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Bayer quoted, Lobster Institute cited in media reports on white lobster

Newsweek quoted Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, and the Irish Times cited Lobster Institute statistics in reports on a white lobster caught in West Cork, Ireland. Only one in 100 million lobsters is white, according to the Lobster Institute. Fisherman Donagh O’Connor caught the white female […]

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Rhode Island Public Radio interviews Bayer about blue lobsters

Rhode Island Public Radio interviewed Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, for a report on blue lobsters. A bright blue lobster was recently caught in Rhode Island and kept temporarily for public viewing at The Lobster Shack, a co-op market and restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island. It […]

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Eos: Earth and Space Science News reports on study by UMaine grad student

Eos: Earth and Space Science News reported on a study led by Amanda Gavin, an ecology and environmental sciences graduate student at the University of Maine. The study investigated the effects of acid rain and climate change on freshwater lakes. The researchers analyzed a subset of high-elevation Maine lakes, which are more sensitive to environmental […]

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Fernandez interviewed for BDN article on Maine soil

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science at the University of Maine, for an article on Maine soil. Above all, Fernandez emphasizes that soil is not dirt — there is so much more to it. With a classification system identifying 23,000 different series across the country and 119 in Maine, […]

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BDN interviews Lichtenwalner for article about livestock parasites

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Anne Lichtenwalner, an associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences and the director of the University of Maine Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, for an article about livestock parasites. In Maine, the two most common zoonotic parasites — those able to move between livestock and humans — are Ascaris suum (roundworm) and […]

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News Center Maine quotes Yarborough in report on blueberry industry

News Center Maine quoted David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, in an article about decline in the wild blueberry industry. With both production and prices decreasing, Maine’s wild blueberry growers face a difficult year ahead. The 2017 […]

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BDN previews ‘Birdscaping Your Yard’ talk by Roth Sept. 14

The Bangor Daily News previewed a talk by Amber Roth, an assistant professor of forest wildlife management. Her talk, “Birdscaping Your Yard,” will focus on planning and other aspects of landscaping, keeping birds and their habitats in mind. It will take place at Moore Community Center on State Street in Ellsworth at 7 p.m. Sept. […]

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EurekAlert carries UMaine release about lobster trade research

EurekAlert carried a University of Maine news release about a paper by researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, focusing on global trade related to the lobster industry. The paper maps the global trade routes for lobster, focusing on the obscured relationships between […]

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Medical Xpress publishes release on older adult wellness study

Medical Xpress carried a University of Maine news release about a study by UMaine researchers about the wellness priorities of older adults. The study, led by nursing professor Kelley Strout and drawing on Hettler’s Six Dimensions of Wellness, found that maintaining wellness across different dimensions contributes to older adults’ sense of independence. The research recommends […]

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