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Archive: August 2011

NSF site features UMaine research

August 31, 2011

 


Limited Iron Availability Shown to Exacerbate Coral Bleaching



UMaine researchers Malcolm Shick and Mark Wells measuring the photosynthetic efficiency of Stylophora pistillata in shallow water at Davies Reef, Great Barrier Reef

 

It is widely held that coral bleaching occurs when temperatures and solar radiation are high, overwhelming antioxidant defenses in the algal endosymbionts and their coral hosts. Little understood are the biological mechanisms underlying such destabilization under...

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Lobsters Find Utopia Where Biologists See Trouble

August 24, 2011

 


 

Lobsters Find Utopia Where Biologists See Trouble



Jim Young/Reuters


TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING Researchers are calling for steps to restore diversity in the Gulf of Maine, and with it the economic diversity of coastal towns like Kennebunkport.

 

By CORNELIA DEAN Published: August 22, 2011

 

 For lobstermen working the Gulf of Maine, this is a golden age.

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Growing Dependent

Maine lobsters, prized for their succulence and briny sweetness, are so abundant, and so lucrative, that they...

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UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute Open House set for August 24.

August 15, 2011

 
Contact: Anne Langston, (207) 581-4397 or anne.langston@umit.maine.edu

The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The event will begin in the morning at Wells Conference Center and continue in the afternoon at the Aquaculture Research Center and Hitchner Aquaria.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees can register by contacting Anne Langston at (207) 581-4397.

The open house is being...

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