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UMaine Professors Mark Wells and Carl Tripp's NSF grant

February 6, 2009




Congratulations to UMaine professors Mark Wells and Carl Tripp. Working with a colleague from Colby College, Mark and Carl have received a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to continue developing a sensor that will measure iron and copper in ocean water. Those elements help sustain the growth of phytoplankton, which are important to marine ecosystems and also sequester carbon dioxide. Mechanisms for measuring their presence have wide-ranging scientific implications.

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Is Changing Climate Keeping Whales in the Gulf of Maine?

February 2, 2009


PERSHING FEATURED IN ELLSWORTH AMERICAN The Jan. 29 Ellsworth American includes a story about a recent Blue Hill presentation by Prof. Andrew Pershing of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences. He discussed climate trends and their impact on right whale populations in the Gulf of Maine.



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January 26, 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 Jan. 28 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

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Scientists at UMaine Trying to Fill Ocean Data Void

January 7, 2009


BANGOR DAILY NEWS REPORTS ON UMAINE OCEAN RESEARCH The Bangor Daily News today carried an article ( about UMaine research involving newly developed sensors to measure the micronutrients iron and copper in

the Gulf of Maine. The project, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is important because iron and copper help sustain oceanic phytoplankton, which is foundation of the marine ecosystem and also sequesters carbon

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December 19, 2008


They’re far from a family portrait, but University of Maine marine science professor Sara Lindsay’s images of tiny marine worms have earned recognition by two international imaging competitions. Using confocal microscopy, which uses optical sectioning and lasers to create detailed images from specimens stained with orescent probes, Lindsay took images of the muscles in marine worms that she studies, constructing a three-dimensional picture of how the muscles are layered and intertwined...

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Marine Climate Change Produced by Arctic Ice Melt

November 20, 2008


Andy Pershing of the School of Marine Sciences and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute together with Chuck Greene of Cornell have produced a new assessment and prediction of marine climate change effects produced by ice melt in the Arctic, whose propagation into the Gulf of Maine depends on atmospheric circulation in the Arctic and on coastal currents that form from the fresh water released through the Canadian Archipelago into the Labrador Sea.  For further details, see the press releases...

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Guest Speaker onWolffish Aquaculture - Public is Invited to Attend

July 17, 2008


On Monday, July 28th at 2:00 PM, Dr. Nathalie Le Francois of the Université du Québec à Rimouski, will present on wolffish at the Department of Marine Resources in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The topic of her presentation will be - The endangered wolffishes – the “stone-crushers”: life-history, biology, and cultivation.

Dr. Le Francois is the only person in North America who has successfully raised Atlantic and spotted wolffishes in captivity. As research professor for the...

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International Coral Reef Society Graduate Fellowship Award

July 14, 2008


At a recent symposium of the International Coral Reef Society Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida it was announced to a group of 3000 attendees that Suzie Arnold, a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Biology, received one of their Graduate Fellowships.  This a highly competitve award where Suzie was one of 6 to receive from a global pool of applicants.   Kudos to Suzie!

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Andrew Thomas in Red Tide Story

July 7, 2008


Comments from Prof. Andrew Thomas of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences are included in a Monday Bangor Daily News story ( about red tide, which is expected to be a significant problem along the Maine coast this summer.

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June 16, 2008


Wednesday's Bangor Daily News includes an editorial the current state of Maine's aquaculture industry. The editorial includes references to UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin and the work of UMaine Prof. Ian Bricknell's leadership role in UMaine's aquaculture education and research activities.



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