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Archive: April 2012

Oceanography and Marine Biology textbook

April 16, 2012

 

Dr. David Townsend, Professor in the School of Marine Sciences recently had his textbook published and will be using it this fall in his SMS 100 Introduction to Ocean Sciences.

 

Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. This approach works. But existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the...

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5th International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals - Rhian Waller

April 16, 2012

 

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In the last decade the global presence of deep sea, cold-water corals in a range of ocean margin settings has been established, and is still being expanded. The 5th International Deep Sea Coral Symposium addressed new developments and knowledge and took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 1-7 April, 2012.

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Tropical Depression: Hour Saltwater Fish Tank May Be Killing the Ocean

April 16, 2012

 

 

Tropical Depression: Your Saltwater Fish Tank May Be Killing the Ocean

Scientists are struggling to raise tropical fish on farms so that fishers who now poison coral reefs to catch them will no longer be needed

By Sujata Gupta  April 6, 2012 |  |  18







 Photo of Søren Hansen and clown fish Image: Jennifer Muscato Hansen

 

Tropical fish tanks in restaurants, hospitals and homes evoke feelings of tranquility and beauty. They even lower stress levels prior to medical procedures  and...

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Maine Sea Grant awards funding for marine research in the Northeast

April 6, 2012

 

 

The Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine has announced the recipients of the latest two-year research funding awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant Office. More than $600,000 will support nine research projects in the Northeast.

“Science is an essential element of Sea Grant’s public service, and this suite of projects will provide important discoveries that will benefit the people who live, work, and recreate...

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McCleave interviewed on elvers

April 5, 2012

 


McCleave interviewed on elvers

UMaine marine sciences professor emeritus James McCleave, a leading research authority on eels, was interviewed Wednesday for a  Channel 7 (WVII) news report about elvers, the tiny eels harvested in Maine coastal waters, largely for sale to Asian markets where prices have exceeded $2,000 per pound recently.

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Expert task force recommends halving global fishing for crucial prey species

April 5, 2012

 



Expert task force recommends halving global fishing for crucial prey speciesForage fish twice as valuable in the water as in the net

IMAGE:   Demand for forage fish in recent decades has greatly increased for use as fish meal and fish oil to feed farmed fish, pigs, and chickens that people consume on a...  

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WASHINGTON – Fishing for herring, anchovy, and other "forage fish" in general should be cut in...

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