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Canoeist did not capsize, but suffered stroke

May 7, 2010

 
5/7/10
By Rich Hewitt
BDN Staff

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...

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SMS Undergraduate Capstone Seminar and Awards Recognition Reception

April 7, 2010

 

You're Invited to Attend

Our SMS Senior Undergraduate Capstone Seminar

and

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

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Jumars Comments in Algae-to-Biofuel Article

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

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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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