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DMC researchers test technique to determine lobster’s age

Research professor Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl Huntsberger are testing a technique at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to determine the age of lobsters. Unlike fish, mollusks and trees, Wahle says lobsters and other crustaceans molt — or cast off their skeletons thereby discarding external signs of growth. That means a lobster’s […]

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Researchers help salmon farmers confront threat to their industry

It’s a mystery that has puzzled University of Maine assistant professor of marine biology and aquaculture Heather Hamlin and the salmon farming industry in New England: the decline in egg survival. The survival rate of fertilized salmon eggs had been as high as 80 percent. But beginning in 2000, salmon embryos began dying in large […]

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UMaine engineers make waves in naval architecture

A tiny storm rages at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Simulated wind and waves beat against the hull of a model FPSO vessel in conditions comparable to a 100-year storm off the coast of western Africa. Watching from the side of the wind-wave basin in the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, […]

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National Communication Association Honors Scott-Pollock’s Article as One of Year’s Best

Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, associate professor of communication studies, was formally honored with the award for Best Ethnographic Journal Article by the National Communication Association at the NCA’s annual meeting in Philadelphia in November. “Narrative Performance Research: Co-Storying “Almost Passing,” was originally published in the Departures in Critical Qualitative Research journal in 2015. “Ethnography” is research that […]

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Cassie Vaillancourt: Alumna works at Sappi North America in Skowhegan

Cassie Vaillancourt ’12 (MBA) is using her business degree in the forest products industry. Vaillancourt, who earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Maine in 2010, works as an operations planner in the supply chain department at Sappi North America in Skowhegan. “I am responsible for planning production of the mill’s three […]

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Norway spruce tested at UMaine OK’d for construction-grade lumber

Norway spruce, a wood species extensively tested at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, has been approved for use as construction-grade dimensional lumber. Based on the testing at UMaine, on Oct. 20, 2016, the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) approved the inclusion of Norway spruce in the Spruce-Pine-Fir South grouping […]

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Colin Bosma: Psychology student mindful of emotion regulation strategies

Colin Bosma gained perspective growing up at an elevation of 8,230 feet in the Rockies in Nederland, Colorado. Its motto: Life is better up here. And he has developed mindfulness — a judgment-free, moment-to-moment awareness of his present thoughts, sensations and environment — through his study of psychology. Mindfulness is central to research Bosma is […]

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