SMS News and Events

The Migrators Are Here

Dr. Walt Golet Summer 2017 Despite a spring which brought with it mostly wet and cooler than average temperatures, the Gulf of Maine has already begun its transition to summer.  The spring phytoplankton bloom, stratification of the surface layer, and the arrival of several different migratory species of pelagic fish has begun.  These migratory fish […]

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Traveler – July 2017

This month’s traveler is Emily Nocito, who was recently in New York City where she, her advisor, and two lab-mates attended The Ocean Conference at the United Nations. On June 5th, the first ever United Nations conference solely dedicated to the realm of oceans was held at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. While our environment, […]

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SMS Welcomes New Faculty, Part 1

In a two-part series, we welcome four new faculty members to the School of Marine Sciences.  This month, we profile Professors Kristina Cammen and Josh Stoll.  In the next issue, we will profile Professors Aaron Strong and Nishad Jayasundara. Assistant Professor Kristina Cammen was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and moved with her family to Maryland […]

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Age of Lobsters

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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UMaine Marine Science Club launches boat

UMaine Marine Science Club, is launching a boat sponsored by Maine Coastal Programs in hopes to use it as an educational tool for elementary and middle school children around the State of Maine. The boat will hopefully enter the North Atlantic Gyre, and make landfall in Europe.  The boat can be tracked at http://educationalpassages.com/active-boat-map/.  The Club […]

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The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out

New York Times By MICHAEL ROSTON APRIL 17, 2017 The Anderson family making protest signs at home near Salt Lake City. They are planning to attend the March for Science on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Credit Kim Raff for The New York Times The March for Science on April 22 may or may not accomplish the […]

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New Model Accounts for Northern Shrimp’s Sensitivity to Temperature

March 2017    Volume 22, No. 3     Home         About Us         Subscribe         Advertise         Archives         Contact        Classified Ads New Model Accounts for Northern Shrimp’s Sensitivity to Temperature by Catherine Schmitt The Section is allowing 10 trawlers and 5 trappers to each fish for 8 weeks. More than 60 applied. The trawlers may fish once a week with a […]

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