Signature and Emerging Areas

Discussion on current weather events, future climate trends Sept. 8

A discussion on current weather events and their relation to past, present and future climate trends will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 307. The talk will be led by Sean Birkel and Bradfield Lyon, research professors at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute. The talk […]

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Gulf of Maine

Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of Maine

Summer is coming to the Gulf of Maine, longer and warmer than ever — as much as two months longer. That’s the message of a new research article by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. The study, published in the journal Elementa, examined the […]

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Three undergraduates gain early admission to Tufts University School of Medicine

Three University of Maine undergraduates have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Trevor Morin, a microbiology major from Scarborough, Maine; Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine; and Austin Steward, a bioengineering major and Honors College student from Colebrook, New Hampshire, […]

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Flexible squid movement focus of summer research at DMC

A visiting team of researchers studied features of muscles that control squid maneuverability this summer at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Squid move to capture prey, elude predators and compete for access to mates. The idea for the research sparked five years ago during a conversation among scientists Ian Bartol, Paul Krueger and […]

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Waller’s talk about cold-water corals concludes DMC summer science series

Rhian Waller’s talk about Gulf of Maine cold-water corals at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 concludes the 2017 Darling Marine Center summer science seminar series. Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist and a fellow in the international Explorers Club, was featured in National Geographic Magazine in 2013 as a 21st-century risk taker in the […]

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Gulf of Mexico seafood reps tour CCAR

Gulf Seafood Institute representatives wanting to learn how to jump-start an aquaculture hub in the Gulf of Mexico toured several facilities in Maine, including the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin. According to SeafoodSource​, ​the 24 fishermen, scientists and state officials explored successful aquaculture companies and met seafood farmers. Carrie Castille, […]

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Student divers earn awards

A University of Maine 2016 graduate and current graduate student have earned awards, according to Christopher Rigaud, university diving operations manager and Diving Safety Officer. University of Maine 2016 graduate Chase Brunton received the Dr. Arthur J. Bachrach Bonnier Dive Group publishing internship, sponsored by the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society. Brunton will produce content […]

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Learn about consequences, causes of coastal flooding at DMC

Jon Woodruff will give a talk titled “Coastal Flooding: Geological Insight on Causes, Consequences, and Solutions” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Woodruff, a sedimentologist and University of Massachusetts professor, studies mechanisms of sediment transport during extreme flooding, as well as how these high-magnitude, low-frequency events are recorded […]

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