Research, Science, & Education



Seaweed Social

A celebration of Maine seaweed and a fundraiser for the upcoming Seaweeds of Maine field guide

September 13th at Otter Creek Hall, Mt. Desert

Limited Tickets Available!






Putting researchers in the field, publishing field guides, and managing historic specimen archives since 2003.

From plants to birds to seaweeds, the Observatory is at the forefront of natural history research in Maine.



    Upcoming Field Guides

Aquatic Plants of New England: Coming in 2022

Seaweeds of Maine: Still in development

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