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Damian Brady Named Maine Sea Grant’s Assistant Director for Research

Maine Sea Grant has announced the Oct. 1, 2014 appointment of Damian Brady as assistant director for research. Brady, an assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, earned his doctorate at the University of Delaware in 2008. His research combines approaches from disciplines including marine biology, biogeochemistry and […]

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The Ship That Held Up Wall Street

When an 18th-century ship was unearthed during a 1982 pre-construction dig at 175 Water St. in Lower Manhattan, nautical archaeologist Warren Riess was called in to find out how it got there. After a year of fieldwork that included co-excavating the remains of the Colonial merchant ship, as well as more than three decades of […]

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WMTW talks with Mary Jane Perry About Extreme Weather

WMTW interviewed Mary Jane Perry about extreme weather forecasting and research conducted by UMaine faculty and students in the School of Marine Sciences and the Climate Change Institute. The University received a $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to better predict extreme storms. The underwater footage in the clip was supplied by […]

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Mary Jane Perry brings international Ocean Optics conference to Maine

Mary Jane Perry, interim director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, is co-chair of the conference, Ocean Optics XXII, being held at Holiday Inn by the Bay. UMaine researchers and graduate students are well represented. Perry, UMaine marine scientist Ivona Cetinic, and UMaine graduate Wayne Slade are reporting on their work […]

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Bob Steneck interviewed On Earth

On Earth interviews SMS/DMC faculty Bob Steneck about invading green crabs within Maine waters. Clawing Their Way to the Top INVASIVES WEEK: Ravenous and hardy, green crabs are eating up Maine’s softshell clams. How did a crustacean no wider than a credit card get an entire state fishery in its pincers?

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Overfishing may create a new dynamic on Caribbean coral reefs

Dr. Bob Steneck was part of an international study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, that highlights the delicate balance that exists between bioerosion and carbonate or limestone production on coral reefs. This publication entitled:  “Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergency of reef bioeroders as critical controls on […]

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Monitoring Ocean Carbon in the Twilight Zone

Nathan Briggs has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in France. He will collaborate with Hervé Claustre at the Laboratoire d’Oceanographie de Villefranche furthering his study of marine snow in the twilight zone. Read the full media release at http://umaine.edu/news/blog/2014/10/09/monitoring-carbon-movement/

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Remote Research Cruise

SMS/DMC faculty Rhian Waller and graduate student Steve Auscavitch join scientists from all over the country and world participating in a “Remote Research Cruise” aboard the Okeanos Explorer. Rhian and Steve will join scientists from the University of Connecticut at a command center at the Mystic Aquarium (CT), where they will observe ROV footage live […]

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Doug Rasher Receives Mercer Award

Douglas Rasher, a postdoctoral research associate at the DMC, was chosen the recipient of the 2014 Mercer Award for his eye-opening study on Fiji’s coral reefs that provided insight into management and conservation of coral reefs. He  joins influential scientists, and some of his role models — E.O. Wilson, Jane Lubchenco, Robert MacArthur and Joseph […]

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Cruising the Equatorial Pacific – virtually

Dr. Ivona Cetinić, University of Maine Research Associate at the Darling Marine Center, sets sail today as a virtual participant aboard the R/V New Horizon to study phytoplankton in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. All the scientists on this research cruise are interested in the role phytoplankton play in nutrient cycling and ocean chemistry. Cetinić is […]

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