A student wearing a wetsuit and SCUBA equipment is mirrored above and below the water's surface as they learn to SCUBA dive

Students dive for science

UMaine marine science students hit the pool on September 3 for the first session of SMS324-Introduction to Research Diving. The semester-long course begins in Orono before shifting to the Darling Marine Center, UMaine’s waterfront research and education facility on the Damariscotta River. Students are instructed in advanced diving skills, dive rescue, oxygen administration, and research […]

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New Faculty: Kristina Cammen

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this year. Over the next few months we will feature new faculty to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join us in welcoming Kristina Cammen as […]

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Camire comments on white asparagus for Tribune News Service

Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke with the Tribune News Service for a column about white asparagus that appeared in the Portland Press Herald. White asparagus grows in the absence of light under mounds of soil so the spears don’t have the opportunity to undergo […]

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Get a grip

Developing a noninvasive procedure to determine the viability of lobsters for shipping was the goal of a recent cross-discipline research project led by a University of Maine undergraduate student. Matthew Hodgkin, a fourth-year animal and veterinary sciences major from Colebrook, Connecticut, developed a method to evaluate lobster livelihood based on claw strength. He collaborated with […]

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