June 21, 2010
The Northeast Regional Association of Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) has released an analysis of the potential for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster to reach New England waters. An impact is not impossible, but a major impact from this source is unlikely.
May 19, 2010
Scientists and state officials are watching closely as crews try to stop the gusher that is leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico and trying to assess whether any oil from the spill could reach Maine’s coastline.
“Obviously, there’s concern,” said George LaPointe, Maine commissioner for marine resources. “It’s a huge spill, and it’s ongoing. But we’re less at risk than other places.”
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection also is monitoring the...
May 7, 2010
BLUE HILL, Maine — A local man who encountered trouble while retrieving a canoe in Blue Hill Bay last month is recuperating at home after spending a week in the hospital.
Neal Pettigrew, 60, of Blue Hill suffered a stroke while attempting to retrieve a canoe that had drifted from shore the morning of Sunday, April 11, but nonetheless was able to make his way to Long Island, where a rescue team reached him.
An initial report indicating...
April 7, 2010
You're Invited to Attend
Our SMS Senior Undergraduate Capstone Seminar
Awards Recognition Reception
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Capstone Seminar - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Recognition Reception - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
57 Stoddard Hall
Light refreshments will be served
March 18, 2010
Peter Jumars, director of UMaine's School of Marine Sciences, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald article on research at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to use phytoplankton as a potential biofuel. http://www.pressherald.com/news/bigelow-lab-hoping-tiny-pays-off-big_2010-03-16.html
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
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...
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/
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
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...
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...