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And the People’s Choice winner is … Jesica Waller

For some, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Jesica Waller, it’s worth $500, the opportunity to introduce people to her research through beautiful art and to be published in “Popular Science” magazine. Her photograph of a 3-week-old American lobster won the People’s Choice Award and its accompanying cash prize in the Vizzies, a […]

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Riess receives maritime research award

Warren Riess is the recipient of the 2015 John Gardner Maritime Research Award from the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. Riess, a research associate professor of history, anthropology and marine sciences, is based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Riess earned the award for making a significant contribution to the […]

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UMaine marine science students dive deep in Alaskan fjords

Two marine science students at the University of Maine started off 2016 a little differently than they had previous years. For five days, Ashley Rossin and Elise Hartill collected red tree corals, Primnoa pacifica, from the Tracy Arm Fjord — a narrow, deep inlet of the sea nestled between high cliffs — located just south […]

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Coastal Waters Monitoring Training Offered at DMC

Save the date! The University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole will host a coastal and estuarine monitoring workshop on Sun day, April 10th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aquaculturists, fishermen, researchers, teachers, citizen scientists, coastal residents, community groups and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend. No previous training is required. The […]

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Ocean Acidification in Midcoast Estuaries

A presentation on “Ocean Acidification and Midcoast Maine Estuaries” is being offered Thursday, January 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. The presentation is the result of an on-going partnership between an alliance of local water monitoring organizations called the Maine Coastal Observing […]

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Noah Oppenheim: Lobster presentation best at ecosystem symposium

In November, Noah Oppenheim won the best student oral presentation award at the American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. “Forecasting the future of the American lobster in the Gulf of Maine and Southern New England: trouble on the horizon?” was the title of his talk. In it, the University […]

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Oceanography professor selected to deliver Rachel Carson Lecture

A prominent University of Maine oceanographer will deliver a lecture named in honor of her inspiration, pioneer marine biologist Rachel Carson, at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in December in San Francisco. School of Marine Sciences Professor Mary Jane Perry’s address is titled “The Subpolar North Atlantic Spring Bloom – What Did We Learn […]

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Waller’s lobster photo a finalist in Vizzies

University of Maine graduate student Jesica Waller’s photograph of a 3-week-old American lobster is a finalist in the National Science Foundation’s Visualization Challenge, or Vizzies. The contest recognizes the most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering. The People’s Choice winner is determined by public vote. Voting ends Tuesday evening and the winner […]

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Ruleo Camacho: Promoting coral reef health

A graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center received a Young Investigator Award Honorable Mention at the 9th Florida State University Mote Symposium in October. Ruleo Camacho, who is a pursuing a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy, presented his thesis research, “Antigua’s Community Based No-Take Reserves: Developing a […]

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Gulf of Maine in Distress

This week the Portland Press Herald is running a 6-part series on the Gulf of Maine: it’s warming temperatures, increasing acidity, changing fisheries, what it all means. Journalist Colin Woodward includes the expertise of  several UMaine marine researchers. Read it all online at the Portland Press Herald.

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