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Climate change may affect lobster larvae

May 19, 2015


Lobster larvae will grow in environments that will simulate the effects of climate change at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the U.S. state of Maine.
Photo Credit: Jesica Waller

Climate change may affect lobster larvae


Lynn Desjardins |
By  Monday 18 May, 2015 No Comments ↓

Climate change is altering the chemistry of oceans and making them warmer, and that may alter the breathing of lobster larvae, says Jesica Waller, a graduate student at the...

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Climate change impact on lobster already visible

May 15, 2015


Climate change impact on lobster already visible


Lobsters struggle for breath in warming ocean

CBC News Posted: May 15, 2015 10:35 AM AT   Last Updated: May 15, 2015 10:35 AM AT

Lobster larvae have slower respiration rates in the warmer, more acidic waters expected from climate change. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Warmer water temperatures and more acidic conditions seem to make lobster larvae grow more slowly, preliminary studies have found.  A researcher at the University...

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Fellowship Allows Maine Graduates to Explore Marine Policy in Washington

March 19, 2015




The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates.

Jeffrey Vieser, Liana James and Andrew Strosahl join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to apply their scientific background to marine and coastal policymaking at the national level.

Vieser of Metuchen, New Jersey is one of...

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Rising acid levels in oceans imperil region’s shellfish

March 9, 2015



Rising acid levels in oceans imperil region’s shellfish Changes from surge in carbon dioxide take toll

By  David Abel GLOBE STAFF  MARCH 07, 2015

 WALPOLE, Maine — Something was wrong with the larvae.

Bill Mook noticed the newly born oysters of his coastal hatchery often failed to thrive after heavy rainfalls. The storms left the brackish seawater he was pumping into his tanks from the nearby Damariscotta River estuary too acidic for the pinhead-sized mollusks.

To stay in...

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A New Frontier

February 24, 2015



University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck is part of an international team that has unlocked an underwater time capsule in the North Pacific that has been monitoring the climate for centuries.

The time capsule is the long-living, slow-growing alga Clathromorphum nereostratum  that creates massive reefs in shallow coastal regions of Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago. These solid calcium carbonate structures have fine growth rings — similar to tree growth rings — which Steneck...

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19th Annual Ocean Bowl Tomorrow - February 7th, 2015 at Donald P. Corbett Hall, Orono

February 6, 2015




2015 National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Northern New England Regional Competition

February 7, 2015




Hosted by

University of Maine School of Marine Sciences


Regional Co-Sponsors

Maine Sea Grant College Program

University of New England

New Hampshire Sea Grant









Welcome to the University of Maine!


The 2015 Nor’easter Bowl is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB).  This event is co-sponsored by the...

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Extreme weather Researchers look at the effects of a changing environment on Maine’s marine waterways, croplands and municipalities

December 15, 2014


Extreme weather

Researchers look at the effects of a changing environment on Maine’s marine waterways, croplands and municipalities
by Beth Staples

Study, strategize, prepare and adapt

Video transcript

Paul Mayewski:
Climate change has always happened. There are natural climate changes and then today, we of course have the dramatically added influence of human activity. Weather in general make, those are the building blocks of climate,...

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Marine Ecosystem Health

November 18, 2014


Marine Ecosystem Health

Understanding the biodiversity of bacteria associated with marine algae that contribute to marine ecosystem health is the focus of a study led by three University of Maine researchers.

Susan Brawley, a professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences and a cooperating professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, is leading the three-year project. At UMaine, Brawley is working with John Singer, a professor of microbiology, and Benildo de los Reyes, a...

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Academic partnership allows for students to work in Gulf of Maine

November 10, 2014


Academic partnership allows for students to work in Gulf of Maine  

By Chase Brunton
Posted on Nov. 09, 2014,   11:42 p.m.  at 

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture (NSFA) has established a new work-study/internship program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The newly announced internships will allow undergraduate students in the college of NSFA the opportunity to become involved in different...

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Monitoring Carbon Movement

October 21, 2014


Monitoring Carbon Movement

Studying the movement of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean to improve climate projections and understanding of deep-sea ecosystems will be the focus of a two-year research project by a University of Maine marine scientist.

Feb. 1, Nathan Briggs begins a two-year postdoctoral fellowship research project in France that’s funded, in part, by a $194,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will collaborate with Hervé Claustre, a senior scientist...

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