During the summer of 2012, I spent six weeks working with the Marine Megafauna Foundation in Mozambique. Our goal was to collect non-invasive samples from manta rays to determine whether the sampling process was suitable for conducting DNA studies. While on SCUBA, we would carefully approach mantas who had come to reef cleaning stations (learn … Continue reading Tickling Mantas
I have a confession to make… I am shy. I can think of at least half a dozen people who would laugh at that statement, but it is true. I struggle with something that could probably be called “social anxiety” but if I just say “shy” it sounds a little less, well, distressing. The fact … Continue reading A lil’ research… and a lot of heart.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you a special report! In general I recommend the Rockland-Rockport-Camden-Belfast area if you are visiting Maine and in search of some lovely coastal towns to visit. And considering that I was there in early March and still thought it was a lovely place, I can only … Continue reading Honorable Mention: Park Street Grille (Rockland, ME)
No. 1 reason I like Moe’s: It is close enough to get a group of friends together and grab a bite of dinner. If you don’t leave stuffed, you are doing it wrong. Come to find out – Moe’s is a national chain with the most locations in Alabama and Colorado and scatterings throughout the … Continue reading Moe’s Original BBQ (Bangor, ME)
Beal is a pretty popular name here in Maine. There is a Beal town, Beale streets, Beal people, even a Beale Island! So when I came across Beale Street Barbque, I wasn’t very surprised. (I still haven’t quite figured out when the e is supposed to be there and when it is absent… but I’m sure … Continue reading Beale Street Barbeque (Bath, ME)
I am excited to be sharing my first BBQ review! It has already turned out to be more fun that I anticipated. First stop: Famous Dave’s (Before I begin allow me to note: I did not realize that Famous Dave’s is a chain with many locations (mainly in the North East area). But they are … Continue reading Famous Dave’s (Scarborough, ME)
When I first arrived in Maine last fall, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of BBQ joints. Being a Texan, I was naturally skeptical of the authenticity of these and was eager to sample and judge for myself. You see, back in Texas we take BBQ very seriously. So seriously in fact that many restaurants … Continue reading BBQ: meat for the soul