 2007

  • Analysis of GoMLF ventless traps temperature vs catch underway. While Dave Casoni's record shows, for example, decreasing catch w/decreasing temperature in the late fall 2005 and increasing catch with increasing temperatures in summer 2006, a lot more needs to be done to derive a statistically significant relationship in general.

11 Sep 2007

10 Sep 2007

13 Aug 2007

  • Kurt Martin's found a long-missing temperature probe off the backside of Chatham in 9 fathoms. The fall 2006 data from 21 fathoms show some interesting oscillations possibly related to the lunar cycles.

2 Aug 2007

  • Billy Anderson's temperature from his 42 fathom site (off Cutler Maine) shows 2007 starting out warm and then having a cold spring relative to the previous 6 years there

31 July 2007

20 July 2007

2 July 2007

25 June 2007

13 June 2007

  • Phil Mason documents a late-warming of Mass Bay bottom water in mid-May 2007 compared to previous years at this site.

8 June 2007

  • Experiments by Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Shale Rosen depicts both tidal and surface-wave variability with a Lotek pressure sensor/probe he borrowed.

7 June 2007

  • Brian Tarbox returns pressure sensor data that documents the fathom rise of Casco Bay during the April 30th storm. His corresponding temperature record documents a drop in the tidal variation due to complete mixing during that storm.
  • Bob Baines and Peter Flanigan also return pressure sensor records documenting the water depth variation over the period of their respective temperature records.

4 June 2007

  • Bobby Ingalls documents 2007 starting out being the warmest and then, in the matter of a few months, becoming the coldest
  • Billy Anderson continues to submit temperature records from multiple sites and multiple depths
  • Bob Baines documents the cold spring of 2007 (similar to 2004)

10 May 2007

  • 2007 drifter season underway thanks to more SMCC students building drifters for various science programs

3 April 2007

  • Peter Flanigan returns another winter-time temperature record from 54 fathoms off the coast of New Hampshire documenting 2007 being 4 degF warmer than it was a few years ago at that spot.

27 March 2007

  • Billy Lister returns an interesting temperature record from 7 fathoms just outside Barnstable Harbor

13 March 2007

8 March 2007

27 Feb 2007

21 Feb 2007

  • Brad Parady adds an interesting temperature record from off Kittery Maine documenting the recent cooling period
  • Mike OConner returns his third year of data from Mass Bay including another dramatic fall "overturn" event in early October
  • Now becoming clear that these fall "overturn" events are felt all along the coast as far north as Halifax Nova Scotia

13 Feb 2007

  • Ice bath calibration check performed on 48 probes documents one bad probe but otherwise reasonable results. Maximum deviation from the mean temperature were less than 0.3 degC at the lower end of the probes functioning range.
  • Haul counts (ie Lobster Catch) documented in 2006 now entered in the eMOLT database include those from:
  • Two more 2006 temperature records arrive for processing:

8 Feb 2007

  • Mass DMF contributes multiple years of bi-hourly bottom temperature from multiple sites in Mass Bay and Buzzards Bay (thanks to Julie Barber, Bob Glenn, and Tracy Pugh)

5 Feb 2007

  • Sooky Sawyer's temperature from 30 fathom in Mass Bay documents the warmer than normal late fall period of 2006
  • Woods Hole dockside temperatures now back to normal after 2-3 weeks of cold
  • Dan Miller, out of Tenant's Harbor, documents 2006 being much warmer than his previous deployment in 2004

31 Jan 2007

  • A few more temperature records trickle in...
    • Paul Bennett returns a few more temperature and depth records from the edge of the New Jersey shelf
    • Brian Cates returns fifth year from Grand Manan Banks
    • Norbert Lemieux's record supports the general results of 2006 being as warm as 2002.
    • Walter Day record being extracted by ONSET manufacturer
  • eMOLT participant's meeting in Portsmouth well attended

16-25 Jan 2007

11 Jan 2007

  • Paul Bennett returns another pair of temperature records from south of Martha's Vinyard in ~85 (PB02) and ~150 (PB01) fathoms documenting a couple of Gulf Stream ring passings

3-5 Jan 2007

  • Another batch of 2006 temperature probes arrives for downloading
    • Rob Connelly returns an interesting temperature record from 42 fathoms south of Martha's Vinyard
    • Arnie Gamage returns another set of surface and bottom temperature records from 22 fathoms off mid-coast Maine!!
    • Mark Wells returns another temperature series from 23 fathoms
    • Therese Savaugeau returns another temperature series from 8 fathoms off Beverly with an interesting warmup in September
    • Kurt Oehme continues his six year series at 21 fathoms in Mass Bay

28 Dec 2006

24 Dec 2006

  • Nova Scotian (FSRS) lobstermen now contributing to eMOLT temperature dataset both doumenting effects of storms on ~ 1 September and 15 October:

21 Dec 2006

  • Pete Mason returns another year of temperature from "37 fathoms" in Mass Bay but completed documentation awaits.
  • George Stover returns another year of temperature from "10 fathoms" off Freeport Maine.
  • Bruce Fernald returns another year of temperature from "30 fathoms" off Isleford Maine but completed documentation awaits.

19 Dec 2006

  • John Chipman returns another year of temperature from 30 fathoms off Birch Harbor Maine documenting by far the warmest year yet at that location..

15 Dec 2006

  • Mark Wells returns another year of temperature from 23 fathoms off mid-coast Maine including good record of water depth documenting the ~1-2 fathom tide there.

13 Dec 2006

11 Dec 2006

  • Our Canadian colleagues at FSRS report having temperature and depth (ie LOTEK) data in the mail to us from several Nova Scotian sites
  • Mike Dassatt, DELA president, is back fishing ... returns another temperature record from 22 fathoms inside Penobscot Bay

3 Dec 2006

30 Nov 2006

  • Maine Lobstermen begin to return 2006 temperature probes:
  • Erin preparing to send participants invitation to 26 Jan eMOLT gathering... save that date

27 Nov 2006

  • Oscar "Bill" Look begins to fill the data void south of Machias Bay.
  • Bobby Colbert returns an old, apparently-exhausted probe from 140 fathoms

3 Nov 2006

  • David Kandrick documents:
  • Another drifter (#66464) gets entrained in the cold core ring on the ocean side of the Gulf Stream

24 Oct 2006

18 Oct 2006

  • Jeff Alberts documents 2006 being his warmest year yet at 14 fathoms off the backside of Cape Cod
  • Drifter 66201 gets caught in a cold core ring

25 Sep 2006

  • Draft of Fall eMOLT Update posted

5 Sep 2006

23 Aug 2006

  • Northeast Consortium funds eMOLT Phase V: Realtime Temperature

17 Aug 2006

15 Aug 2006

  • The ONSET tidbit probe deployed by Peter Cheney recorded 0.75 degF higher than his LOTEK probe deployed alongside it. His average temperature change with depth change was -0.036/fathom.

12 Aug 2006

5 Aug 2006

28 June 2006

23 June 2006

  • except for some of the data access applications, emolt.org is back!!
  • Few more Maine Lobstermen return temperature series
    • Bob Baines returns his another year from Mid-coast Maine at from 90 meters
    • Ray Gilliam returns his another year from south-coast Maine at from 26 meters
    • Lucas Chioffi returns his his first record from off Mohegan Island at from 40 meters

13 June 2006

31 May 2006

26 May 2006

  • Major website revision to conform w/NOAA standards after a few weeks of being down
  • More eMOLT drifters deployed by other researchers in 2006

13 April 2006

10 April 2006

  • SMCC students Paul and Wendy deliver on new drifters for 2006 HAB studies

3 April 2006

22 March 2006

16 March 2006

  • More Maine Lobstermen Association 2005 temperature records trickle in...

13 March 2006

6 March 2006

  • More Maine Lobstermen Association participants return temperature probes while attending the  Maine Fish Forum

1 March 2006

27 Feb 2006

  • Downeast Lobstermen return first batch of 2005 temperature records
    • Nick Lemieux submits 3rd year at 40 fathoms "BL01" off Cutler
    • Jeremy Cates submits 3rd year at 50 fathoms "CC01" off Cutler
    • Mike Faulkingham submits another year from 30 fathoms off Winter Harbor
    • Norbert Lemieux
    • Walter Day
    • Brian Cates

6-21 Feb 2006

26-27 Jan 2006

  • Maine Lobstermen Association returns some temperature records from 2005
    • Pat White now has a few years at his ventless trap site in 7 fathoms off Southern Maine
    • Brian Tarbox also has a few years in even more shallow water at 4 fathoms where he documented a big change pre and post-storm
    • George Sprague now has a few years at his ventless trap site in 10 fathoms off Jonesport area showing 2005 being warmer than 2004
    • George Stover submits his first record  from Casco Bay area
    • Billy Anderson now has several years off Lubec on both surface and bottom waters showing 2005 a bit warmer (relative to 2003 & 2004)
    • Jason Day submits his first record  from off Vinalhaven
  • Mass Lobstermen Association returns some more temperature records from 2005
    • Dave Casoni submits record from his ventless trap
    • DJ Davis submits record from his ventless trap
    • Skip Ryan returns another record from SR08 in 7 fathoms outside Boston Harbor
    • Bobby Martin returns third year at "RM04" providing yet another documentation of the dramatic turnover
    • Pete Mason returns another record from early in 2005 in deeper than usual water

19 Jan 2006

16 Jan 2006

  • Marc Palombo contributes several more temperature records from a variety of sites (TA26-32) in the vicinity of Hydrographer's Canyon.
  • First draft of the "Final Report on eMOLT Phase IV: Drifters"  posted for administrators review under "Updates/Reports" page
  • To see the distribution of eMOLT temperature data in terms of depth zones, #days/site, and #years/site, click here.

9 Jan 2006

  • Submitted 5-paragraph eMOLT summary to NEC for their "public document" to be published in 2006
  • Dave Casoni delivers yet a few more Mass Lobstermen 2005 temperature probes to Woods Hole
    • Therese Sauvageau out of Beverly Mass returns another year from TS02 documenting actually warmer 2005 relative to 2004 in this shallow (8 fathom) water. A temperature front was located at site "TS02" in early October 2005 such that temperature variations of several degrees farenheight were observed with each tide while it was not present later that month. Click here to see.
    • Skip Ryan returns data (waiting for documentation).

4 Jan 2006

  • More Mass Lobstermen 2005 temperature records arrive
    • Mike O'Conner returns another record from Mass Bay documenting a dramatic "turnover" event in late September 2004
  • We are still working on the development of realtime probes. See, for example, the write-up in the ADC press releases in Sep 2005 and  Ithaca Journal in Oct 2005.

20 Dec 2005

16 Dec 2005

8 Dec 2005

  • Mass Lobstermen start returning 2005 temperature data:
    • Dave Kandrick's  5th year shows a) coldest late-summer yet and then b) dramatic turnover event (later than most years) in mid-October
    • Alex Brown's 5th year also shows coldest late-summer compared to all years
    • Phil Mason's probe busted but data may still be retreived (see 4 Jan 2006)
    • Billy Souza
    • Bill Doherty (see 4 Jan 2006)
    • Mike O'Conner
  • Woods Hole Harbor temperature in 2004 & 2005 compared w/historical records

16 Nov 2005

  • Maine Lobstermen, Elliott Thomas, returns third year of temperature records from both ET01 (7 fathoms) and ET02 (12 fathoms) in Casco Bay
    • He also conducted an experiment to test the temperature difference between the top and bottom of trap which resulted in insignificant values (<0.001 degF mean difference).
  • Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman, Paul Bennett, returns more temperature records from variable shelf-edge depth zones

14 Nov 2005

  • Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman, David Spencer, returns his third year of temperature records from DS01 from deep shelf-edge (>300 meters) site.

9 Nov 2005

  • Mary Worden (Univ. of Virgina) paper "Temperature dependence of cardiac performance in the lobster Homarus americanus" is accepted to the  Journal of Experimental Biology using eMOLT data as example of the temperature ranges the animal is exposed to in the wild
5 Nov 2005
3 Nov 2005
  • Jeff Alberts, an outer-cape lobsterman, documents 2005 being a few degrees colder than previous two years at 13-14 fathoms. He also documents a few degrees warmer water in his new 100 foot site "JA02" relative to his 80 foot standard site "JA01".
28 Oct 2005
  • eMOLT poster presented at the Annual Northeast Consortium meeting in Portsmouth NH on 27 Oct 2005 available in powerpoint format here.
  • Draft eMOLT newsletter to be mailed in the next few weeks in Word Document format posted here. Comments welcome.
17 Oct 2005
  • Lew Incze's drifters with temperature probes installed on both surface PVC-housing  and subsurface drogue reveal interesting variability in the later (ie more varibility at 5m relative to 1m).
4 Oct 2005
15 Sept 2005
12 Sept 2005
  • Phil Dziezyk recovers a Cutler-deployed drifter (#49474) from the Swans Island dump!
23 Aug 2005
  • ADC inc is awarded "phase II" grant to continue work on "realtime" temperature probe!
29 July 2005
  • Coastal Response Research Center rejects our planning letter ... alternative 2006-funding search continues
27 July 2005
3 July 2005

24 June 2005
26 May 2005
  • Downeast lobsterman Mike Faulkingham returns a temperature record from 28 fathoms in Frenchman's Bay
  • The 2005 Harmful Algal Bloom drifter study is now in animated form. Download and view with "Quicktime-like" viewers

20-23 May 2005
17 May 2005
  • Planning letter to NEC proposing "Model Validation" is rejected
13 May 2005
27 Apr 2005
20 Apr 2005
  • First telemetered temperatures recorded from Woods Hole Harbor!!!
  • First 9 meter drogue built by SMCC for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute!!!
16 Apr 2005
11 Apr 2005
31 Mar 2005
27 Mar 2005
22 Mar 2005
17 Mar 2005
9 Mar 2005
8 Mar 2005
28 Feb 2005
  • Prototype testing:
    • the realtime temperature probe 1st prototype has been tested  (thanks to MaLA's John Carver and Phil Mason) but needs to go back to drawing board
    • the first eMOLT drifter "drogue" 1st prototype is being assembled this week and will be put in the water next week or two
22 Feb 2005
14 Feb 2005
  • Maine Lobstermen Association's 2004 temperature data arrives
    • summary plot of three+ year series updated
    • Arnie Gamage returns another
    • Bobby Ingalls returns another record from way downeast at both:
    • Jon Carter returns more records from
    • Bruce Fernald returns another record from BF01
    • Mark Wells returns a record from
    • Bob Baines returns another record from TH01 in 45 fa
    • Brian Tarbox returns first records from
    • David Johnson returns more from
      • DJ01 in 52 fa providing nearly 4 full years of record
      • DJ03 in 8 fa
    • Dan Miller returns his ventless trap temperatures at DM03
    • other Ventless Trap Project participants submit temperature data:
      • Ben Doliber returns first record from his ventless trap site DB01
      • Pat White returns data from PW01 at 7 fathoms
      • Ricky Alley returns a record from RA01 at 16 fathoms
      • Sean Folger returns a record from SF01 at 17 fathoms
      • Woody Post returns a record from WP01 at 10 fathoms
8 Feb 2005
  • MaLA's Sooky Sawyer returns another year at "MC02" off Gloucester where 2004 was slightly warmer than 2003
  • Marc Palombo's
    •  records from "TA24" and "TA25" capture big 5 degC tidal oscillation in depths > 220 meters!
    • records from TA15 now has the most years of any eMOLT series including parts of 2000-2005
  • Rob Connelly returns spring and summer seasons of temperature data from 42 fathoms on S. New England Shelf
1 Feb 2005
28 Jan 2005
21 Jan 2005
  • Bobby Martin returns his 4th year of temperature records at his wintertime deep site "RM03"
11 Jan 2005
4 Jan 2005
  • Billy Anderson's surface and deep 2004 temperature records at BA01 off Lubec Maine are processed & compared to other years .  Near-surface records provide good evidence of  slight  stratification at some times of the year even in this tidally active region!
23 Dec 2004
18 Dec 2004
  • More Mass Lobstermen submit data
10 Dec 2004
  • CICEET planning letter turned down
2 Dec 2004
22 Nov 2004
15 Nov 2004
12 Nov 2004
  • planning letter in prep for CICEET submission on 15 Nov, comments welcomed

10 Nov 2004

5 Nov 2004

  • Dockside temperature series from the NMFS lab in Narragansett, approaching 20 years, indicates multi-year cyclic variations from the seasonal means

1 Nov 2004

  • another Isle au Haut drifter (#49385) washes up on the back side of Cape Cod and ends up in John Burn's classroom at Truro Central Elementary!
25 Oct 2004
  • eMOLT poster  (in PowerPoint format) updated for NEC Annual Meeting
  • Drifter News:
    • Stevie's #49383 (deployed off Isle au Haut on 1 September) appears at the Harbor Master's office in Orleans Mass
  • Temperature News:
22 Oct 2004 14 Oct 2004 6 Oct 2004
  • new eMOLT "Overview" put on top of main emolt.org page and "Contact Info" moved down on main page
  • Ed Hunt's drifter #49391, deployed off Cape Small Maine on 31 August, recovered off P-town
29 Sep 2004
  • most eMOLT administrators gather in Woods Hole for a meeting
  • Jeff Alberts submits his second year of temperature records from 14 fathom site on the backside of Cape Cod again documenting the tidal variation
  • Sooky's Gloucester drifter #49203, deployed 7 August,  washes up on Sandy Neck Beach in E. Sandwich
24 Sep 2004
  • Bro Cote returns more Georges Bank temperature records from both the shallows (30 fathoms) and the deep (150+ fathoms)
20 Sep 2004
  • Sooky's Gloucester drifter #49202 ends up on a Cohasset beach
16 Sep 2004
  • John Grey submits a 2-year long temperature record (awaits proper documentation) including time in
10 Sep 2004
  • David Johnson returns another temperature series from "DJ01" (52 fathoms) and documents an apparent warming at this site & depth up to levels seen the previous few years in late summer
  • drifter #49204 comes ashore in Gloucester
9 Sep 2004
  • inshore drifters #49201 comes ashore "a few hundred feet from the fisherman's statue" in Gloucester
  • John Carver visits Woods Hole w/Dave Casoni and delivers temperature record
7 Sep 2004 3 Sep 2004 31 Aug 2004
  • Cutler's August drifter 48472 runs up into Cundy's Harbor
30 Aug 2004
  • Grant Moore submits another temperature record from the southern flank of Georges Bank where zoomed-in looks depict large (>3 deg) tidal variation
  • Stevie's III's  August drifter #48382  is released from Criehaven by Anton Norton. Will it wash up again?
26 Aug 2004
  • Drifter News:
    • Stevie III's  August drifter #48382 washes up on little Ragged Island/Criehaven.  Meanwhile, his July  drifter #47382 is screaming along the northern flank of Georges Bank.
    • MERHAB's  drifter #453817 completes loop of the entire gulf!
    • Ashton's drifter #47362 is picked out of the water by Parker's Cove, Nova Scotia longliner, Matthew Robinson, & held for ransom
    • Mass Bay drifter project data from the early 1990's added to the drifter archive & available for viewing thanks to Rocky Geyer (WHOI)
    • eMOLT drifters are featured in news story  of Jim Churchill (WHOI) tracking Maine Yankee radiation study
19 Aug 2004 16 Aug 2004
  • Distributed Oceanographic Data System (DODS) access to eMOLT data was temporily down a few times due to possibible disk failures but returned to service within 24 hours... all other eMOLT data access portals should  be unaffected.
12 Aug 2004 10 Aug 2004
  • "Summary Drifter Plots by Location of Launch"  table of links added to the "Observations thus far" section of the drifter page
8 Aug 2004 4 Aug 2004
  • tentative plans made for eMOLT administrators meeting 27-28 September in Woods Hole
  • eMOLT GIS web page
    • updated to include all June & July eMOLT drifters
    • removed username & password restrictions
2 Aug 2004
  • August drifters released off Cutler, Isle au Haut, and  Cape Small
  • More drifters come ashore:
    • 46382 in Hampton, NH
    • 45389 in Portsmouth NH
    • 46202 in Truro, Ma
    • 46385 in Plymouth, Ma
    • 47203 in Salem, Ma
    • 45383 in Kennebunkport, Ma
    • 453811 in Digby Neck, Nova Scotia
  • Temperature records submitted:
    • David Spencer returns even more deep temperature records from the Hudson Canyon region
    • Billy Anderson returns another series from "BA02" showing 2004 another cold year way downeast
8 July 2004 5 July 2004 2 July 2004 1 July 2004 30 June 2004
  • Courier Gazette publishes notice on drifters
  • The Lobster Conservancy redeploys washashore drifter w/help of a Monhegan fishermen, Matt Weber
  • Annual report to NEC completed in Word
26 June 2004
  • Carl Wilson contributes a few years of  8+ fathom temperature off Spruce Point
21 June 2004
  • Several  drifters headed to Georges Bank
14 June 2004 9 June 2004 8 June 2004
  • MERHAB drifter #45386 deployed off Isle au Haut comes ashore at Scarborough reported by Greg Wilfret
  • MERHAB drifter #45381 deployed off Isle au Haut comes ashore at Morses Island in Muscungus Bay reported by Craig Beal
7 June 2004 2 June 2004 21 May 2004 19 May 2004
  • Shipment of  14 SMCCeMOLT drifters assembled & ready to deploy by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist off the Isle au Haut in a few days (unrelated to eMOLT) currently on the back deck of the R/V OCEANUS off mid-coast Maine


12 May 2004

  • Realtime temperature initiative "on hold" ... in search of funding alternative
    • NEC declines planning letter
6 May 2004
  • John Peabody brings home evidence of shelf-wave-like temperature oscillations in deep (150 fathoms) water w/6-7 day periods
30 April 2004 26 April 2004
  • David Johnson starts his fourth year of temperature record at "DJ01" in 52 fathoms
  • Phil Mason records temperature at four different sites in Mass Bay
12 April 2004
  • Tom McVane's Casco Bay "fast-response temperature" profiles processed
9 April 2004 2 April 2004 1 April 2004 30 Mar 2004 29 Mar 2004
  • Mike O' Conner records less than 32 degF in Mass Bay bottom
  • John Chipman submits third year of temperature off Burch Harbor
  • Mike Dassatt returns his Thistle-documented temperature record from upper Penobscot Bay
  • Norbert Lemieux returns his sixth temperature record, this one from "NL02"
  • Emmett Carroll returns a record from both outside and inside Menemsha Pond, Martha's Vineyard
26 Mar 2004 18 Mar 2004
  • Skip Ryan's 2003 documentation arrives & temperature series are process
  • Stevie Robbins return another year of salinity as well as temperature from "RS01"
14 Mar 2004 8 Mar 2004
  • eMOLT administrators notes & meeting "minutes" at the Maine Fish Forum
  • Modified "Results from the Field" page to include "animations" posted along with PowerPoint presentations
  • Maine Fishermens Forum Download Results:
27 Feb 2004 25 Feb 2004 17 Feb 2004 14 Feb 2004 10 Feb 2004
  • David Johnson submits another year of temperature data at "DJ01"
  • Bill Doherty's Thistle data reveals interesting catch vs temperature
5 Feb 2004 1-3 Feb 2004
  • Mass Lobstermen Weekend Download Results:
    • Bill Doherty submits his 2nd year of temperature records from BD01
    • Phil Mason and his son Pete join the program (awaits ONSET download of #412)
    • Bobby Martin is now into his third year of  Mass Bay temperature observations!
    • Sooky Sawyer documents the 5 degree effect of the 5 Dec 2003 storm on Mass Bay!
    • Elliot Thomassubmits at temperature records at both 7 fthms and 12 fthms
    • Bruce Fernald  submits first  temperature record near Jeffreys Ledge!
    • Brian Mclain  now has 2+ years at both BM01 and BM02
    • Randy Newcomb  from way downeast submits his first temperature record
    • David Johnson returns both temperature and salinity from DJ02
    • Jimmy Violet  returns his 2003 temperature record  from Southern New England Shelf at "JV06"
    • Paul Bennett returns temperature record from  west of Vetches Canyon
    • Jon Shafmaster 's crew brings back another year of temperature from the deep (>1000 feet!)
    • .... more to be processed later this week!!
28  Jan 2004
  • The toll free number   1-888-284-4904  for reporting drifter sightings is now active. Try it and email comments!  Press option 5 at 1st prompt.
  • A DRAFT one page "Notice to Mariners" is  available for comments before we start posting at local mariners, docks,  fishing publications, etc.
    • (A better quality Microsoft Word version is posted here.)
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations added to the "Results from the Field" options
23 Jan 2004
  • Dave Kandrick submits his third year of bottom temperature at site "DK01" in Mass Bay


21 Jan 2004

15 Jan 2004
  • Zach Whitener submits his first temperature series off Long Island, Maine
  • initial ideas for eMOLT Phase V: "Realtime Temperature" proposal are hatching...... letters of support sent to SBIR proposals
12 Jan 2004
  • Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) students make progress in drifter design/production
7 Jan 2004

To see "whats new" entrys prior to 2004, click here.


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