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Archive: April 2014

The Search for Answers to Young Lobster Decline

April 29, 2014

 

The Search for Answers to Young Lobster Decline  Written by  Karina Bolster  29 April, 2014

http://www.foxbangor.com/news/local-news/5116-the-search-for-answers-to-young-lobster-decline.html


STATEWIDE -  For the past three years lobster men have brought in record hauls to Maine's industry. Now a decline in the settling of baby lobsters looks to cap the end of these recent high catches.



"We don't have a crystal ball yet by any means," Richard Wahle, a faculty researcher at...

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Agreement reached on deep sea mining

April 28, 2014

 

 

Agreement reached on deep sea mining


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The project will extract ores of copper, gold and other valuable metals from a depth of 1,500m

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Plans to open the world's first mine in the deep ocean have moved significantly closer to becoming reality.

A Canadian mining company has finalised an...

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Top Faculty Awards

April 24, 2014

 

Top Faculty Awards


The University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards for 2014 will be presented May 10 to four researchers in marine sciences, electrical and computer engineering, and computing and information science.

Mary Jane Perry, professor of oceanography and interim director of UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, is the 2014 Distinguished Maine Professor, an award presented by the University of Maine Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding achievement in the...

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With young lobsters in decline, concern for Maine fishery rises

April 23, 2014

 

With young lobsters in decline, concern for Maine fishery rises Researchers believe warming ocean temperatures, an increase in predation and pollution could be responsible.

By Patrick Whittle 
The Associated Press

YARMOUTH – The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.



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Ian Jones - How Ocean Acidification Impacts Lobster Larvae

April 15, 2014

 

Third-year marine sciences major  Ian Jones of Canton, Conn., is studying how ocean acidification impacts lobster larvae, an important resource for the Maine economy.

Jones works with American lobsters raised at UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Center (ARC). The lobster larvae were raised last summer at various pH levels, replicating natural environments and the impact of ocean acidification. Jones weighed and photographed approximately 700 lobster larvae to monitor their growth in these...

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2014 College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Outstanding Research Award

April 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Jumars, Professor of Oceanography, for being selected as the recepient of the 2014 College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture Outstanding Research Award!!

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