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Archive: March 2013

SMS Coral Reef Ecology field trip to Bonaire

March 29, 2013

 

Here's a look at what the Coral Reef Ecology field research team from SMS got up to on their trip to Bonaire in March, 2013. Video by Noah Oppenheim.

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Flipped and Locked

March 29, 2013

 

Flipped and Locked


An ecological chain reaction triggered by the boom and bust of sea urchin fishing in the Gulf of Maine demonstrates the importance of comprehensive ecosystem-based ocean management, says a University of Maine marine scientist.

Conventional fisheries management regulates for a “maximum sustainable yield” for each managed species. However, this usually ignores strong interactions between predators and their prey that can affect the entire ecosystem, says Robert...

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Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science

March 19, 2013

 

2013, Oceanography 26(1):98–105, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.08

Concept Mapping Workshops: Helping Ocean Scientists Represent and Communicate Science

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Authors

Annette deCharon  | University of Maine, Darling Marine Center, Walpole, ME, USA

Linda Duguay  | University of Southern California (USC), Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, and USC Sea Grant Program, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Janice...

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Changing ecosystem concerns fishermen

March 18, 2013

 
Changing ecosystem concerns fishermen They're not alone: As Gulf of Maine waters become warmer and more acidic, scientists too worry about the implications for the region's fisheries.

By North Cairn ncairn@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Humans are dumping so much carbon dioxide into the oceans so fast that seawater -- even in the Gulf of Maine -- is getting warmer and more acidic, according to marine and climate researchers.



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Jeff Runge, professor of oceanography in...

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Monitoring the Global Carbon Cycle

March 18, 2013

 

Monitoring the Global Carbon Cycle


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded a University of Maine marine researcher up to $957,871 to improve ways to detect and track changes in the oceanic carbon pool, subsequently allowing scientists to better understand its role in oceanic ecosystems and the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Ivona Cetinić, a research associate in the School of Marine Sciences and the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, is leading a...

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Student Success Stories - Keri Feehan

March 8, 2013

 

Student Success Stories - Keri Feehan

 

Keri Feehan is a native of Lunenburg, Mass., who will graduate from UMaine in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marine sciences, with a concentration in marine biology. She also has been active with the University of Maine Hip Hop Dance and the Darling Marine Center Scuba clubs.

Why did you choose UMaine?
I chose UMaine for its highly reputable marine sciences program. I was really impressed with the program and its student-to-professor ratios....

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