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, email@example.com
Dr. Per Olsson, SRC, Stockholm University, +46 737 078 797, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Carl Folke, SRC, Stockholm University, +46 708 450102, email@example.com
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...
September 9, 2010
NOAA Fisheries staff collecting receiver data from Penobscot Bay
Through the static comes a faint, metallicping! Getting louder now, ping...ping...ping. It is the sound of a shortnose sturgeon, a dinosaur of a fish that is roaming the murky bottom of the Penobscot River Estuary, a species all but forgotten by most people in the area until documentation a few years ago by University of Maine fisheries biologists.
Like warblers and...
September 7, 2010
Contact: Andrew Pershing, Research Scientist, 207-228-1656; Ron Lisnet, 207-581-3779
Decades of whaling and fishing for the largest species have altered the ability of oceans to store and sequester carbon, according to a team of marine researchers from the University of Maine, the University of British Columbia and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI).
An individual whale contains a huge amount of carbon, an amount only exceeded by the largest...
August 16, 2010
LEWISTON — Maine's effort to become a world leader in deep-water, offshore wind power took one of its bigger steps forward in July.
A University of Maine task force is in the process of reviewing pre-qualification questionnaires from 11 engineering and design firms from around the world.
By the end of the summer, one or two will be chosen to pit their designs and working prototypes of scaled-down windmills against each other in a series of tests meant to weed out the weaker designs and...
July 15, 2010
When it is time to reproduce, the male lobster acts more like the male bowerbird than a crustacean.
Diane Cowan, executive director of the Lobster Conservancy, inspects a lobster at the lobster pound at the Lobster Conservancy on Friendship Long Island.
Tim Greenway/Staff Photographer