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Archive: February 2009

Climate change has come to an ocean near you!

February 25, 2009


The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change has released its report.  Be sure to visit the chapter that starts on p. 17 and covers marine climate changes.

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Wednesday, February 18 Gulf of Maine Fisheries Forum with Teresa Johnson

February 12, 2009


GULF OF MAINE FISHERIES THE SUBJECT OF WEDNESDAY FORUM Three experts will discuss "Population Dynamics: Community, Science and Policy in the Gulf of Maine Fisheries" on Wednesday Feb. 18 from 12:10-1:30 p.m. in the University of Maine's Jenness Hall. Scheduled panelists are UMaine Prof. Teresa Johnson, MacArthur Foundation Fellow Ted Ames and Glen Libby of Port Clyde, president of the Midcoast Fishermen's Cooperative. The event is part of UMaine's Environmental Forum: History and Policy in...

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UMaine Professors Mark Wells and Carl Tripp's NSF grant

February 6, 2009




Congratulations to UMaine professors Mark Wells and Carl Tripp. Working with a colleague from Colby College, Mark and Carl have received a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to continue developing a sensor that will measure iron and copper in ocean water. Those elements help sustain the growth of phytoplankton, which are important to marine ecosystems and also sequester carbon dioxide. Mechanisms for measuring their presence have wide-ranging scientific implications.

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Is Changing Climate Keeping Whales in the Gulf of Maine?

February 2, 2009


PERSHING FEATURED IN ELLSWORTH AMERICAN The Jan. 29 Ellsworth American includes a story about a recent Blue Hill presentation by Prof. Andrew Pershing of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences. He discussed climate trends and their impact on right whale populations in the Gulf of Maine.



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