School of Marine Sciences

New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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Tajvidi, Stoll lead MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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GMRI produces video on Golet’s bluefin tuna research

The Gulf of Marine Research Institute produced a video about bluefin tuna research by Walter Golet, who is an assistant research professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine based at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Golet, who studies the populations and life histories of fish, focuses on bluefin tuna, […]

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UMaine, UNH establish genomic ecology program, Morning Ag Clips reports

Morning Ag Clips reported the University of Maine and University of New Hampshire are partnering to establish a research and training program, “Genomic Ecology of Coastal Organisms.” The program is fundamental for understanding links between genomes and phenomes in natural populations, especially in enabling tidal marsh birds to adapt and evolve in response to environmental […]

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UMaine, UMM marine experts to present to legislative committee Jan. 17

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias marine experts will give a 90-minute briefing to the 129th Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources during its Jan. 17 meeting that begins at 1 p.m. The intent of the briefing is to provide an overview of the expertise and resources UMaine and UMM have […]

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International research team to study effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in North Pacific

The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in the eastern North Pacific is the focus of a three-year, more than $954,000 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant to the University of Maine, University of Washington and University of South Florida. UMaine School of Marine Sciences professor Mark Wells will lead the project, […]

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Forbes quotes Thomas, Pershing in article on Gulf of Maine warming

Forbes quoted Andrew Thomas, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, and Andrew Pershing, an associate professor in the UMaine Climate Change Institute and chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, in an article about ocean heat waves and the Gulf of Maine. The Gulf of Maine is […]

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Forbes quotes Thomas, Pershing in article on Gulf of Maine warming

Forbes quoted Andrew Thomas, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, and Andrew Pershing, an associate professor in the UMaine Climate Change Institute and chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, in an article about ocean heat waves and the Gulf of Maine. The Gulf of Maine is […]

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Steneck discusses risks to coral reefs at Ocean Solutions Initiative in Monaco

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, recently attended the Ocean Solution Initiative convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II. The initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries — Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States — to discuss global and local […]

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