Marine Sciences

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NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative awards $1.6M to advance sustainable aquaculture in Maine 

NOAA National Sea Grant Program awarded $16 million for 42 projects nationwide that comprise the 2019 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative.  Maine Sea Grant, researchers at the University of Maine, other institutions, and partner organizations received $1.6 million to lead four of the projects in collaboration with aquaculture industry, management and community partners.  Maine Sea […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot publishes profile of UMaine researcher, lobsterman Huntsberger

The Penobscot Bay Pilot published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center story about Carl Huntsberger, a researcher and lobsterman who recently earned his master’s degree in marine biology from UMaine. Huntsberger grew up lobstering on the Maine coast, and after completing his bachelor’s degree in 2012, worked at a nonprofit research lab on Cape […]

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Huntsberger explores growth, aging of Jonah crabs

How can you tell the age of a Jonah crab? Carl Huntsberger knows. The grinding teeth found inside its foregut have a banding pattern — similar to tree rings — that corresponds to its age. Research professor Rick Wahle says Huntsberger’s research is important for fishery scientists to understand population dynamics and ecology of the […]

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Beal quoted in Press Herald article on implications of warming Gulf of Maine

Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology and director of the Marine Science Field Station at the University of Maine at Machias, was quoted in the Portland Press Herald article “Vulnerable waters off the coast of Maine.” Since the record-breaking heat wave of 2012–2013, the Gulf of Maine has continued to warm, seeing its second and […]

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Steneck to present Maine Marine Fare Conference keynote, Free Press reports

The Free Press reported the Penobscot Marine Museum will host the Maine Marine Fare Conference at Searsport’s Union Hall 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 28. Experts from around the state will gather to address a variety of fisheries-related topics, according to the article. The central theme is that Maine is diversifying its fisheries: aquaculture is introducing […]

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UMaine Honors students travel to Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership for community-focused outdoor orientation experience

The University of Maine Honors College recently took 25 incoming Honors students on an inaugural outdoor orientation experience on Hurricane Island Aug. 28–30. The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, located off of the coast of Rockland, Maine in Penobscot Bay, hosts science education and leadership programs for schools and organizations from around the […]

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