Marine Sciences

UMaine Researchers Help Forge Planktonic Frontier

University of Maine oceanographers are part of a collaborative international team studying the microscopic world of plankton. During expeditions from 2009 to 2013 aboard Tara, researchers collected 35,000 samples from the world’s oceans. Data generated from the samples are providing unprecedented resources — including a catalog of several million new genes — expected to transform […]

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Boss Selected to IOCCG Committee

Oceanographer Emmanuel Boss became a member of the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group Committee at its 20th annual meeting March 3–5 in France. Boss is a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. Other members hail from South Korea, South Africa, Ghana, Italy, India, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, People’s Republic of China, Canada, […]

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Partnerships in Aquaculture Innovation: Sea & Reef and UMaine

Sea & Reef Aquaculture LLC in Franklin, Maine, is one of the largest marine ornamental fish hatcheries in the world. It is based in an aquaculture incubator that was established with support from the Maine Technology Asset Fund (MTAF) and located at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR). Sea & Reef […]

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Fellowship Allows Maine Graduates to Explore Marine Policy in Washington

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates. Jeffrey Vieser, Liana James and Andrew Strosahl join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to […]

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Miller Named 2015 Outstanding Professional Employee

Timothy Miller, laboratory manager at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Professional Employee Award. The annual award, presented by UMaine’s Professional Employees Advisory Council, recognizes dedication to serving others, the highest level of professional services and standards within disciplines or areas of responsibility, a commitment to […]

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Brady Awarded Funds to Improve Water-Quality Model

Damian Brady, assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences, has been awarded $25,294 to improve a sediment model of the Chester River in Maryland in order to enhance the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Modeling Package that is utilized to clean the bay. Water-quality models provide information about how much pollution — in the form […]

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Temperature maps

UMaine Report Updates Climate Challenges, Encourages Proactive Preparation

Editor’s note: The story was updated April 8, 2015.  Continuing or accelerating warming of the atmosphere and ocean. Intense precipitation events. Rising sea levels. These are signs of climate change, and all of them are affecting Maine people, according to Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update, a new report from the University of Maine. Recent consequences […]

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Aleutian Islands coral

In Alga, Steneck and Team Reveal More Than a Century of Environmental Information

University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck is part of an international team that has unlocked an underwater time capsule in the North Pacific that has been monitoring the climate for centuries. The time capsule is the long-living, slow-growing alga Clathromorphum nereostratum that creates massive reefs in shallow coastal regions of Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago. These […]

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