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Wahle named director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. Wahle joined UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences in 2009. He is based at the University’s […]

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Undergraduate research for Maine’s marine economy

Diatoms, sugar kelp, green crabs, lobsters and oysters are iconic organisms on our coast. Their roles in marine ecosystems, their importance as fished and cultured species and their responses to changing ocean conditions were topics of SEA Fellows’ research from Casco Bay to Eastport this summer. The third annual SEA Fellows Symposium featured the work […]

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Undercurrent News quotes Wahle in article on tariffs, lobster industry

Undercurrent News quoted Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, in an article on the impact of tariffs on Maine’s lobster industry. Tariffs and the related trade war with China will likely hurt the industry, especially if harvest is decreased. The harvest in 2016 was a record high, while […]

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Public invited to SEA Fellows Symposium on Aug. 7 at DMC

Students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals will gather at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 for the third annual SEA Fellows Symposium. UMaine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome participants to the student-centered symposium at 2 p.m. in Brooke Hall on the […]

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American Unagi founder to talk at DMC about eel aquaculture

Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but a lot of the catch is shipped to Asia, grown to maturity, then sold back to U.S. markets. But Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi, keeps some profit here in Maine. Using business incubator facilities at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, she grows locally sourced […]

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Woodruff to discuss sea level, extreme floods at DMC

Winter 2018 in New England was one for the record books in terms of coastal flooding. Portland, Maine recorded high-water levels not experienced since the Blizzard of 1978. University of Massachusetts associate professor Jon Woodruff will talk about “High water, extreme floods and coastal systems” at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in Brooke Hall at the […]

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Explore the beauty, benefits of biodiversity with Dan Perlman at DMC

Dan Perlman Taking time to explore nature with an inquisitive mind can be an excellent break from today’s technology-driven lifestyle. Dan Perlman’s seminar, “Nature and natural history through an ecologist’s lens,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 29, in Brooke Hall at University of Maine Darling Marine Center, at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. […]

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