Marine Sciences

Maine Sea Grant ‘Estuary Beat’ column appearing in Working Waterfront

Maine Sea Grant has started a new collaboration with The Working Waterfront newspaper, published monthly by the Rockland, Maine-based Island Institute. The “Estuary Beat” column provides short updates on science and environment news, research and events in Maine’s coastal rivers, bays and harbors. Written by Catherine Schmitt, Sea Grant communications director, the goal of the […]

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Brady to discuss Damariscotta River estuary environment at DMC

Damian Brady will deliver a talk titled “One if by land, two if by sea: Understanding how Maine estuaries are changing” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Seventy-five percent of Maine’s oyster harvest comes from the Damariscotta River. Brady will talk about […]

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Sequencing reveals how Porphyra thrives in a tough environment

Sequencing of the nuclear genome of Porphyra umbilicalis — laver or Atlantic nori — has revealed insights into how the bangiophyte red algae have thrived for over a billion years in the harshest environmental conditions — the pounding waves, baking sun and drying winds of the intertidal zone. An international research team of 50 scientists […]

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Public invited to Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science forum July 17

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. Presenters will provide synopses of research being conducted by the Sustainable […]

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DMC hosts talk about right whales, changing Gulf of Maine

A University of Maine professor of oceanography will give a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. Recent changes in the timing and abundance of zooplankton coincide with changes in right whale sightings, says Jeffrey Runge, […]

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Stoll quoted in Press Herald piece about lobster shadow markets

University of Maine research professor Joshua Stoll was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald story about North American lobster being traded along indirect and sometimes shadowy routes through Hong Kong and Vietnam to China. Stoll told the paper that the implications could be significant for the state’s lobster industry. He and Swedish researcher Beatrice Crona, […]

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Boothbay Register previews Runge’s talk at DMC

The Boothbay Register advanced a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem” by University of Maine professor of oceanography Jeffrey Runge at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. The talk is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

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Scallop farming

Scallops the topic of Sea Grant Extension associate talk at DMC

Dana Morse will talk about sea scallops and Maine’s fishing and farming industry at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 7 
in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Morse is an Extension associate with Maine Sea Grant and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. His work includes educational programming, technology transfer and applied […]

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Ceramic sculptor highlights impacts of climate change in Gulf of Maine

What do a ceramic sculptor, lobsterman and climate scientist have to talk about? Find out at 5:30 p.m Friday, July 7 at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle. University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck will join Port Clyde lobsterman Gerry Cushman and artist Nancy Selvin to view images of artist Paula Winokur’s towering installations inspired […]

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