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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.


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

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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