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Fellowship Allows Maine Graduates to Explore Marine Policy in Washington

March 19, 2015

 

 

 

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates.

Jeffrey Vieser, Liana James and Andrew Strosahl join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to apply their scientific background to marine and coastal policymaking at the national level.

Vieser of Metuchen, New Jersey is one of...

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Rising acid levels in oceans imperil region’s shellfish

March 9, 2015

 

 

Rising acid levels in oceans imperil region’s shellfish Changes from surge in carbon dioxide take toll

By  David Abel GLOBE STAFF  MARCH 07, 2015

 WALPOLE, Maine — Something was wrong with the larvae.

Bill Mook noticed the newly born oysters of his coastal hatchery often failed to thrive after heavy rainfalls. The storms left the brackish seawater he was pumping into his tanks from the nearby Damariscotta River estuary too acidic for the pinhead-sized mollusks.





To stay in...

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A New Frontier

February 24, 2015

 

 


University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck is part of an international team that has unlocked an underwater time capsule in the North Pacific that has been monitoring the climate for centuries.

The time capsule is the long-living, slow-growing alga Clathromorphum nereostratum  that creates massive reefs in shallow coastal regions of Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago. These solid calcium carbonate structures have fine growth rings — similar to tree growth rings — which Steneck...

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19th Annual Ocean Bowl Tomorrow - February 7th, 2015 at Donald P. Corbett Hall, Orono

February 6, 2015

 

 

 

2015 National Ocean Sciences Bowl

Northern New England Regional Competition

February 7, 2015

 

 

 

Hosted by

University of Maine School of Marine Sciences

 

Regional Co-Sponsors

Maine Sea Grant College Program

University of New England

New Hampshire Sea Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the University of Maine!

 

The 2015 Nor’easter Bowl is a regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB).  This event is co-sponsored by the...

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Extreme weather Researchers look at the effects of a changing environment on Maine’s marine waterways, croplands and municipalities

December 15, 2014

 


Extreme weather

Researchers look at the effects of a changing environment on Maine’s marine waterways, croplands and municipalities
by Beth Staples

Study, strategize, prepare and adapt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCYjrPenfAw#t=15

Video transcript

Paul Mayewski:
Climate change has always happened. There are natural climate changes and then today, we of course have the dramatically added influence of human activity. Weather in general make, those are the building blocks of climate,...

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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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