Beal featured in Maine magazine’s 50 Mainers issue

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, was featured in Maine magazine’s annual 50 Mainers issue. Beal recently conducted a study of soft-shell clam survival rates, which had significance for the local economy and workforce, the article states. “The study answered interesting theoretical questions about the ecology of soft-shell clam juveniles, while at the same time it answered a very applied question that communities would have if they are trying to enhance clamming stocks in their flats,” said Beal.