Working with Salmon Farmers

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer SEANET researchers hope to make sea lice infestations a thing of the past One of the biggest challenges faced by the Maine salmon industry comes in the form of a tiny creature. Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are one species of sea lice, which are parasites that infest both Pacific […]

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Group working on mapping project

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

Marcella Silver, ME EPSCoR Writer  & Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Creating a Legacy of Solving ‘Wicked Problems’ through Team Science Every day, students and staff pass by a large banner in the entrance to UMaine’s Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions that displays a photograph of the center’s namesake, Senator George J. Mitchell, and […]

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Graduate Student Group with Shane Moeykens

SEANET Researchers Make Connections in Cobscook 

Marcella Silver, ME EPSCoR Staff Writer The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) currently supports the research of more than 30 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers spanning fourteen disciplines. This summer, these research fellows traveled to the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) in Lubec, Maine for a two-day professional development workshop.  The workshop, which was sponsored […]

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Oyster Farm in the River

New Book Provides Historical Perspective on Maine Aquaculture

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer ME EPSCoR support helps with 2019 launch Since the 1980s, aquaculture has expanded at an impressive rate in the state of Maine. Maine has a long legacy of aquaculture dating back to the 1800’s, though earlier efforts looked much different from today’s modern farms. While always present in Maine’s […]

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Student Stories: Alexis Ireland

Alexis Ireland has been a part of WaYS since she was a first-year high school student. She held a WaYS internship at the University of Maine through high school, and is now a junior at UMaine studying anthropology.  “I really think that hands-on research is so important because it gives you a chance to get […]

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Student Stories: Aubrey Jane

The close proximity to Maine’s beautiful beaches was just one perk among many that brought Aubrey Jane from Stanhope, New Jersey to the University of New England (UNE). UNE’s renowned reputation for marine science and their Marine Science Center inspired Jane to apply to the university.  Once at UNE, Jane applied to be a SEANET […]

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Student Stories: Susana DeFrank

Susana DeFrank is from the small coastal town of Temecula, California, and is pursuing her degree in marine biology at Maine Maritime Academy.  Over this past summer, DeFrank worked with two professors as a ME EPSCoR undergraduate intern. With these professors, she focused on studying potential predators of soft shell clams in the Northern Bay […]

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Student Stories: Everett Pierce

Everett Pierce’s decision to leave his home state and come to Maine rested in UNE’s known success in marine sciences and their renowned Marine Science Center.  “UNE has offered a very unique opportunity in allowing such depth in undergraduate research,” explains Pierce. “The proximity to the coast as well as the location’s temperate oceans are […]

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