December 9, 2015
In November, Noah Oppenheim won the best student oral presentation award at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
“Forecasting the future of the American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England: trouble on the horizon?” was the title of his talk.
In it, the University of Maine graduate student in the...
November 23, 2015
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November 16, 2015
Molly Payne Wynne, Penobscot River Restoration Trust, 207-430-0175
Elyse Kahl, University of Maine, 207-581-3747
Jennifer Goebel, NOAA Fisheries, 978-281-9175
After More than a Century, Endangered Shortnose Sturgeon Find Historic Habitat Post Dam Removal
Orono, Maine — Endangered shortnose sturgeon have rediscovered habitat in the Penobscot River that had been inaccessible to the species for more than 100...
November 16, 2015
A graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October.
Ruleo Camacho, who is a pursuing a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy, presented his thesis research, “Antigua’s Community Based No-Take Reserves: Developing a...
November 10, 2015
Marine scientists warn that the future may bring more harmful algal blooms (HABs) which could threaten wildlife and the economy, but that poor scientific understanding limits long-term forecasts.
Understanding algal blooms and how they will impact society was the focus of a four-day workshop — comprised of 11 marine science researchers from around the world — held in...
November 6, 2015
Despite strict limits on cod fishing, the population in the Gulf of Maine is on the verge of collapse because waters are warming alarmingly fast.
By Phil McKenna
Oct 29, 2015
The cod crisis in the Gulf of Maine has been worsened by rising sea temperatures. Credit: Wikimedia
The number of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine has hit an all-time low in recent years despite strong fishing...
October 29, 2015
By ERICA GOODE OCT. 29, 2015
Freshly-caught Gulf of Maine cod in December 2011. Marine scientists say rising temperatures in the gulf have decreased reproduction and increased mortality among Atlantic cod. Credit Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times
Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine contributed to the collapse of cod fishing in New England, and might help explain why the cod population has failed to recover, even though fishing has largely ceased, according to a new study.
October 28, 2015
The director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center says ecosystem-based approaches to restore ocean health provide a flexible framework for marine management and allow scientists and stakeholders to move beyond reactive and piecemeal solutions.
“Ecosystem-based management (EBM) accounts for the diverse connections between people and oceans and the trade-offs inherent in managing for multiple...
October 27, 2015
Story by Colin Woodard/ Staff Writer
Photos by Gregory Rec/ Staff Photographer
Swollen from recent rains, the Penobscot River flows through the area of the river where the Veazie Dam once stood. The dam, along with the Great Works Dam farther downstream, was removed two years ago in an effort to allow salmon easier passage to spawning grounds upriver from the dam. The salmon face a new threat, though, with the increase in the water temperature in the Gulf of Maine. Photo by...
October 16, 2015
Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, is leading a research project to deepen her interdisciplinary investigations of ecological and human dimensions of small-scale fisheries in Mexico’s Baja peninsula.
A $1.79 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human (CNH) Systems Program funds the three-year project.
“My studies of human-marine environment...