School of Marine Sciences

Waller quoted in BDN article on sea squirts

The Bangor Daily News quoted Rhian Waller, an associate professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, in an article about sea squirts. Sea squirts, or tunicates, are small, tube-like creatures that attach to rocks or other structures and often live in bunched colonies, according to the article. They are growing in number in […]

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Wahle quoted in Bloomberg article on lobsters, trade war

Richard Wahle, a professor of marine sciences and director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the lobster industry and the trade wars affecting it, and factors contributing to lobster population decline. Wahle’s American Lobster Settlement Index has revealed a noticeable drop in the population of […]

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EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research

Eurekalert and ScienceDaily published a University of Maine news release about research led by Sam Roy, a postdoctoral researcher at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, on decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams, and how, where and when it could be possible to strike a more efficient balance between […]

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heavy equipment deconstructing a dam

Research focuses on New England dam problems and win-win solutions

Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show how, where and when it may be possible to achieve a more efficient balance among […]

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Thomas quoted in The American Prospect article on puffins, climate change

Andrew Thomas, a professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, was quoted in The American Prospect article, “Puffins: Harbingers of climate change.” The diversity of water in the Gulf of Maine has allowed for a range of birds at the southern end of their North American breeding limits, like puffins and Arctic terns, and […]

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BDN interviews UMaine Coral Club

The Bangor Daily News interviewed the recently formed University of Maine Coral Club and gave tips for keeping coral as a pet. “They are insanely gorgeous, the colors they produce. Everybody likes a good fish tank, but everyone likes it more when there’s corals in it,” said Megan Dunnock, the club’s president. “The chance to […]

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Mainebiz interviews Hamlin about sea lice, salmon farming research

Heather Hamlin, an associate professor of aquaculture at the University of Maine, spoke with Mainebiz about her recently funded research on ways to address the issue of sea lice in salmon farming. Hamlin, Deborah Bouchard and Ian Bricknell of UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute were awarded $725,365 by National Sea Grant College, a program of the […]

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Bricknell quoted in BDN article on proposed fish food study

Ian Bricknell, a professor of aquaculture and founding director of the University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Fish food study floated by salmon farm foes challenged as ‘bad science.’” A national organization that strongly opposes siting a land-based salmon farm in Belfast has released an analysis that […]

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Person sampling water for research

Aquaculture projects receive $1.4 million in grants from NOAA

NOAA Sea Grant announces the award of $1.4 million in grants to the University of Maine for two projects to further advance the development of a sustainable marine and coastal aquaculture industry in the United States. The National Sea Grant College Program awarded $725,365 to Heather Hamlin, Deborah Bouchard and Ian Bricknell of the Aquaculture […]

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