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Maine marine scientist to explore ‘cold corals in hot water’

September 13, 2013

 

Walpole, Maine — In the wake of dramatic glacier retreat and ice shelf collapses on the Western Antarctic Peninsula, a University of Maine marine scientist will explore how Antarctic corals, which provide habitat for thousands of connected species, cope with warming ocean water.

 

Rhian Waller, an associate research professor in the School of Marine Sciences, received a National Science Foundation grant totaling $381,384 for the two-year project titled “Cold Corals in Hot Water —...

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Consider the Cannibal Lobster

July 29, 2013

 

Consider the Cannibal Lobster

 

Posted by Tim McDonnell and James West on Wednesday, July 24, 2013  

 

In warming seas, even lobsters think lobster is delicious.

Noah Oppenheim’s plan was simple: Rig a young lobster underneath a waterproof, infrared camera; drop the contraption overboard off the coast of Maine; and see who comes along for a bite to eat. The takers, he expected, would be fish: Cod, herring, and other “groundfish” found in these waters that are known to love...

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As green crab invasion takes toll on Maine clams, researchers worry that lobsters are next victim

July 10, 2013

 

As green crab invasion takes toll on Maine clams, researchers worry that lobsters are next victim

Will Graff | The Forecaster
Clint and Andrea Goodenow of Freeport attempt to shut the lid on a bin full of the invasive species known as green crabs caught Monday as part of a trapping experiment in the Harraseeket River.

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Freeport clammer Clint Goodenow pulls a...

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UMaine Marine Scientist Uncovers Erroneous Calculation

June 26, 2013

 

UMaine Marine Scientist Uncovers Erroneous Calculation


Pete Jumars is following the flow.

Specifically, how nonturbulent flow enters pipes, from engineered pipes to clam siphons.

And if the flow progresses how the University of Maine marine scientist thinks it will, a lot of introductory hydraulics textbooks are going to need editing.

Jumars, professor of marine sciences and oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences and at the Darling Marine Center, believes he has uncovered an...

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Polar Expedition

June 26, 2013

 

Polar Expedition


Two professors and two graduate students from the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine will participate in the Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition 2013, an international research collaboration that will study Arctic planktonic ecosystems in the context of climate change.

Married marine science professors Emmanuel Boss and Lee Karp-Boss, who have both participated in Tara missions before, will embark on their first Arctic expedition this summer....

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UMaine Graduates Explore Marine Policy in Washington, D.C.

April 22, 2013

 

   

Two University of Maine graduates are the recipients of prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships awarded by the National Sea Grant College Program, according to Maine Sea Grant at UMaine.

Katherine Farrow of Cousins Island and Erin Wilkinson of Saco have joined 47 fellow graduates from throughout the country to work on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The one-year fellowships provide an opportunity for recent graduates to apply their scientific background to marine...

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Warm ocean waters worry Maine lobstermen, industry

April 15, 2013

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ocean temperatures have been higher than normal in the Gulf of Maine, creating worries among lobstermen that there could be a repeat of last spring’s early harvest that resulted in a market glut, a crash in the prices fishermen get and a blockade of Maine-caught lobsters in Canada.

Temperature readings at selected ocean buoys off the Maine coast have been lower than last winter, but they've still been above normal the past few months. Some fishermen are already...

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SMS Coral Reef Ecology field trip to Bonaire

March 29, 2013

 

Here's a look at what the Coral Reef Ecology field research team from SMS got up to on their trip to Bonaire in March, 2013. Video by Noah Oppenheim.

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Flipped and Locked

March 29, 2013

 

Flipped and Locked


An ecological chain reaction triggered by the boom and bust of sea urchin fishing in the Gulf of Maine demonstrates the importance of comprehensive ecosystem-based ocean management, says a University of Maine marine scientist.

Conventional fisheries management regulates for a “maximum sustainable yield” for each managed species. However, this usually ignores strong interactions between predators and their prey that can affect the entire ecosystem, says Robert...

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Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science

March 19, 2013

 

2013, Oceanography 26(1):98–105, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.08

Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science

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Authors

Annette deCharon  | University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME, USA

Linda Duguay  | University of Southern California (USC), Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, and USC Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Janice...

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