Marine Sciences

UMaine offers free STEM research course for high school students

Registration is open for an innovative five-week college STEM research course for qualified high school students in grades 10–12, offered by the University of Maine June 28–July 30 at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration (INT 188), a three-credit college course, will meet 8 a.m.–noon Monday–Wednesday. Qualified high […]

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Phys.org, WFMZ share Stoll’s findings about alternative seafood networks

Phys.org and WFMZ (Channel 69 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting the publication of a study by Joshua Stoll, an assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at UMaine, in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. The study found that alternative seafood networks (ASNs) can diversify food supply chains and […]

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BDN, Sun Journal promote shellfish fisheries webinar March 18

The Bangor Daily News and the Sun Journal promoted a March 18 webinar, “What’s Changing on the Mudflats? Collecting Knowledge and Data about Changing Clam Flats,” featuring Sarah Risley, a master’s student in the marine science program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, shellfish harvesters from Maine, and representatives of Maine’s Department of […]

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Colby Johns

Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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Elisabeth Maxwell

Elisabeth Maxwell: Alumna earns instructor certification while working with Scientific Diving Program

Elisabeth Maxwell, a University of Maine alumna, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and an assistant in the Scientific Diving program, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving Program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It […]

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The Guardian highlights Niemisto, UMaine lobster research

The Guardian reported that a study by Maura Niemisto, who recently earned a master’s degree in marine sciences from the University of Maine, shows that changes in ocean temperature and acidity impact shell development, stress response and immune function in lobsters. The study, published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, was conducted in collaboration with […]

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WQHR cites Lobster Institute experts in questioning whether lobsters feel pain

WQHR (Q96.1 in Presque Isle) cited University of Maine experts Robert Steneck and Bob Bayer in a story about whether lobsters experience pain while being boiled. According to Steneck, a professor of marine sciences, and Bayer, the retired director of the Lobster Institute, the lobster’s nervous system is simple, and not likely to register pain. 

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Times Record promotes virtual Maine Fishermen’s Forum

The Times Record promoted virtual events in February, March and April that are part of the 2021 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, noting that Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication at the University of Maine, is organizing it and will co-host the shellfish day discussion. The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and […]

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