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Acheson Quoted in Lobstering Article

March 18, 2010

 


UMaine professor of anthropology and marine sciences Jim Acheson was interviewed for a story in today's Bangor Daily News about tension in the Maine lobster industry as the new season approaches, and how the Maine Marine Patrol is preparing for it.  For complete story go to:  http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/139147.html

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Iron Fertilization Causes Toxic Algal Blooms

March 16, 2010

 

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., provided the following press release concerning an article soon to be published by Charles Trick, Mark Wells and others:  "A design scheme to engineer microalgae blooms in the world’s oceans in order to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels could contaminate the oceans with a neurotoxin, according to a new study. Mark Wells, University of Maine, and colleagues report that fertilizing the ocean with iron, a strategy proposed to boost the...

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UMaine Graduate Receives Marine Policy Fellowship

March 15, 2010

 

Maine Sea Grant has announced that the National Sea Grant College Program has awarded prestigious marine policy fellowships to two people with graduate degrees from Maine colleges, including Danielle Brzezinski, a 2009 graduate of the UMaine School of Marine Resources, who will join 45 fellow graduates from around the country to work on marine policy in Washington. http://www.umaine.edu/news/blog/2010/03/11/maine-graduates-to-explores-marine-policy-in-washington-dc/

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Pettigrew Comments in Fisheries Forum Article

March 10, 2010

 

 


An article in today's Bangor Daily News about potential conflicts between the fisheries industry and offshore wind power proponents includes comments from Neal Pettigrew, UMaine professor of physical oceanography. http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/138475.html

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recent trip to India for the meeting on Recent Advances in

March 1, 2010

 

 Papers delivered by SMS grad students, Charlene Bergeron and Mahima

Jaini were very well received. In fact, Charlene's received the Best

Student Paper award. Our travel and participation in the 5-day

conference was supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology

Forum. We were the only US deligates in a field from India,

Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway,

Israel, Mexico, Canada. Time will tell, but the conference looks to

have opened new doors for...

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recent trip to India for the meeting on Recent Advances in

March 1, 2010

 

 Papers delivered by SMS grad students, Charlene Bergeron and Mahima

Jaini were very well received. In fact, Charlene's received the Best

Student Paper award. Our travel and participation in the 5-day

conference was supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology

Forum. We were the only US deligates in a field from India,

Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway,

Israel, Mexico, Canada. Time will tell, but the conference looks to

have opened new doors for...

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Could carbon credit schemes save the whale?

March 1, 2010

 

It's likely that commercial whaling has released around one hundred million tons of carbon to the atmosphere over a century or so. That's according to researcher Andrew Pershing, who believes that carbon credit schemes could be employed as an incentive to protect whales and large fish such as bluefin tuna.  http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/futures/41872

 

 

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Discovery News Reports on Pershing Research

March 1, 2010

 

 

Discovery News on Friday carried an article on its Web site about UMaine School of Marine Sciences faculty member and researcher Andrew Pershing, who has calculated the amount of carbon stored in the bodies of whales can be compared to forest fires in terms of carbon released to the atmosphere when whales are caught and killed by whale hunters.  http://news.discovery.com/earth/whales-carbon-climate-change.html

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UMaine Scientist Outlines Whales' Carbon Storage Capacity

March 1, 2010

 

 

Comments by UMaine School of Marine Science researcher and faculty member Andrew Pershing about the carbon-storage capacity of whales were reported by the BBC News today.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8538033.stm

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Student Wins Best Paper Award at Research Conference

February 15, 2010

 

UMaine School of Marine Sciences graduate student Charlene Bergeronrecently won the Best Student Paper award for a presentation "Modelinggrowth without age markers in a variable environment: Integratingsize-frequency and tag-based methods in the American lobster." She wasrecognized for this work at the International Conference on RecentAdvances in Lobster Biology and Management Jan. 4-8 in Chennai, India. Marine Sciences graduate student Mahima Jaini also attended theconference and...

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