Marine Sciences

MDIslander, Ellsworth American cite middle school lobster project initiated by Wahle

The Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American cited a middle school science outreach program initiated by Rick Wahle, the director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, using public grant funds. When grant funds were expended, public companies Ready Seafood and Red Lobster partnered with the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op to continue the study […]

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NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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NPR cites Mitchell Center study in story about resilience in lobster industry

National Public Radio cited a study from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about University of Maine Mitchell Center study of resilience in the lobster fishery in the Northeast in a story about changes in the industry that will also impact the communities that depend on lobstering. WFUV (90.7 […]

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Civil Eats speaks with Stoll, cites Sea Grant program data

Civil Eats talked with Joshua Stoll, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, for a story about gender barriers in the aquaculture industry. The article also cited data from Maine Sea Grant’s Aquaculture in Shared Waters initiative, noting that more Maine women are enrolling in aquaculture training programs, although the majority of aquaculture […]

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News Observer reports on celebration for UMaine Machias retirees

The Machias Valley News Observer reported on a celebration University of Maine at Machias hosted for three retiring faculty members Aug. 16 at Merrill Library. Kay Kimball, a retired head of campus and deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs; Gene Nichols, a retired music professor; and Gayle Kraus, a retired professor of marine ecology, were […]

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Mainebiz, Phys.org highlight UMaine study of aquaculture support

Mainebiz and Phys.org shared a University of Maine news release highlighting a study that characterizes the range of public opinion regarding the growing aquaculture industry in Maine. The study, “Diverse Perspectives on Aquaculture Development in Maine,” was conducted by UMaine marine sciences faculty Joshua Stoll and Heather Leslie and master’s student Melissa Britsch. The researchers […]

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Leslie article featured in local media

Heather Leslie, the director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), penned a news release highlighting the DMC’s three-day marine sciences boot camp that was published in the Wiscasset Newspaper, the Boothbay Register and the Penobscot Bay Pilot. This orientation provides an opportunity for new marine sciences students to become acquainted with the […]

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