Marine Sciences

A photo of boats in a harbor on the coast of Maine

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium — in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center — today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, first announced […]

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News Center Maine cites UMaine soft-shell clam industry research

In an article about the risk posed to soft-shell clam fisheries by climate change, News Center Maine cited information from Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine, stating that clamming is a $67.5 million industry in the state. Clamming often ranks second or third in Maine’s seafood industries, with lobsters taking the top spot.

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BDN reports on Darling Marine Center’s summer research and seminars

The Bangor Daily News reported that more than 20 undergraduate and high school student interns will participate in research projects this summer at the Darling Marine Center’s Walpole campus and nearby field sites on topics ranging from the biology of oysters and lobsters to the physics and chemistry of the ocean environment. Researchers will be […]

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Photo of a student on a research vessel collecting samples of plankton from the water.

Darling Marine Center ready for a busy summer

Scientists, students and staff at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center are gearing up for a busy summer season. More than 20 undergraduate and high school student interns will participate in research projects this summer at the DMC’s Walpole campus and nearby field sites on topics ranging from the biology of oysters and lobsters […]

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BDN highlights Beal’s research on clam reproduction 

The Bangor Daily News highlighted research done by Brian Beal, a marine ecology professor at the University of Maine at Machias. Beal’s research focuses on determining if large soft-shell clams produce more eggs than smaller soft-shell clams. Beal’s findings will provide data to make decisions for the future of the clam fishery.

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Townsend speaks to Scientific American about fish farms

David Townsend, professor of oceanography at the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Scientific American about fish farming in Maine. Townsend said that the state has two important attributes for fish cultivation: cold, nutrient-rich water and extremely vigorous tides that distribute those nutrients throughout the water column. “Our coastal […]

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Leslie profiled for Lincoln County News

Heather Leslie was interviewed by the Lincoln County News about her role as director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. “I like to call this the Woods Hole of the North. … you have hundreds of people, trained scientists and other professionals, working on marine science and education issues. We’re spread […]

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