Gulf of Maine Map Showing Georges Bank (image) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Caption An elevated area of the sea floor between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia, Georges Bank is one of the best fishing grounds on Earth. For decades scientists speculated the blooms on Georges Bank were fueled by coastal blooms in the Gulf of Maine, but new research suggests the population of toxin-producing algae on Georges Bank occupies a distinct niche. Credit Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Usage Restrictions With appropriate credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.