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Oprah Interviews,via Skype, Bruce Sidell in Antarctica

June 5, 2009


Watch Oprah interview Bruce Sidell on the topic of Antarctic glacier melt.

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2009 Distinguished Maine Professor

May 11, 2009


Professor of Anthropology and Marine Sciences James Acheson is the University of Maine Alumni Association Distinguished Maine Professor. Acheson, an Augusta, Maine native, received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Rochester in 1970 and has taught at UMaine since 1968. He has served as chair of the Department of Anthropology and as program coordinator for marine policy in the School of Marine Sciences. He also is a cooperating research professor in the Lobster Institute....

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Dr. Susan Brawley's Research

May 5, 2009


NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON BRAWLEY RESEARCH Tuesday's New York Times has a story ( ) about new research by UMaine Prof. Susan Brawley, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brawley and her colleagues have researched the origins of two invasive species common to northeastern North America: toothed wrack and the common periwinkle. The research as determined that the species came from Britain and Ireland, carried...

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SMS Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

April 30, 2009


MAINE STUDENTS EARN HOLLINGS SCHOLARSHIPS Two University of Maine sophomores have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. Samantha Bond, a marine science major, zoology minor and

honors student from Temple, N.H., and Jeremy Bender, a marine science major and honors student from Saint Paul, Minn., each will receive up to $8,000 per year for their junior and senior years. In addition, they will each have a summer internship...

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UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research debut on NBC news

April 21, 2009


NICK BROWN ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Nick Brown, operations manager at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, was featured in a Monday NBC Nightly News story ( describing aquaculture and its

impact on ecosystems and food supplies.

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Huijie Xue predicts the future

April 18, 2009


The flexibility and utility of ocean forecasts has increased dramatically.  Huijie Xue explains how it is done in this fascinating video from COSEE.

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Finding Nemo in the Gulf of Maine

March 17, 2009


Nemo is running transects in midcoast Maine on a NASA project.  Mary Jane Perry, Andy Thomas and the Physical Oceanography Group (PhOG) are using Nemo to help understand what satellite imaging does and does not see in terms of vertical penetration and horizontal resolution.  This is your opportunity to track Nemo in nearly real time.

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Research Awards Announced

March 2, 2009


Vice President for Research Michael Eckardt has announced the recipients of the 2009 Regular Faculty Research Awards and the Scholarly Materials and Equipment Awards. Recipients are selected based on recommendations by the Faculty Research Funds Committee. Funds for this program are provided by the Vice President for Research (in part, from the Coe, Somers, and Weppler Funds) as part of a broader investment strategy designed to assist faculty and encourage research and other creative...

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Climate change has come to an ocean near you!

February 25, 2009


The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change has released its report.  Be sure to visit the chapter that starts on p. 17 and covers marine climate changes.

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Wednesday, February 18 Gulf of Maine Fisheries Forum with Teresa Johnson

February 12, 2009


GULF OF MAINE FISHERIES THE SUBJECT OF WEDNESDAY FORUM Three experts will discuss "Population Dynamics: Community, Science and Policy in the Gulf of Maine Fisheries" on Wednesday Feb. 18 from 12:10-1:30 p.m. in the University of Maine's Jenness Hall. Scheduled panelists are UMaine Prof. Teresa Johnson, MacArthur Foundation Fellow Ted Ames and Glen Libby of Port Clyde, president of the Midcoast Fishermen's Cooperative. The event is part of UMaine's Environmental Forum: History and Policy in...

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