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Archive: February 2013

UMaine researcher to appear in National Geographic magazine

February 19, 2013



By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Feb. 18, 2013, Posted  6:05 p.m.  at 

Courtesy of Rhian Waller
Rhian Waller, an assistant research professor with the University of Maine, prepares to dive in the Southeastern Alaskan fjords in March 2011.

Courtesy of Rhian Waller
Rhian Waller collects deepwater emerged corals from 100 feet below the water's surface in the Patagonian fjords in Augusta 2012.

WALPOLE, Maine — Rhian Waller’s job as a deep sea researcher and diver has taken her from the Arctic...

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Julia Knowles Selected to Participate in Marine Resources Population Dynamics Workshop

February 12, 2013

Julia Knowles, an SMS undergraduate, was selected to attend the Marine Resources Population Dynamics workshop, sponsored by NMFS and the University of Florida. More info here: The  workshop will be focusing on fisheries sustainability (focusing on bluefin tuna, swordfish and vermillion snapper) and endangered species recovery (with loggerhead sea turtles as a case study).    

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A Photo Opportunity

February 11, 2013



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Climate change causing Rapid Wildlife Shifts

February 7, 2013


Report: Climate Change Causing Rapid Wildlife Shifts 02/05/2013  Susan Sharon Reported By:    

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Council of Maine finds that climate change is causing species and habitats to shift faster than scientists anticipated. The report comes on the heels of President Obama's inaugural address targeting climate change as a priority. As Susan Sharon reports, the groups are hoping their findings will help spur action.

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Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth

February 4, 2013

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