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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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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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