Marine Sciences

WQHR cites Lobster Institute experts in questioning whether lobsters feel pain

WQHR (Q96.1 in Presque Isle) cited University of Maine experts Robert Steneck and Bob Bayer in a story about whether lobsters experience pain while being boiled. According to Steneck, a professor of marine sciences, and Bayer, the retired director of the Lobster Institute, the lobster’s nervous system is simple, and not likely to register pain. 

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Times Record promotes virtual Maine Fishermen’s Forum

The Times Record promoted virtual events in February, March and April that are part of the 2021 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, noting that Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication at the University of Maine, is organizing it and will co-host the shellfish day discussion. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and […]

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UMaine students receive international scholarships to study in England, Wales 

Two University of Maine students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom for the fall 2021 semester. Madison-Riley Powell, a third-year marine sciences major from Leicester, Massachusetts, seeks to enroll at Bangor University in Wales. Jonathan Warren, a business management transfer student from Tacoma, Washington, will study at […]

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Boothbay Register advances viewing, discussion of ‘The Long Coast’

The Boothbay Register promoted a panel discussion with Ian Long, director of the 2020 documentary “The Long Coast,” and Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. The virtual event, which is sponsored by the Darling Center and the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 2. Participants will […]

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The Counter interviews Stoll about direct marketing fish distribution

The Counter interviewed Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, about the direct-to-consumer model for selling fish in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic could change the U.S. fish industry. “If we’re interested in learning from this pandemic and responding to it in the seafood sector, we should really think […]

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