Signature and Emerging Areas

BDN advances Wahle presentation about warming in Gulf of Maine, lobster

The Bangor Daily News advanced a free public presentation by Rick Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, at 6 p.m. on July 28. His talk, “Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The Gulf of Maine’s Lobster Fishery in a Warming Ocean,” will focus on past and current data from the American […]

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Media report showings of 3Dirigo in Bucksport, Searsport

The Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced free public showings of the world’s largest 3D-printed object, a patrol boat dubbed 3Dirigo, in Bucksport on July 17 and Searsport on July 18. The boat, which was designed and printed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), is the largest 3D-printed object in the world. […]

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Darling Marine Center hosting ‘Shoreline Science’ series

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a series of outdoor public talks on the Walpole campus on the shores of the Damariscotta River on July 23 and 30 and on Aug. 6.  Attendees can join up to 15 other adults, in person, to learn about ongoing research at the DMC through […]

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Steneck discusses whether lobsters feel pain with The World

The World, a public radio global news program, interviewed Robert Steneck about whether lobsters feel pain. Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, spoke to the program for a segment about British lawmakers considering including invertebrates in a new animal welfare bill that would ban live-lobster boiling. Steneck said determining whether […]

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BDN talks with Mallory, Birkel in reporting on Maine’s extended growing season

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine professor of sustainable agriculture, and Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute, about the impact of changing weather patterns on the growing season in Maine. Mallory noted that it is likely the U.S. Department of Agriculture will adjust Maine’s […]

Read more cites Golet in story about bluefin tuna fishery in Maine talked with Walt Golet, an assistant professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, about the bluefin fishery in Maine. Golet’s research uses data about bluefin tuna landings gathered by fishermen and DNA analysis to understand how the fish tap into habitats across the North Atlantic to feed and grow.

Read more reports on Clifford’s study of water quality around Everest shared a University of Maine news release highlighting research conducted by Heather Clifford, a Ph.D. student with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Clifford found that human-sourced metal pollution transported from far-flung locations could impact the health of populations around Everest’s Khumbu Glacier who use glacial melt water for drinking and […]

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