Marine Sciences

Press Herald quotes Wahle in article on turning lobster shells into plastic

The Portland Press Herald quoted Rick Wahle, a professor of marine biology and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, in the article, “Researchers find new way to convert lobster shells into durable plastic.” Researchers at McGill University in Montreal are creating plastic from chitin, a material present in the exoskeletons of […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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MLCA’s Landings reports on Bayer’s retirement

The October 2018 issue (Vol. 26, No. 10) of Landings, the newsletter of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, reported on the retirement of Bob Bayer, former director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. Bayer, 74, grew up in New York and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science at the University […]

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Waller quoted in BDN article on sea squirts

The Bangor Daily News quoted Rhian Waller, an associate professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, in an article about sea squirts. Sea squirts, or tunicates, are small, tube-like creatures that attach to rocks or other structures and often live in bunched colonies, according to the article. They are growing in number in […]

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AP quotes Beal in article about coastal warming, shellfish

The Associated Press quoted Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias and the director of research at the Downeast Institute, in an article about the impacts of coastal warming on shellfish populations. The article focused on a study by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and […]

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Wahle quoted in Bloomberg article on lobsters, trade war

Richard Wahle, a professor of marine sciences and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the lobster industry and the trade wars affecting it, and factors contributing to lobster population decline. Wahle’s American Lobster Settlement Index has revealed a noticeable drop in the population of […]

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DMC invites prospective students to tour campus Oct. 28

Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the Darling Marine Center in Walpole at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 to learn about the marine sciences academic program and undergraduate opportunities. Tour guides Genny Wilson and David Gauld, undergraduates-in-residence at the DMC for the fall Semester By the Sea program, will answer questions about the […]

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AP reports UMaine to receive NOAA grants for aquaculture research

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine will receive funding from NOAA Sea Grant, which supports fishery and coastal projects, for aquaculture research. Three researchers at UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute will receive more than $700,000 to work on ways to address the issue of sea lice in salmon farming, according to AP. Another UMaine […]

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