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U.S. energy official, researchers visit offshore wind site

June 14, 2011

 

 


Gabor Degre | BDN
Peter Jumars, the director of School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, talks about an observation buoy at the future site of an offshore wind energy test turbine about two miles south of Monhegan Island during a tour of the area Monday. On the left is Dr. Christopher Hart of the U.S. Department of Energy on the right is Peter Browne of HDR Enigineering. Buy Photo

By Matt Wickenheiser, BDN Staff

June 13, 2011, Posted  10:11 p.m.  at 
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Corals in the Drake Passage - NBP11-03 Expedition

June 7, 2011

 

9th May - 11th June 2011

 

Home The Project Investigators Technicians Interviews Ask a Scientist Cruise Track Funding Daily Photo


MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Packing Dos and Don’ts, Wishes and Wants

June 5th 


As we wrap up NBP1103, I thought it would be fun to apply our newfound Antarctic expertise to reflect on what each of packed for this trip. What did people pack that they subsequently didn’t need? Were there items left at home that are now desperately desired? What about...

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Corals in the Drake Passage - NBP11-03 Expedition

June 7, 2011

 

9th May - 11th June 2011

 

Home The Project Investigators Technicians Interviews Ask a Scientist Cruise Track Funding Daily Photo


MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Packing Dos and Don’ts, Wishes and Wants

June 5th 


As we wrap up NBP1103, I thought it would be fun to apply our newfound Antarctic expertise to reflect on what each of packed for this trip. What did people pack that they subsequently didn’t need? Were there items left at home that are now desperately desired? What about...

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Newspaper profiles tropical fish business

May 23, 2011

 

 A Bangor Daily News story describes Sea and Reef Aquaculture, a tropical fish-breeding business created by UMaine graduate Soren Hansen.  Based at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, the company has grown from an idea created by Hansen and Chad Callan when they were UMaine graduate students.  The story includes comments from Prof. Dave Townsend of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences, who worked closely with Hansen and Callan as they began to develop...

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Drake Passage

May 4, 2011

 

Dr's Laura Robinson (WHOI) and Rhian Waller (UMaine) are leading a group of scientists and students to examine corals in the Drake Passage between the 9th May - 15th June. The primary goal of the cruise is to locate fossil and live populations of cold-water corals in this area to further understand climate, biogeography and connectivity across the Drake Passage through time.  Sebastian Velez,current undergrad student, and Chris Roy, current grad student, are participating in this cruise...

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Study Says Elusive Industry Input Critical for Squid Management

May 3, 2011

 
If you want to know how the fishing is, ask a person who fishes. That’s the gist of a University of Maine study of cooperative research efforts in the nation’s Illex squid fishery.

Teresa Johnson, an assistant professor of marine policy in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, concludes in a recent research paper that the preservation and protection of both the species and those who catch squid for a living depends on cooperation among scientists and those who do the...

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SMS Students receive Graduate School awards

April 26, 2011

 

The University of Maine Graduate School has announced its awards for the 2011-2012 academic year, and two Marine Biology students are among the recipients. 

 

Beth Campbell  (M.S. student) was awarded one of ten Chase Distinguished Research Assistantships. Winners for this highly competitive award are selected from nominees enrolled in graduate programs across the University based on their academic performance, research plan, and faculty letter of support. Advised by Sara Lindsay,...

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Scientists Look to Rebuild Maine’s Sea Urchin Industry

April 22, 2011

 

WRITTEN BY STEPHEN RAPPAPORT     THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011 AT 7:26 AM

FRANKLIN — They don’t have horns or shaggy tails but, like Black Angus cattle, green sea urchins may be a candidate for ranching — sea ranching.


At the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, graduate student Pamelia Fraungruber, biologist Steve Eddy and director Nick Brown check out a fiberglass raceway filled with green sea urchins grown at the facility.


 

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Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced

April 21, 2011

 
The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced winners of this year’s second annual Undergraduate Research & Academic Showcase held last week. Nine awards were made after consideration of more than 50 research projects presented as end-of-the year capstone exhibits or displays. The research represents disciplines from across campus.

Poster winners were:
1st – Samantha Bond (Marine Sciences, Adviser – Lee Karp Boss), “Effects of Nutrient Availability...

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Kinnison interviewed for New Science magazine article

April 19, 2011

 

Kinnison interviewed for New Science magazine article  

UMaine faculty member Michael Kinnison of the School of Biology and Ecology and the School of Marine Sciences, who researches evolutionary biology, was quoted extensively in the cover story, "Evolution in the Fast Lane," of the April 2 edition of New Science magazine.  In the article on the rapid evolution of some species, Kinnison says that more and more species are adapting to changing environmental conditions faster than once...

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