SMS News and Events

New ideas on how the social sciences could change the way we do ocean conservation and management – and already are

“Successful management and conservation of marine ecosystems depends as much on understanding humans as it does on understanding marine organisms and their environment …The social sciences – economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, law, and more – are the formal examination of human society. They study how societies function, how individuals in a society […]

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SEA Fellows share research about lobster shell strength, scallop farming

SEA Fellows share research about lobster shell strength, scallop farming   More than 70 students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals recently gathered at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for the 2nd annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. Undergraduate students from across Maine — including UMaine, the University of Maine at […]

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School of Marine Sciences students participate in marine debris data collection

On Sunday September 17th, students in Dr. Aaron Strong’s Marine Pollution Policy course participated in a beach clean-up at Sears Island on Penobscot Bay. Like most beach clean-ups, the students and professor picked up litter and debris from the shoreline, which ranged from plastic bottles and cans to chunks of construction debris and lost fishing […]

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INT308 Field Trip

Nineteen students along with Dr. Kristina Cammen traveled aboard the Schoodic Ferry from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to check out the Schoodic Center whale museum.  On the way, (amidst the fog) they spotted harbor porpoise and gray seal, several sea birds, and interesting upwelling patterns.  The students also had the opportunity to talk with […]

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Summer in the Gulf of Maine Getting Longer and Stronger

Thomas Interview 12:33 Extreme warming in the Gulf of Maine The waters off New England’s coast are warming faster than 99.9% of the world’s oceans. A new study finds that summer-like conditions in the Gulf of Maine now last two months longer than they did just a few decades ago. And that’s not necessarily a […]

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Shocking! Aliens might be living under the frozen ice of Antarctica

The mixture of two extreme conditions that is the Antarctica’s cold and the Volcano’s heat might have resulted in such a cosy and soothing environment inside those warm caves. By The TeCake Staff – We know that 98% of Antarctica is covered with thick ice and the average temperature ranges from -10 degree Celsius to […]

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Researchers find summer heat’s lasting longer in the Gulf of Maine

The warmer conditions endure two months longer than in the early 1980s, posing threats to the food chain and raising risks from more powerful hurricanes. By Colin Woodard  Staff Writer New scientific research has revealed that summer temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, the second fastest warming part of the world’s oceans, are persisting two […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.5 million award to the University of Maine to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, that will benefit marine industries statewide. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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