Marine Sciences

VillageSoup previews Heather Hamlin’s lobster talk

VillageSoup previewed a talk by Heather Hamlin, associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, about the impact of ocean acidification on Maine’s lobster population. The talk will be at noon May 21 at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. Hamlin will discuss her research on how lower water pH affects the life […]

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Crew team

Men’s varsity four boat finishes fifth at New England Rowing Championships

The University of Maine Crew Club men’s varsity four boat placed fifth in the Grand Final at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) on May 4 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts. The boat of Garrett Robinson, Ben Duddy, Kile Gianetti, Alec Latham and coxswain Marissa Hughes completed the 2,000-meter course in 7:21.420. Bowdoin College […]

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Cammen: History can inform ecologically and socially conscious conservation management

A University of Maine-led research team examined historical interactions between people and ocean mammals to inform future conservation management. The marine scientists seek to break the loop that includes human exploitation of a wildlife species that causes population decline, implementation of a conservation plan that leads to a population increase, then calls for population control […]

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Phys.org publishes UMaine release on abrupt warming’s effects on lobster

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about research on abrupt warming and ocean acidification, and the effect of that combination on lobster. The research was led by Heather Hamlin, a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor in the UMaine School of Marine Sciences; and Amalia Harrington, a recent marine biology Ph.D. graduate from UMaine. […]

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Train for coastal habitat observation and research at DMC

“We have data, what could we do with it?” is the theme of second Training for Observation and Research in Coastal Habitats (TORCH) workshop 9 a.m.–4 p.m. April 27 at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Topics to be covered at the hands-on data workshop will include data quality control, working with data sets in […]

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Ferrini-Mundy, students speak with media about tuition-free education

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, and UMaine students Courtney Hatton and Bentley Simpson, were recent guests on the George Hale and Ric Tyler Show on 103.9 WVOM, The Voice of Maine. Ferrini-Mundy, Hatton and Simpson also were interviewed by WVII (Channel 7), and The Maine Edge also spoke […]

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Bayer talks about Andy Mays in Story Collider

Skylar Bayer reminisces about her friendship with scallop diver Andy Mays at a Story Collider event with the theme “Bonds.” Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science communicator. She and Mays appeared in The Colbert Report’s hysterical 2013 feature titled […]

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Mainebiz reports UMaine Business Challenge announces pitch contest winners

Mainebiz reported the UMaine Business Challenge at the University of Maine announced the winners of its eighth annual pitch contest presented by Business Lending Solutions, which awarded $16,000 in cash and prizes to collegiate entrepreneurs. Maxwell Burtis, a UMaine mechanical engineering student, won both the first-place prize of $5,000 and the $10,000 Innovations Prize with […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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