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Aquatic Animal Health Lab Receives Major Grant for Equipment

Contact: Cathy Billings (207) 581-2751; David Munson (207) 581-3777

ORONO, Maine — UMaine’s new Maine Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory (MAAHL) recently received a grant of $395,205 from the State of Maine’s Marine Research Fund, administered by the Maine Technology Institute.  The award will allow MAAHL to purchase equipment that will greatly increase the lab’s capabilities to serve as a resource to facilitate applied research in marine animal health assessments and investigations in a timely and exemplary manner. The Marine Research Fund grant will also facilitate the establishment of a state-of-the-art marine environmental samples repository. MAAHL is a collaborative service of the University’s Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Cooperative Extension, and the Lobster Institute.

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