Marine Sciences

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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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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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