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Bill Nemitz: Maine scientist discovers lobster-eat-lobster world Cannibal lobsters? They're real, and a local scientist caught them on video.

December 3, 2012

 

November 30  

Bill Nemitz: Maine scientist discovers lobster-eat-lobster worldCannibal lobsters? They're real, and a local scientist caught them on video.

By Bill Nemitz bnemitz@mainetoday.com
Columnist

 

One minute, Noah Oppenheim was firing up his camera on the ocean floor just off Pemaquid Point in the midcoast of Maine. The next, he was the first human witness to an underwater crime in progress.

 



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Noah Oppenheim

John Patriquin / Staff Photographer


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Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast

December 3, 2012

 

Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast




MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF by 




December 03, 2012 11:04 AM




Step back, lobsters coming through!

This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices plummeted. Many fishermen tied up their boats, and a price war even broke out between Canadian and Maine seafood distributors.

But lobster-loving New Englanders...

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Top lobster scientists gather in Maine

November 27, 2012

 

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - NOVEMBER 26, 2012 AT 12:07 P.M.

 

PORTLAND, Maine — On the heels of a summer that featured a potentially record-breaking lobster haul in Maine and Canada and a crash in wholesale prices, top lobster scientists are meeting in Maine to look at fundamental changes that have affected lobsters in recent years.

The Maine Sea Grant program is hosting a conference in Portland focusing on things such as warming ocean temperatures, the changing food web and...

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A Rogue Climate Experiment Outrages Scientists

October 22, 2012

 



A California businessman chartered a fishing boat in July, loaded it with 100 tons of iron dust and cruised through Pacific waters off western Canada, spewing his cargo into the sea in an ecological experiment that has outraged scientists and government officials.

 

The entrepreneur, whose foray came to light only this week, even duped the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States into lending him ocean-monitoring buoys for the project.

Canada’s environment...

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Engineering Literacy for Undergraduates in Marine Science: A Case for Hands On

August 28, 2012

 

A recent article published in Oceanography by Emmanuel Boss.  See link below for story.

 

http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/25-2_boss.html

 

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Maine Space Grant fellowship awarded

August 28, 2012

 

 

Kerstin Cullen, an SMS Oceanography graduate student working with Andrew Thomas was awarded a 2012 Maine Space Grant graduate fellowship for her project "Time and space variability of phytoplankton biomass on the Gulf of Alaska shelf: links to dominant forcing mechanisms". Maine Space Grant fellowships are awarded using NASA funds for research that helps NASA fulfill its mission.

 

A description of the project is available here.

 

Time and space variability of phytoplankton...

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Patagonian Fjords: Finding Corals and Surprises

August 16, 2012

 

Dr. Rhian Waller is a professor of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center (University of Maine, USA) and specializes in the ecology of deep-sea and cold-water organisms, particularly corals. Rhian has led or participated in over 40 international research and exploration cruises and expeditions to some of the most remote parts of the planet, and has published over 30 scientific papers and book chapters in her 9 year career. She is passionate about educating the next generation of...

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Maine leads nation with first commercial, grid-tied tidal turbine

August 16, 2012

 

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/25/business/maine-leads-nation-with-first-commercial-grid-tied-tidal-turbine/?ref=videos  

 

Maine was at the center of green energy Tuesday as the Ocean Renewable Power Co. launched a major tidal energy project in Cobscook Bay, which is connected to the Bay of Fundy, famous for its tides. The first of several turbines was to be lowered into the water, and the goal is that it will start cranking out the power by Sept. 1.

Natural Resources Defense...

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Discovery in the North Atlantic

July 10, 2012

 

Discovery in the North Atlantic


Scientists Discover Eddies Trigger Phytoplankton Blooms in the North Atlantic

 

The spring phytoplankton bloom in the subpolar North Atlantic can begin up to 30 days earlier than previously thought as the result of eddies stratifying the near-surface waters, according to the results of a study reported today in the journal Science and announced by the National Science Foundation.

The discovery has implications for the Gulf of Maine, which is fed by the waters of...

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Pettigrew in AP article on new marine research vehicle

May 7, 2012

 


Neal Pettigrew, a professor of physical oceanography at the University of Maine, was interviewed for an Associated Press article in the Portland Press Herald  about a new unmanned ocean research vehicle, Wave Glider, launched Thursday near Monhegan Island in the Gulf of Maine. A result of a collaboration between UMaine's School of Marine Sciences and Wave Glider manufacturer Liquid Robotics Inc. in California, and coordinated by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, the robotic...

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