Marine Sciences

Catch ‘Lobster War’ featuring Rick Wahle for free via URSUS

Been bingeing movies? Put this one on your list: “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds.” The award-winning film includes Rick Wahle, research professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine.  The feature documentary, which won “Best New England Film” at the 2018 Mystic Film Festival, is about […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine studies in article on warming waters, lobster

Mainebiz cited two 2019 University of Maine studies in the article “Warming Gulf of Maine waters may be stunting lobster growth.” The studies point to the role of a warming ocean and local oceanographic differences in the rise and fall of lobster populations along the coast from southern New England to Atlantic Canada, the article […]

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Ellsworth American reports on outreach efforts of Sea Grant, Extension 

The Ellsworth American noted efforts of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a story about seafood harvesters directly marketing their catch. Maine Sea Grant recently sent a flyer to oyster growers with advice about directly marketing their shellfish online, at farm stands or farmers’ markets, or at their farms. UMaine Extension […]

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Crabs in a box

Local Catch Network yields bounty of fresh seafood options

During the coronavirus pandemic, some people are realizing they don’t have a strong relationship with the food system or local food producers. Local Catch can help remedy that, says University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy Joshua Stoll. The Local Catch Network is a community of fishermen, researchers and consumers committed to providing local, […]

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Los Angeles Times talks with Oppenheim, touts

University of Maine alumnus Noah Oppenheim talked with the Los Angeles Times for a story about environmental groups urging Americans to eat more fish during the coronavirus pandemic. Oppenheim, who earned a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy and was based at the Darling Marine Center, now is executive director of Pacific […]

Read more, Boothbay Register post Pellowe, Leslie’s fishery findings posted a University of Maine media release about the findings of Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie. The marine scientists found that how people fish matters perhaps as much as the quantity harvested. Their study published in Ecosphere details the impacts of size-selective fishing on an economically important species of clam in Baja California Sur, […]

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Know what an economist looks like? Find out at Maine Science Festival

Six University of Maine-affiliated faculty and students will take part in the eight-member panel “This is What an Economist Looks Like” 1:30–2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in Meeting Room 3 at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. The free, public event is part of the sixth Maine Science Festival being held March 18–22, […]

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Steneck, Seward sources for Press Herald wildlife love story

University of Maine scientists Bob Steneck and Lindsay Seward dispelled some myths about monogamy in the natural world in the Portland Press Herald’s wildlife Valentine’s Day story. Steneck, a professor of oceanography, said male lobsters may mate with as many as 10 females in a season. Although up to 90% of the world’s nearly 10,000 […]

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Foster’s Daily Democrat covers Beal’s clam, green crab presentation

Foster’s Daily Democrat covered a recent talk in Wells by Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias. Beal shared information about an upcoming project in which wooden recruitment boxes will be used to protect young soft-shell clams on coastal flats from invasive European green crabs. Soft-shell clam landings across […]

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