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UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award

University of Maine anthropology and marine sciences professor James Acheson has been named the 2004 winner of the American Anthropological Association's Kimball award for effecting change in public policy. ...Acheson, a cultural anthropologist, author and professor at UMaine since 1968, will receive the Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology at the association's annual meeti...

Maine-based biophysics institute gets funding for first US-based 4Pi nanoscale microscope

Bar Harbor, MaineThe 4Pi Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope is the world's most advanced optical microscope--capable of revealing the nanostructure of genetic material within a cell in three dimensions. The first such instrument is now coming to the United States in 2005, thanks to a $732,624 National Science Foundation grant to a Maine interdisciplinary biophysical research program.... ...The...

Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem may have entered new phase

For most of the past 4,500 years, cod was king in the Gulf of Maine's coastal waters. Today, cod have given way to the Jonah crab with potential long-term consequences for coastal fisheries, according to a University of Maine research report published in the journal Ecosystems.... ... With crabs and lobsters at the top of the proverbial heap, the Gulf may have entered a new stable phase marke...

Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership announced

Portland, Maine -- On Friday, April 23, researchers from the U.S. and Canada will lay the groundwork to create an Internet-based portal that will provide on-demand access to oceanographic data from multiple institutions with tools to combine, view and analyze the data in ways that have not been possible before. ... ...An initial 16 entities will form the Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership at t...

Maine chemist wins national award for research and mentoring

Ronald L. Christensen of Brunswick, Maine, will be honored March 25 by the world's largest scientific society for his insights into how plants capture light energy -- studies he has conducted using Bowdoin College undergraduates as research associates. He will receive the 2003 Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in New Orle...

Japanese shore crabs invade Penobscot Bay, Maine

... ITHACA, N.Y. -- They're here.... Japanese shore crabs, a square-shaped crustacean that poses a direct threat to soft-shell (steamer) clams, mussels and lobsters, were discovered July 13 by Cornell University marine biologists in Owl's Head, Maine, on the shores of Penobscot Bay. The detection of this crab, which has the potential to hurt Maine's seafood industry, means that Penobscot Bay bec...

Sea Grant News: Caulerpa, DNA water quality detectives, Kayaking in Maine

RESEARCH NEWS:... Sea Grant-Funded Survey Leads to Outlaw of Aquarium Plant...... DNA Technology Identifying E. coli Sources; Notes Separate Human and Animal Sources ... Tracking Pathogens Travel Path Another Key To Water Quality Measurements... Kayak Expedition Examines Gulf of Maine While Promoting Environmental Stewardship... Sea Grant People In The Spotlight: NOAA Cites Hawaiian, New Yorker A...

Harbor Branch scientists to study predation habits of jellyfish-like animals in Gulf Of Maine

...... FORT PIERCE, FLA., -- The R/V SEWARD JOHNSON is enroute from HARBOR BRANCH Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce, Florida, to the Gulf of Maine, embarking upon the first phase of a 3-year, multi-seasonal science mission aimed at evaluating the ecological importance of zooplankton predation by a gelatinous midwater animal....... From August 25 to 15 September, 2001, HARBOR BRANCH resea...

Effect of Hurricane Floyd on current water resources in Maine

.The remnants of Hurricane Floyd and other rain in September have ended .drought conditions in Maine, in terms of water resources. Streamflow and .ground-water levels across the state are above normal or normal. Drought .conditions had stretched from the mid-Atlantic states through New England .and into Maine in early September. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) .monitors water conditions by col...
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