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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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BDN interviews Drummond for article about ordering bees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, for the article “Why the middle of winter is the best time to order bees.” With bee season approaching, beginning beekeepers must think about when to order bees. “You should order them right away […]

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News Center Maine speaks with Birkel, grad student about tick research

News Center Maine spoke with Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, and Michelle Volk, a graduate student at UMaine, about research they’re conducting on ticks. Climate change and the bacteria carried by ticks are helping extend the range of ticks to include […]

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Piscataquis Observer reports on Center on Aging’s Senior Corps outreach project

The Piscataquis Observer reported the Maine Senior Corps, based in the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, partnered with Renys department store in a statewide donation campaign for socks Jan. 5–31. Inspired by Gov. Janet Mills’ inauguration call for everyone to serve fellow Mainers, the “Warm Heart, Warm Feet” initiative showed the power of collaboration […]

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Golet requesting community help with tuna tagging, CapeCod.com reports

CapeCod.com 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 […]

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Birkel quoted in WGME report on climate change, lake ice

Sean Birkel, Maine State Climatologist and a research assistant professor with the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, was quoted in a WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) report on climate change and lake ice. Climate change could result in less lake ice in the near future, which […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine study in article on new Westbrook concert venue

Mainebiz cited a University of Maine study in an article on development of a new concert venue in Westbrook. Construction on Rock Row, a mixed-use development in Westbrook, is just beginning and will include Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, a temporary 8,200-person capacity amphitheater set to open this summer. The venue, a collaboration between […]

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Phys.org publishes UMaine release on blue mussels, ocean acidification

Phys.org 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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