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Marine Ecosystem Health

November 18, 2014

 

Marine Ecosystem Health


Understanding the biodiversity of bacteria associated with marine algae that contribute to marine ecosystem health is the focus of a study led by three University of Maine researchers.

Susan Brawley, a professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences and a cooperating professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, is leading the three-year project. At UMaine, Brawley is working with John Singer, a professor of microbiology, and Benildo de los Reyes, a...

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Academic partnership allows for students to work in Gulf of Maine

November 10, 2014

 

Academic partnership allows for students to work in Gulf of Maine  


By Chase Brunton
Posted on Nov. 09, 2014,   11:42 p.m.  at 

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture (NSFA) has established a new work-study/internship program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The newly announced internships will allow undergraduate students in the college of NSFA the opportunity to become involved in different...

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Monitoring Carbon Movement

October 21, 2014

 







Monitoring Carbon Movement


Studying the movement of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean to improve climate projections and understanding of deep-sea ecosystems will be the focus of a two-year research project by a University of Maine marine scientist.

Feb. 1, Nathan Briggs begins a two-year postdoctoral fellowship research project in France that’s funded, in part, by a $194,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He will collaborate with Hervé Claustre, a senior scientist...

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Current Biology Vol 24 No. 22 R2 - Interview with Dr. Robert Steneck

October 16, 2014

 

Current Biology is widely valued among life scientists for its unique blend of important research papers and informed, lively commentary.  5-Year Impact Factor: 10.227.

 

Bob Steneck

Bob Steneck is professor of marine biology, oceanography and marine policy in University of Maine’s, School of Marine Sciences. He is a marine ecologist whose ‘laboratories’ includecoral reefs in the Caribbean and Indopacific oceans and kelp forests of the North Atlantic and North Pacific 

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Going Deep

October 14, 2014

 

Going Deep


When planning a trip, travelers often consider their destinations’ peak tourist seasons and weather.

Rhian Waller schedules her voyages around whale migration, glacial melting and ocean clarity.

This spring, the associate research professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences will be chief scientist on an expedition to explore, map and survey underwater habitats and ecosystems of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (GBNP) in Alaska.

Waller has been...

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Researchers discover ‘spectacular’ coral formations in the Gulf of Maine

September 11, 2014

 

Researchers discover ‘spectacular’ coral formations in the Gulf of Maine




Gulf of Maine Deep Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UCONN, NOAA Fisheries, UMAINE
Pollock and herring swim past newly discovered Primnoa coral in the Schoodic Ridges area of the Gulf of Maine earlier this summer.

Gulf of Maine Deep Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UCONN, NOAA Fisheries, UMAINE
Herring swim past Primnoa coral in the Schoodic Ridges area of the Gulf of Maine earlier this summer. Red dots in the photo are...

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Gulf of Maine warming faster than 99% of world's oceans: study

September 4, 2014

 




Gulf of Maine warming faster than 99% of world's oceans: study

 

Long-established species of commercial fish departing for colder waters

By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Posted: Sep 03, 2014 9:22 AM AT   Last Updated: Sep 03, 2014 10:30 AM AT






The warmer water has created ideal conditions for lobsters and contributed to an overabundance in recent years, causing prices to tumble to their lowest point in nearly two decades in Maine, says Bob Steneck, a professor at the...

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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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