School of Marine Sciences

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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Portrait of Jaelee Vanidestine

Student Spotlight: Jaelee Vanidestine

Hometown: Orrington, Maine After graduating with a marine science degree from Maine Maritime Academy, Jaelee Vanidestine headed to Alaska, where she collected data for commercial stock assessments for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Seeking additional knowledge and skills, Vanidestine returned to Maine to earn a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences. “I applied […]

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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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AP reports UMaine to receive NOAA grants for aquaculture research

The Associated Press reported the University of Maine will receive funding from NOAA Sea Grant, which supports fishery and coastal projects, for aquaculture research. Three researchers at UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute will receive more than $700,000 to work on ways to address the issue of sea lice in salmon farming, according to AP. Another UMaine […]

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BDN reports on collaboration to toughen lobster shells

A new collaboration among researchers at the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was included in a Bangor Daily News business roundup. The researchers plan to work with seafood wholesaler Ready Seafood Inc. of Portland to create an environment where a soft-shell lobster  can turn into a hard-shell one after it has […]

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Wahle’s lobster research featured in Down East magazine

Down East magazine published an article focused on research conducted by Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute. After more than 30 years of ever-increasing landings, the Maine lobster catch plunged 16 percent in 2017, and scientists and fishermen are concerned that it […]

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Morning Call mentions UMaine in article on science company expansion

The Morning Call mentioned research collaboration from the University of Maine in an article about an expansion of Lampire Biological Laboratories in Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Lampire has begun production of lobster hemocyanin, a protein found in lobsters and related animals that has a range of uses in the biomedical field, the article states. Gregory Krug, president […]

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