February 25, 2011
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...
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.
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.
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