Marine Sciences

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Townsend leading research as part of NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Research led by University of Maine Professor of Oceanography David Townsend is part of NOAA’s newly announced Ocean Acidification Program. Townsend is working in collaboration with UMaine School of Marine Sciences researchers Larry Mayer, Aaron Strong and Damian Brady; Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire; and colleagues from Friends of Casco Bay, Northeast […]

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Tickets for lecture by famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle available March 6

Famed oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will present “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century” at the Collins Center for the Arts, April 30, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Her lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Tickets are free but must be reserved […]

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UMaine-led group investing over $14 million in marine businesses, AP reports

The Associated Press reported a group led by the University of Maine is investing more than $14 million in businesses and infrastructure to try to grow marine jobs in the state. The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy, which is a consortium of businesses and institutions in the state, is investing $7 million in voter-approved bonds […]

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AP, Press Herald report on collaborative lobster conservation research

The Portland Press Herald and Associated Press reported on a recently published study that found conservation practices employed in the Gulf of Maine have allowed the lobster fisheries of northern New England to thrive during a time of increased ocean warming, while fisheries in southern New England have declined drastically. The study included researchers from […]

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Media outlets share UMaine aquaculture research

World Fishing & Aquaculture and Undercurrent News carried portions of a media release from Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine. The stories indicated that research conducted by UMaine assistant professor of economics Caroline Noblet and assistant professor of risk communication Laura Rickard found that strategic outreach and consumer education could lead to a growth […]

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The Fish Site reports on aquaculture industry research led by Noblet, Rickard

The Fish Site reported University of Maine research indicates the aquaculture industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Globally, the marine aquaculture industry generates roughly $166 billion per year. However, the United States lags in international markets,  and for the industry to grow, there must be a general understanding and acceptance […]

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Noblet: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Aquaculture, […]

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Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome the challenges and increase aquaculture production. […]

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