Marine Sciences


Wahle named director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. Wahle joined UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences in 2009. He is based at the University’s […]

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AP quotes Runge in article on Gulf of Maine warming

The Associated Press quoted Jeffrey Runge, a research scientist in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, in an article about record warm temperatures in the Gulf of Maine. The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than the majority of the world’s oceans — it has warmed at a rate of about […]

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The Associated Press quotes Golet in article about bluefin tuna

  The Associated Press published an article and video about Atlantic bluefin tuna and a possible recovery for the species that included an interview with Walter Golet, a research assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. The fish can weigh more than half a ton, and commercial fishermen can […]

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 joint fellowship recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant have awarded one of seven fellowships to University of Maine doctoral student Mackenzie Mazur.   The fellowship will support Mazur’s research, conducted under advisers Yong Chen and Teresa Johnson, to develop a management strategy evaluation framework for the Maine lobster fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. […]

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WBOC reports on student researchers collecting data at White Marlin Open

WBOC (Channel 16 in Maryland) reported on University of Maine student researchers collecting data at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Brenda Rudnicky and Riley Austin, graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences, collected different body parts from some of the fish caught during the tournament for research on the diet and […]

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On the Water features Golet’s yellowfin tuna research

On the Water magazine highlighted research by Walter Golet, a research assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences, in an article on yellowfin tuna, which are slightly overfished in the Atlantic. Golet’s team was awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, with support from the NOAA Cooperative Research Program and […]

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Steneck recent guest on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Bob Steneck, a professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine who’s based at the Darling Marine Center, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show focused on the status of Maine’s lobster population, the effects of climate change and tariffs, the role of the lobsterman […]

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Extension 4-H offers Aquaponics SPIN Club

This summer, Hancock County 4-H has been collaborating with the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture (CCAR) in Franklin and the University of Maine Center for Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) to offer a 4-H Aquaponics SPIN Club to high school youth in the Franklin area. The group meets at the CCAR facility weekly to care for […]

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Princeton Review news feature

Princeton Review names UMaine as among the best 384 colleges

The Princeton Review has lauded the University of Maine in its newest guide, “The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition,” focusing on UMaine’s unique combination of “extensive academic opportunities expected from a major research university, with the close-knit feel of a small college.” In the 27th annual guide, UMaine scored highest in four key measures in […]

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