Marine Sciences

Kaczor Awarded Funds for Maine Healthy Beaches Program

Keri Kaczor, a marine professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, has secured annual funding for the Maine Healthy Beaches Program. Kaczor is the coordinator of the statewide program that is dedicated to monitoring water quality and protecting public health on Maine’s coastal beaches. The program, which is funded annually by a U.S. Environmental […]

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UMaine Aquaculture Facilities, Research Cited in Free Press Articles

University of Maine aquaculture facilities and research were quoted in articles by The Free Press titled “Farming the Blue Frontier.” One of the articles focused on the growth of Maine sea farms and mentioned the diverse products in the state. The article cited Sea & Reef Aquaculture, a company that is housed at UMaine’s Center […]

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Marine Sciences exchange students

School of Marine Sciences Program Gives Students a Global Perspective

Kathleen Marciano’s interest was piqued last spring when professor Fei Chai announced in class that summer marine science internships were available in China. Marciano and friend and classmate Timothy (TJ) Goodrow decided to apply. In May, they learned they had been accepted and in mid-June, the University of Maine students boarded a plane destined for […]

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Scientists Face Frontiers at Storytelling Event

A field biologist, science writer, river restorer and senior producer will share their experiences at a science storytelling project 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., in Portland. Skylar Bayer and Ari Daniel are co-producers of the event for The Story Collider, which creates live shows and podcasts in which […]

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UMaine Researchers Aiding Efforts to Develop American Eel Aquaculture

University of Maine Marine Extension associates are involved in emerging efforts to develop aquaculture for American eel. Last October, scientists, eel biologists, eel merchants, entrepreneurs and government regulators attended a workshop on the eel industry sponsored by the USDA Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center and organized by Barry Costa-Pierce (University of New England), Michael Timmons (Cornell […]

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Carnegie Foundation Classification

Carnegie Foundation Selects UMaine for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The University of Maine is one of 240 colleges and universities in the United States selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UMaine and 156 other institutions received reclassification; 83 colleges and universities received first-time classification. In 2008, UMaine and Bates College were the first […]

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Free Press Covers Book Signing of ‘Ship That Held Up Wall Street’

The Free Press previewed a book signing by author and University of Maine marine archaeologist Warren Riess at 11a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta. After 30 years of research, Riess’ book “The Ship That Held Up Wall Street,” is on bookshelves. Riess recounts his experiences as co-director of the investigation […]

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Brady Named Maine Sea Grant’s Assistant Director for Research, Boothbay Register Reports

The Boothbay Register reported Damian Brady, an assistant research professor in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, has been appointed the assistant director for research at Maine Sea Grant. Brady’s research combines approaches from disciplines including marine biology, biogeochemistry and environmental engineering to address questions about water quality […]

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