February 19, 2013
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Feb. 18, 2013, Posted 6:05 p.m. at
Courtesy of Rhian Waller
Rhian Waller, an assistant research professor with the University of Maine, prepares to dive in the Southeastern Alaskan fjords in March 2011.
Courtesy of Rhian Waller
Rhian Waller collects deepwater emerged corals from 100 feet below the water's surface in the Patagonian fjords in Augusta 2012.
WALPOLE, Maine — Rhian Waller’s job as a deep sea researcher and diver has taken her from the Arctic...
February 12, 2013
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February 7, 2013
Report: Climate Change Causing Rapid Wildlife Shifts 02/05/2013 Susan Sharon Reported By:
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Council of Maine finds that climate change is causing species and habitats to shift faster than scientists anticipated. The report comes on the heels of President Obama's inaugural address targeting climate change as a priority. As Susan Sharon reports, the groups are hoping their findings will help spur action.
February 4, 2013
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December 18, 2012
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff
Dec. 17, 2012, Posted 12:24 p.m. at
Ed Monat, a seasonal tour boat operator and scallop fisherman from Bar Harbor, has seen a lot in his more than two decades of scuba diving below the waves of Frenchman Bay.
He focuses on finding scallops during winter dives. In the summer, he takes tourists and an underwater video camera with him so they can watch on a large flat-screen monitor as Monat dives and then holds up lobster, starfish,...
December 10, 2012
Advancement of Science
UMaine professors honored for contributions to science
Two University of Maine professors have been elected as Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to science and technology.
Joyce Longcore, associate research professor in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology, and Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences and cooperating professor of biological sciences, will be recognized at...
December 7, 2012
DR MARK WELLS
Dr Mark Wells Solid partnerships form the foundations for success as lays testament to efforts to bridge the gap between nanotechnologies and research on marine environmental systems
To begin, could you offer a brief explanation of nanostructure sensors and their functions?
Environmental sensors, by definition, interact with their surroundings either chemically, optically or acoustically to obtain information about the conditions nearby. The fields of...