SMS News and Events

SMS students dive at Georgia Aquarium

  Harriett (Hattie) Train – Undergraduate marine science student, expected graduation 2019 Colby Johns – Recent B.S. marine science graduate, 2015 Elisabeth Maxwell – Recent M.S. marine biology & marine policy graduate, 2017 Three SMS students recently (February 23, 2018) traveled to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, to dive in the Ocean Voyager exhibit. […]

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Townsend leading research as part of NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Research led by University of Maine Professor of Oceanography David Townsend is part of NOAA’s newly announced Ocean Acidification Program. Townsend is working in collaboration with UMaine School of Marine Sciences researchers Larry Mayer, Aaron Strong and Damian Brady; Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire; and colleagues from Friends of Casco Bay, Northeast […]

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Maine Sea Grant awards funds to four new research projects

The Maine Sea Grant College Program has awarded funds to faculty at the University of Maine and other research institutions statewide for four new projects representing nearly $1 million in research investment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and matching sources. Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen of UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology will […]

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Climate vulnerability and resilience in the most valuable North American fishery

Arnault Le Brisa, Katherine E. Mills, Richard A. Wahle, Yong Chen, Michael A. Alexander, Andrew J. Allyn,  Justin G. Schuetz, James D. Scott, and Andrew J. Pershing *Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME 04101; School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, […]

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State largely ignores role as seas grow more acidic

Despite a bipartisan recognition of a threat to Maine’s shellfish industry, leadership on the issue has fallen to a group of concerned volunteers. Pictured in Bath, Susie Arnold, a marine scientist at the Rockland-based Island Institute, is one of the leaders of the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership, a volunteer effort. Staff photo by […]

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State largely ignores role as seas grow more acidic

Pictured in Bath, Susie Arnold, a marine scientist at the Rockland-based Island Institute, is one of the leaders of the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership, a volunteer effort. Staff photo by Gregory Rec   Despite a bipartisan recognition of a threat to Maine’s shellfish industry, leadership on the issue has fallen to a group […]

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Reading the genetic signature of the sea scallop

C. Bartlett/Maine Sea Grant   Scallops are one of the most profitable fisheries in Maine, with a statewide value of nearly $7 million in 2016. The scallop fishery is also one of the most local, with small “day boats” staying close to shore. Landings (and populations) have fluctuated over the years, with the latest peaks […]

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The Atlantic sturgeon’s sojourn

Atlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine’s Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish that is one of the planet’s living fossils. Results of the study are helping identify […]

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