Alone on an Island: Extreme Winter Weather Strands Maine Scientist

Mar 3, 2015

FRIENDSHIP LONG ISLAND, Maine - Many of us have been inconvenienced by this year's extreme winter weather, but perhaps few more than lobster researcher Diane Cowan.

Cowan is the founder of the Lobster Conservancy, and she's lived and worked on Friendship Long Island, on the Midcoast, since 1999. But this year, thanks to heavy ice, she's been stuck alone on the island for over a month.

Although she doesn't have running water, Cowan does have her dog for company. She has phone and Internet service, and she has plenty of food. And she has a few other things, thanks to friends who air-dropped a care package last week. Nora Flaherty caught up with Cowan by phone.