Marine Sciences

Kelly speaks with AP about rising sea levels threatening salt marshes 

The Associated Press interviewed Joseph Kelley, a professor of marine geology at the University of Maine, about the threat rising sea levels pose to salt marshes. A group of scientists led by Neil Ganju, a Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based oceanographer, found that four of the country’s coastal salt marshes would be gone in 350 years, and […]

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MD Islander highlights Muscat selection as NOAA scholar

The Mount Desert Islander profiled University of Maine student Abigail Muscat, who was recently named a 2020 Ernest A. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Muscat, a third-year marine sciences major and international affairs minor from Tremont, is the fourth UMaine student in four years to receive this prestigious scholarship. After […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s assistance for new RAS facility

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine assisting Kingfish Maine, a Dutch land-based aquaculture company, in building a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Jonesport. UMaine conducted a study on the economic effects of the project on Jonesport for the company. The preliminary data from the study “shows a potential value-added, multiplier impact of $46 million […]

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News Center Maine highlights UNE documentary featuring Wahle

News Center Maine reported on a documentary created by the University of England about the effects of climate change on Maine that features Richard Wahle, a research professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of the Loberst Institute at UMaine. “Reckoning with Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine,” which […]

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BDN interviews UMaine experts about proposed salmon farm in Belfast

The Bangor Daily News interviewed three University of Maine experts from the School of Marine Sciences and School of Earth and Climate Sciences about the possible environmental effects of what is expected to be one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms proposed for construction near the Little River in Belfast. Damian Brady, an associate […]

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Media advance seminar about lobster industry, climate change

The Wiscasset Newspaper, the Lincoln County News and The Free Press shared a media release about the University of Maine Darling Marine Center’s virtual seminar at 10:30 a.m. July 10. Robert Steneck, professor of oceanography, marine biology and marine policy in the School of Marine Sciences, will talk about “Maine’s changing lobster fishery: some direct and […]

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Steneck to discuss climate impacts on lobster industry during virtual seminar

Robert Steneck will present “Maine’s changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, during a webinar hosted by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  “Challenges for this fishery have never been greater,” says the UMaine marine ecologist. “Today, the economic impact of COVID-19, […]

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Gabrielle Hillyer

Hillyer’s environmental leadership earns her a Brookie Award

Gabrielle Hillyer is one of six recipients of the first-ever Brookie Awards for her leadership on environmental issues. The University of Maine doctoral student in ecology and environmental sciences was chosen for the honor by NRCM Rising, a Natural Resources Council of Maine project that engages and mobilizes the state’s emerging generation of environmental leaders […]

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Lab work

UMaine, NU launch new collaborative research program 

A new Seed Grant Program will facilitate research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University as part of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  The program will fund up to $50,000 for a year of research for each initiative led by at least one researcher from each university in any field […]

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