Wahle Lab in the News
October 2019 — Scientists predict Maine’s lobster boom will end within 5 years Read the article here
— New studies attribute warming waters, local differences in oceanography to rise and fall of American lobster populations in the Gulf of Maine Read the article here
September 2019 — Numerous UMaine and UMM experts tapped for Maine Climate Council, a subcommittee and working groups Read the article here
—What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry Watch the video here
— Huntsberger earns master’s degree for research exploring growth, aging of Jonah crabs Read the article here
— Maine Sea Grant, UMaine advance $2M initiative aimed at increasing resilience in the lobster fishery Read the article here
— Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction Read the article here
August 2019 — $20 million grant awarded for Maine Environmental DNA initiative to support coastal ecosystems Read the article here
— Changing climate boosts Maine lobster industry — for now Read the article here
— How Long Will Maine’s Lobster Boom Last? Watch the video here
— Baby Lobster Numbers Spell Trouble for Shellfish Population. Read the article here
June 2019 — From coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research. Read the article here
January 2019 — Ghost fishing off Long Islands coast. Read the article here
December 2018 — Former Wahle lab grad student working with Dungeness crab fishermen to take legal action against big oil. Read about Noah’s work here
November 2018 — More on the trade war with China and lobster tariffs. Read the Bloomberg article here
October 2018 — “Interview with Chinese Central Television CCTV. Lobster tariffs and the trade war with China.”
Watch it here
September 2018 — Offshore settlement and alternative medicine in Maine’s lobster industry:
July 2018 — Ocean Acidification Findings: Maine Lobster
June 2018 — Climate change brought a lobster boom. Now it could cause a bust. NY Times.
April 2018 — With the first significant decrease in lobster landings in years; is the fishery in trouble?
March 2018 — A local dealer’s choice to get involved:
January 2018 — Is the lobster industry past it’s prime?
November 2017 — Summer intern Abby Shaughnessy makes the Portland Press Herald with a spotlight on her capstone project! Find the article and video here.
“TV Interview with ICI Radio-Canada (in French). Lobster range advances northward in Canadian waters“
Click here to check it out (French Broadcast)!
June 2017 — For anyone that missed this year’s ICWL Conference in Portland, be sure to listen in on the WCSH 6 – Portland story featuring our very own Rick Wahle and collaborator Curt Brown of Ready Seafood. The Wahle lab and ICWL conference also received a lot of press post-conference which can be found in the links below:
April 2017 — Rick, Jes Waller and David Fields are featured in this Weather.com article on climate change in Maine.
November 2016 — Skylar co-writes a Maine Sea Grant blog post on her latest scallop genetic research in collaboration with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
August 2016 — Skylar published her first dissertation chapter in Marine Ecology Progress Series. UMaine and Skylar wrote about it here.
February 2016 — Jesica’s photo won the people’s choice for the Vizzies, a competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science magazine. Check out the article by the Portland Press Herald here.
December 2015 — Noah won the best student oral presentation award at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. UMaine wrote about it here.
May 2015 — Jesica, Noah and Skylar all win awards at UMaine and make it into the Boothbay Register.