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UMaine Researcher Joins Group Examining Potential Iron Fertilization of Oceans

February 25, 2011

 

A University of Maine oceanographer is representing the university in a new consortium exploring the potential impact of iron fertilization of the oceans in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Fei Chai, a professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences and cooperative professor in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, has joined the ISIS Consortium (ISIS stands for In Situ Iron Studies) which is made up of researchers from 12 universities and research centers...

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Bruce Sidell

February 10, 2011

 

As many of you may already know, Dr. Bruce Sidell, founding Director of  the School of Marine Sciences and Professor of Marine Sciences, Cooperating Professor of Zoology and Biochemistry, died February 8th at his home after a brave fight with cancer.  At Bruce's request there will be no formal services.  Friends are invited to call from 6-8pm on Thursday, February 10 at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main Street, Old Town, located across the street from Holy Family Parish.

 

Here...

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Grad students get Sea Grant fellowships

December 8, 2010

 


Two University of Maine Ph.D. candidates, Sam Truesdell and Peter Hayes, have been selected to join the group of Sea Grant/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service Fellows earning doctoral degrees in either fisheries population dynamics or marine resource economics, according to the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.

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Riess discovery noted in shipwreck story

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.

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For Female scientists, discrimination is in the details

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...

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DNA Catching Illegal Hunters Part 1

November 11, 2010

 
by Rob Poindexter - November 10th 2010 11:44pm - Read more Special Reports

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...

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Maine to construct one-of-a-kind fish lab

November 9, 2010

 

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine will build a high-level containment facility for cold-water aquaculture research near the Page Farm and Home Museum.

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...

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Reflections of a Research Community” Topic: Where do sea lice on salmon farms come from and can we control them?

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...

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Monhegan prepares for wind power

November 1, 2010

 
Island residents hope offshore floating turbines might lower energy costs, attract marine life
10/28/10 08:51 pm  Updated: 10/29/10 01:24 am
By Bill Trotter
BDN Staff
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ISLAND INSTITUTE
Dr. Bob Steneck adjusts the drop camera before it is lowered on a tether to survey seafloor communities. The unit includes a video camera, a temperature recorder, lights and laser scaling used to measure body lengths of species identified in the video and was deployed...

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