School of Marine Sciences

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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Marine scientists to examine plankton in Pacific Ocean’s ‘twilight zone’

University of Maine scientists are part of an interdisciplinary research team equipped with advanced underwater robotics and analytical instrumentation that will set sail in August from Seattle to the northeastern Pacific Ocean. They’ll examine the life and death of plankton — microscopic organisms that are the base of the ocean food web and play a […]

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Thomas, Klein videos online as part of Maine Science Festival playlist

The 5-Minute Genius videos from this year’s Maine Science Festival are online. The playlist includes the presentations of two members of the University of Maine community — Andrew Thomas of the School of Marine Sciences, talking about “Tracking Ocean Climate Change,” and Sharon Klein of the School of Economics on “The Many Sciences of Solar […]

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The secret life of lobster (trade): Could we be in hot water?

In a paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, map the global trade routes for lobster and quantify the effect they have on obscuring the relation between those who catch the valuable crustacean […]

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Thomas quoted in Hakai Magazine article on puffins

Hakai Magazine quoted Andrew Thomas, a professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, in an article on puffins and the challenges they face following reintroduction to the Gulf of Maine. Atlantic puffins were wiped out in the Gulf of Maine in 1887, and reintroduced slowly beginning in the 1970s. But now the birds face […]

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Press Herald quotes Stoll in article on lobster tariff

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Joshua Stoll, a research professor in marine sciences at the University of Maine, for an article on the impact that China’s proposed tariff on U.S. lobster could have on Maine. The 25 percent tariff would drive down prices of U.S. lobster, affecting everyone connected to the industry — which in […]

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Community invited to engage, explore, experience ocean research at DMC

The Darling Marine Center invites community members to learn how the center helps connect people with the ocean by taking a public tour and attending summer science seminars. Free public tours of the DMC’s waterfront facilities and research labs begin Wednesday, June 27 and occur weekly from July 11 to Aug. 15. There is no […]

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