Marine Sciences

Press Herald quotes Stoll in article on lobster tariff

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Joshua Stoll, a research professor in marine sciences at the University of Maine, for an article on the impact that China’s proposed tariff on U.S. lobster could have on Maine. The 25 percent tariff would drive down prices of U.S. lobster, affecting everyone connected to the industry — which in […]

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Darling Marine Center

Community invited to engage, explore, experience ocean research at DMC

The Darling Marine Center invites community members to learn how the center helps connect people with the ocean by taking a public tour and attending summer science seminars. Free public tours of the DMC’s waterfront facilities and research labs begin Wednesday, June 27 and occur weekly from July 11 to Aug. 15. There is no […]

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EPSCoR, Cooperative Extension demonstrate Maine-themed science toolkits

In 2014, a small group of students, faculty and staff from Maine EPSCoR and University of Maine Cooperative Extension discussed the possibility of creating a suite of marine science curricula to distribute in classrooms across the state. Over the years, this seed of an idea has grown into a set of nationally recognized, hands-on science […]

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Coral reef

Rising sea level a growing threat to coral

Many coral reefs will be unable to grow fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, exposing tropical coastlines to increased risk of erosion and flooding, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The research team, led by scientists from the University of Exeter and including University of Maine oceanographer Robert […]

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Ellsworth American publishes UMaine release on SEANET grants

The Ellsworth American adapted a University of Maine news release on grants for Down East aquaculture research. The grants from Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) will fund two projects in Washington County to investigate the effects of environmental change and management policies on Atlantic sea scallops and soft-shell clams. SEANET’s goal is to […]

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Get your feet wet this summer at the Maine Discovery Museum

Have you heard the old saying about selling seashells by the seashore? Well, what about telling sea stories about the seashore? If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, it’ll catch on soon. This summer, the Maine Discovery Museum is hosting SEANET education outreach assistant Jordan Houdeshell for a weekly Seaside Stories hour in downtown Bangor. The […]

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SEANET announces grants for Down East aquaculture research

Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is funding two projects in Washington County to better understand the effects of environmental change and management policies on soft-shell clams and Atlantic sea scallops. Sustainable aquaculture presents opportunities for economic development and growth in Down East Maine’s coastal communities. “As interest in this industry continues to grow, […]

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Community invited for coffee talk about oysters with DMC director

The public is invited to join Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, for coffee and a chat about the past, present and future of Maine’s oyster industry at 10 a.m. June 16 in Brooke Hall. The hour-long event is to celebrate the Damariscotta River oyster industry, its longtime connection to […]

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MIRTA team presentation

First five MIRTA teams showcase their discoveries

Five discoveries, including one designed to monitor the health of beehives using radar, were showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) May 30 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The five MIRTA projects are: A radar-based beehive activity monitor, developed by Nuri Emanetoglu, […]

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Beal, Skonberg to be among presenters at Green Crab Working Summit

Solutions to the green crab problem will be the focus of the two-day Green Crab Working Summit June ​6–7 in Portland. Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, will provide an overview of green crab population dynamics. Denise Skonberg, an associate professor of food science and human nutrition […]

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