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UMaine eDNA research in Penobscot River highlighted in BDN

The Bangor Daily News shared that University of Maine researchers are using environmental DNA (eDNA) to study the recovery of river herring in the Penobscot River. eDNA is the genetic material shed by all organisms in the environment, which can be collected and sequenced. With it, UMaine researchers and their colleagues are investigating the extent […]

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UMaine representatives participate in SEAMaine Educator Summit

Representatives from the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, the UMaine Lobster Institute, Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension participated in the SEAMaine Educator Summit hosted by the Seafood Economic Accelerator for Maine (SEAMaine).  This event drew participants from all over the aquaculture sector, providing educators with invaluable insights into Maine’s aquaculture […]

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BDN shares Zydlewski presentation at sturgeon at mural dedication ceremony

The Bangor Daily News reported that University of Maine professor of marine sciences and director of Maine Sea Grant Gayle Zydlewski will present about sturgeon at the dedication ceremony for a new mural on the Belfast Waterfront by artist David Hurley, who consulted Zydlewski for background on the sturgeon’s historical presence in the region. The […]

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New findings revealed on how climate change impacts lobster ecology

New information is emerging on how climate change is impacting American lobster populations and their connections to other species in the marine food web in the earliest stages of their life cycle. New research conducted by two graduate students at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) has revealed more information about how these […]

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UMaine receives $3.5M from NOAA Sea Grant to address marine debris 

Maine Sea Grant College Program, University of Maine researchers and partners throughout the state will receive funding for three projects that address the prevention and removal of marine debris in the Gulf of Maine. Using Sea Grant’s partnered approach to bring science together with communities for solutions that work, the projects will support transformational research […]

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