June 26, 2013
UMaine Marine Scientist Uncovers Erroneous Calculation
Pete Jumars is following the flow.
Specifically, how nonturbulent flow enters pipes, from engineered pipes to clam siphons.
And if the flow progresses how the University of Maine marine scientist thinks it will, a lot of introductory hydraulics textbooks are going to need editing.
Jumars, professor of marine sciences and oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences and at the Darling Marine Center, believes he has uncovered an...
June 26, 2013
Two professors and two graduate students from the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine will participate in the Tara Oceans Polar Circle Expedition 2013, an international research collaboration that will study Arctic planktonic ecosystems in the context of climate change.
Married marine science professors Emmanuel Boss and Lee Karp-Boss, who have both participated in Tara missions before, will embark on their first Arctic expedition this summer....
April 22, 2013
Two University of Maine graduates are the recipients of prestigious Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships awarded by the National Sea Grant College Program, according to Maine Sea Grant at UMaine.
Katherine Farrow of Cousins Island and Erin Wilkinson of Saco have joined 47 fellow graduates from throughout the country to work on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The one-year fellowships provide an opportunity for recent graduates to apply their scientific background to marine...
April 15, 2013
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ocean temperatures have been higher than normal in the Gulf of Maine, creating worries among lobstermen that there could be a repeat of last spring’s early harvest that resulted in a market glut, a crash in the prices fishermen get and a blockade of Maine-caught lobsters in Canada.
Temperature readings at selected ocean buoys off the Maine coast have been lower than last winter, but they've still been above normal the past few months. Some fishermen are already...
March 29, 2013
Here's a look at what the Coral Reef Ecology field research team from SMS got up to on their trip to Bonaire in March, 2013. Video by Noah Oppenheim.
March 29, 2013
Flipped and Locked
An ecological chain reaction triggered by the boom and bust of sea urchin fishing in the Gulf of Maine demonstrates the importance of comprehensive ecosystem-based ocean management, says a University of Maine marine scientist.
Conventional fisheries management regulates for a “maximum sustainable yield” for each managed species. However, this usually ignores strong interactions between predators and their prey that can affect the entire ecosystem, says Robert...
March 19, 2013
2013, Oceanography 26(1):98–105, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.08Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science
Annette deCharon | University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME, USA
Linda Duguay | University of Southern California (USC), Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, and USC Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 18, 2013
Humans are dumping so much carbon dioxide into the oceans so fast that seawater -- even in the Gulf of Maine -- is getting warmer and more acidic, according to marine and climate researchers.
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Jeff Runge, professor of oceanography in...
March 18, 2013
Monitoring the Global Carbon Cycle
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a University of Maine marine researcher up to $957,871 to improve ways to detect and track changes in the oceanic carbon pool, subsequently allowing scientists to better understand its role in oceanic ecosystems and the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Ivona CetiniÄ, a research associate in the School of Marine Sciences and the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, is leading a...
March 8, 2013
Student Success Stories - Keri Feehan
Keri Feehan is a native of Lunenburg, Mass., who will graduate from UMaine in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, with a concentration in marine biology. She also has been active with the University of Maine Hip Hop Dance and the Darling Marine Center Scuba clubs.
Why did you choose UMaine?
I chose UMaine for its highly reputable marine sciences program. I was really impressed with the program and its student-to-professor ratios....