Lobster in the news

Wahle speaks with AP about declining baby lobster numbers

Rick Wahle, director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, spoke with the Associated Press about the continuing decline of baby lobster populations. Wahle said the trend of below-average baby lobster settlement numbers in the Gulf of Maine continued in 2021. U.S. News and World Report, WPRI (Providence, RI), News Center Maine, Spectrum News 1, […]

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UPI interviews UMaine personnel about climate change threatening Maine’s lobster industry

United Press International (UPI) interviewed Damian Brady, an associate professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine; Amalia Harrington, a Maine Sea Grant marine Extension associate; and Andrew Goode, a UMaine postdoctoral researcher, about how climate change threatens Maine’s lobster industry and efforts to better understand those possible ramifications. “We’re not too hot for […]

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CUGR announces a record number of student award winners for 2021–22 academic year

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the winners of the 2021–22 Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships and Research Experiences, as well as the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) graduate research fellowships.  CUGR has reported a record number of student projects this year. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this […]

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WCVB highlights UMaine-affiliated lobster research

WCVB (Channel 5 in Boston) reported on University of Maine-affiliated lobster research. The program explored research conducted at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm that was funded by the UMaine Lobster Institute. It also featured Marin Skincare, a startup founded by UMaine alumni Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding that sells a specialty skincare product made with […]

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AP News reports on funding for UMaine baby lobster research

The Associated Press reported on University of Maine scientists receiving $400,000 to expand research into baby lobsters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative awarded the funds, which will help researchers, including UMaine Lobster Institute director Rick Wahle, investigate the relationship between baby lobster’s food supply and both changes in ocean […]

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Lobster fitness tracker research cited in News Center report

News Center Maine highlighted a University of Maine Lobster Institute, Saint Joseph’s College and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve initiative to improve lobster survival in the supply chain by monitoring the quality of their shipping conditions using proptype minatiture fitness trackers.

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Maine research institutions receive more than $660K to study the American lobster

Maine Sea Grant staff and Maine-based researchers will advance a multimillion-dollar NOAA Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI), which announced its third round of funding. Six newly funded research projects, three of which are led by Maine-based researchers, will address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American lobster (Homarus americanus) is being impacted by […]

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MDIslander, Ellsworth American cite middle school lobster project initiated by Wahle

The Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American cited a middle school science outreach program initiated by Rick Wahle, the director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, using public grant funds. When grant funds were expended, public companies Ready Seafood and Red Lobster partnered with the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op to continue the study […]

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