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Archive: November 2011

Working Waterfront features UMaine scallop research

November 16, 2011


UMaine researchers Rick Wahle and Paul Rawson was included in a   Working Waterfront story about the upcoming re-opening of several scallop fishing grounds in Maine. Rawson's work is in connectivity among different scallop grounds, while Wahle has been conducting a study of whether scallop density on the sea floor affects spawning effectiveness.

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Research to prevent toxic red tide

November 10, 2011



Research to prevent toxic red tide6:58 PM, Nov 7, 2011   |     0   comments

Written by

Danielle Waugh



ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After the toxic algal bloom called "red tide" closed nearly all Maine fisheries in 2009, researchers at the University of Maine are looking for better ways to detect it.

UMaine has received $574,028 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop new technology to monitor for red tide.


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New NOAA-funded research to provide early warning of red tide effects on Maine shellfish

November 4, 2011


New NOAA-funded research to provide early warning of red tide effects on Maine shellfish

November 3, 2011

Scientists at the University of Maine have been awarded $201,187 for the first year of an anticipated three-year $574,028 project to investigate methods that would provide early warning detection of the toxic Alexandrium blooms, also known as red tides, in the Gulf of Maine.

Some species of Alexandrium  algae produce a toxin that can become concentrated in shellfish tissue. ...

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