December 1, 2010
A Wednesday Seacoast Online story previews a Dec. 11 York event commemorating the 300th anniversary of the wreck of the Nottingham Galley on Boon Island, six miles off the coast of that southern Maine town. The story notes that UMaine marine archaeologist Warren Riess recovered several artifacts from that wreck in 1995.
November 15, 2010
On 23 Sept., a panel of experts gathered in Washington, DC for a congressional briefing to discuss current challenges for female scientists. The panel members agreed that the current environment of academic science faulty could be changed to better support the career of female scientists, but they were not sure that legislation changes would be the best route for these changes.
The “Women in Science: 21st Century Politics and Policy” briefing was sponsored by representative...
November 11, 2010
With hunting season in full swing, the Maine Warden Service is, again, busy making sure everyone in the woods plays by the rules. Game wardens say the only things that seem to change when it comes to illegal hunting are the methods and technology poachers are using. But I found out it's not just poachers who have expanded their methods.
Often times it starts with a gunshot heard at night. Followed by a call to...
November 9, 2010
It will be the only laboratory of its kind in the U.S. and one of few worldwide, according to a UMaine press release. Construction is expected to start in the spring and take about one year.
The new facility could lead to more U.S.-approved vaccines to treat diseases in fish, frogs, lobsters, sea urchins and dozens of other...
November 3, 2010
Reflections of a Research Community”
Topic: Where do sea lice on salmon farms come from and can we control them?
Who: Ian Bricknell, Director of the Aquaculture Research Center
When: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 PM
Where: University Club, Fogler Library
Sea lice are one of the most important health issues for marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture worldwide. They are found on both the West and East coast of America and it has been suggested that these parasites have a very serious...
November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010
September 15, 2010
Contact: Teresa Johnson, (207) 581-4362
ORONO — A University of Maine School of Marine Sciences researcher has received a $178,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a two-year study on how new fishing regulations in New England affect fishing communities socioeconomically.
The research will inform how future fishing policies in New England can be designed to protect those communities.
NOAA included $18.6 million in its...
September 15, 2010
Prof. Terry Hughes, Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, +61 400 720 164, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Per Olsson, SRC, Stockholm University, +46 737 078 797, email@example.com
Prof. Carl Folke, SRC, Stockholm University, +46 708 450102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance...
September 14, 2010
Randy Olson is an award-winning filmmaker who has a provocative sense of humor and a Ph.D. in coral-reef ecology. Through film, public lecture, and discussion, he will share his humorous, serious, and passionate insights on the challenges in today’s world of information overload of communicating accurate scientific information to people who are not scientists. His efforts in this arena include co-founding the “Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project,” a partnership between marine...