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UMaine researcher to appear in National Geographic magazine

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...

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Julia Knowles Selected to Participate in Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop

February 12, 2013

Julia Knowles, an SMS undergraduate, was selected to attend the Marine Resources Population Dynamics workshop, sponsored by NMFS and the University of Florida. More info here: The  workshop will be focusing on fisheries sustainability (focusing on bluefin tuna, swordfish and vermillion snapper) and endangered species recovery (with loggerhead sea turtles as a case study).    

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A Photo Opportunity

February 11, 2013



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Climate change causing Rapid Wildlife Shifts

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.

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Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth

February 4, 2013

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Alarmingly warm water in Gulf of Maine bringing changes

December 18, 2012



By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff
Dec. 17, 2012, Posted  12:24 p.m.  at 

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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,...

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UMaine's Newest AAAs Fellows

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...

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Advancing marine monitoring capabilities

December 7, 2012





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...

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