School of Marine Sciences

Maine Public to air Skylar Bayer’s ‘Friends in SCUBA’ story

Skylar Bayer’s “Friends in SCUBA” story that she told for SoundBites will air at 7 p.m. March 24 on Maine Public. Soundbites are “true stories told live by local Mainers and nationally recognized tellers.” Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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Fogler Library receives American Kennel Club collection to aid genetic research

The American Kennel Club donated a collection of books containing international pedigree lines dating back to approximately 1860 to the Fogler Library at the University of Maine to support genetic research. The gift was inspired by Laurie Connell, a research professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who discovered the uncataloged volumes in the American […]

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BDN refers to lobster study in article about rising temps

A Bangor Daily News story about how Maine’s climate won’t feel like Maine in another 60 years cited a 2016 study by researchers at the Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The study indicated that baby lobsters may not be able to survive if temperatures in the Gulf of Maine increase by […]

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University of Gothenburg's Sven Loven Center in Tjärnö, Sweden

In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Ellsworth American reports Bricknell spoke at Whole Oceans meeting

The Ellsworth American covered a Feb. 5 meeting of Portland-based aquaculture company Whole Oceans at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center. The meeting focused on explaining the recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) the company plans to use to farm Atlantic salmon. Ian Bricknell, a professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, attended […]

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Golet requesting community help with tuna tagging, reports NewsCenter reported Walter Golet, an assistant research professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine based at Gulf of Maine Research Institute, is requesting the help of community members with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tuna tagging project. The Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Program was established by the […]

Read more publishes UMaine release on blue mussels, ocean acidification published a University of Maine news release about research that suggests blue mussels could be more resilient than other cultivated species to increased ocean acidity and storms predicted to affect the Gulf of Maine as a result of climate change. The research team, which was led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor of aquaculture […]

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