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Maine fishermen: adapting in a sea of change

Increasing environmental uncertainty coupled with rapidly changing market conditions in the Gulf of Maine raise important questions about the ability of Maine’s commercial fishermen to adapt. How resilient is the industry to these shifting waters? Who is best positioned to adapt and who is most vulnerable? “We have started to explore these questions by studying […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.5 million award to the University of Maine to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, that will benefit marine industries statewide. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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Mountain ice records North Pacific storm intensification through windblown sea salt

For nearly 300 years, winter storm activity in Alaska and Northwestern Canada has been intensifying and is currently unmatched in magnitude and duration over the past 1,200 years, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The research, a collaborative effort between Dartmouth University, the University of Maine and the University […]

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Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of Maine

Summer is coming to the Gulf of Maine, longer and warmer than ever — as much as two months longer. That’s the message of a new research article by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. The study, published in the journal Elementa, examined the seasonality of […]

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Flexible squid movement focus of summer research at DMC

A visiting team of researchers studied features of muscles that control squid maneuverability this summer at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Squid move to capture prey, elude predators and compete for access to mates. The idea for the research sparked five years ago during a conversation among scientists Ian Bartol, Paul Krueger and […]

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Three undergraduates gain early admission to Tufts University School of Medicine

Three University of Maine undergraduates have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Trevor Morin, a microbiology major from Scarborough, Maine; Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine; and Austin Steward, a bioengineering major and Honors College student from Colebrook, New Hampshire, […]

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Environmental horticulture student illustrates the beauty of nature

Rachel Alexandrou, a senior in the Environmental Horticulture program, has been completing her degree’s field experience requirement by working with the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) as their resident artist this summer. As part of the ecology and science-focused Kids Camp, she led a drawing workshop with children ages 5-11 teaching them how to focus on […]

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