Marine Sciences

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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UMaine Hosts Nor’easter Bowl

High school teams from Maine and New Hampshire are competing in the Nor’easter Bowl — a regional ocean science competition — Saturday, Feb. 7, in the D.P. Corbett Business Building at the University of Maine. Science of oil in the ocean is the theme of the contest. Four- and five-member student teams will be challenged […]

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Media Cover Release of Ocean Acidification Report

Several media outlets covered the release of a report commissioned by the 126th Maine Legislature to study the effects of coastal and ocean acidification on species commercially harvested on the Maine coast. Rep. Michael Devin, a marine biologist at the Darling Marine Center, chaired the group and UMaine oceanographer Larry Mayer was a member of […]

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DMC Site of Natural Science Illustration Workshop

The sixth annual Natural Science Illustration Workshop will be held June 15–19, at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The workshop is for those who want to illustrate a natural history journal with sketches and watercolors and for people who want to create scientifically accurate drawings. Prior art training is not required. […]

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