Maine Public interviews Leslie about new ocean conservation database

Maine Public interviewed Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, about a new ocean conservation database she helped create. Leslie worked with a team of researchers to design the Conservation Planning Database after realizing there was no central location to share information about ocean conservation, Maine Public reported. “This is something that a large team of scientists from all over the world have been working on for going on 20 years now,” Leslie said. The peer-reviewed database, intended to help people all over the world learn about and solve marine issues, is free and open to the public, and is available online.