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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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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


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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