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Kisei Tanaka receives award at Borns Symposium

April 19, 2016



Mr. Kisei Tanaka, a 3rd year doctoral candidate in the Climate Change Institute and School of Marine Sciences, was awarded the 2nd place for Best Student Presentation Award at this year’s Borns Symposium.

In his presentation titled "Modeling spatiotemporal variability of the bioclimate envelope of Homarus americanus in the coastal waters of Maine and New Hampshire”, Tanaka addressed the major outcomes from a coupled bio-physical model he developed with his adviser Dr. Yong Chen of...

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Bayer produces event where stories, science collide in Bangor

March 31, 2016


Stephen Colbert introduced millions to Skylar Bayer’s marine reproductive ecology research.

When “The Colbert Report” aired a mock crime story about missing scallop gonads and a lonely lady scientist performing experiments, the audience laughed while it learned.

That funny, true, personal stories can both inform and entertain resonates with Bayer, a doctoral candidate based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center.

In 2014, Bayer first took the stage at a storytelling event...

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AART Video Projection in Portland Maine based on research from Andy Pershing, Andy Thomas and Hillary Scannell

March 17, 2016



On 3/4/16, ARRT! worked with 350 Maine to project a video about the warming of the Gulf of Maine. It appeared on Mechanics' Hall on Congress Street during First Friday Art Walk. ARRT! (The Artists Rapid Response Team) is a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA). The Projection was done with the help of MECA and Mechanics' Hall (MCMA) and USM's Ci2 SRS. for more info, see

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Journal Article - Alexander Jensen

December 21, 2015



Transactions of the American Fisheries Society:



Sea Lice Infestations of a Wild Fish Assemblage in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean


Alexander J. Jensen Gayle B. Zydlewski, Sarah Barker and Michael Pietrak


to link to this article:

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Noah Oppenheim: Lobster presentation best at ecosystem symposium

December 9, 2015



December 9, 2015   Marine SciencesResearchSignature and Emerging AreasStudent and Alumni Stories  

In November, Noah Oppenheim won the best student oral presentation award at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

“Forecasting the future of the American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England: trouble on the horizon?” was the title of his talk.

In it, the University of Maine graduate student in the...

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After More than a Century, Endangered Shortnose Sturgeon Find Historic Habitat Post Dam Removal

November 16, 2015








November 16, 2015



Molly Payne Wynne, Penobscot River Restoration Trust, 207-430-0175

Elyse Kahl, University of Maine, 207-581-3747

Jennifer Goebel, NOAA Fisheries, 978-281-9175


After More than a Century, Endangered Shortnose Sturgeon Find Historic Habitat Post Dam Removal

Orono, Maine — Endangered shortnose sturgeon have rediscovered habitat in the Penobscot River that had been inaccessible to the species for more than 100...

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Ruleo Camacho: Promoting coral reef health

November 16, 2015



November 2, 2015   Marine SciencesResearchSignature and Emerging AreasStudent and Alumni Stories  

A graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October.

Ruleo Camacho, who is a pursuing a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy, presented his thesis research, “Antigua’s Community Based No-Take Reserves: Developing a...

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Climate change may increase blooming, but not the good kind

November 10, 2015



October 30, 2015   Climate ChangeMarine SciencesOutreachResearchSignature and Emerging Areas  

Marine scientists warn that the future may bring more harmful algal blooms (HABs) which could threaten wildlife and the economy, but that poor scientific understanding limits long-term forecasts.

Understanding algal blooms and how they will impact society was the focus of a four-day workshop — comprised of 11 marine science researchers from around the world — held in...

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