News

  • Professor Jessie Muhlin conducts field work, writes op-ed, and assumes Chair role

    Associate Professor Jessie Muhlin spent the Spring 2019 semester on sabbatical working on her research related to seaweed. Among some of the highlights, Prof. Muhlin was one of an awesome field crew helping Hannah Webber, a University of Maine PhD student, to set up rockweed plots at Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park (see picture). Read More…

  • Sierra James awarded “best poster” at Northeast Natural History conference

    Marine Biology senior Sierra James and several peers recently presented their senior research at the Northeast Natural History Conference in Springfield, MA. Sierra’s poster, entitled “Cardiac response of Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus under acute hypoxia exposure”, won an award for best poster. Congrats Sierra! Here is what Sierra says about the experience:Read More…

  • Professor Alan Verde brings students to the Philippines for Master Diver class

    This spring, Professor Alan Verde brought 18 students in the Master Diver class to the Philippines for a week of intensive SCUBA diving. The students did the diving with Asia Divers at stayed at El Galleon resort. Read More…

  • Catherine Mahoney to intern at Bigelow Laboratories

    Catherine Mahoney, a Marine Science/SVO sophomore, will be working with Ocean Studies Professor LeAnn Whitney this summer at Bigelow Laboratories in Boothbay, ME. Cat and Prof. Whitney will be investigating the ability of phytoplankton to use different forms of phosphorus to support growth. Read More…

  • Christian Pamatian to intern at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    Christian Pamatian (pictured on the right), a Marine Bio/SVO sophomore, was recently accepted to the 2019 Clearwater Marine Aquarium summer internship program in Clearwater, FL. Read More…

  • Maggie MacMahon receives Women Divers Hall of Fame award

    Maggie MacMahon, a junior in the Marine Bio/SVO program, was recently awarded the Women Divers Hall of Fame scholarship! Of the award, Maggie says: “The Women Divers Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of women divers to the world. Read More…

  • Ocean Studies Professor Lauren Sahl to participate in NSF Workshop

    Dr. Lauren Sahl was recently selected to participate in Ocean Observing Initiative Data Lab Workshop, hosted by the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together faculty at undergraduate institutions, who teach introductory oceanography, to learn methods for incorporating ocean observatory data into their courses. Congratulations Dr. Sahl!

  • Seniors finish their senior research projects!

    Ocean Studies seniors celebrated finishing their year-long research projects in December! Each year, students design, propose, and conduct a project of their own design over the course of two semesters. At the end of those two semesters, students present their findings in a research paper, an oral presentation, and a poster. Abstracts from this year’s papers can be found here. Congrats seniors, we are so proud of you!

  • Prof. Jessica Muhlin participates in rockweed research

    Associate professor Jessica Muhlin (shown right in picture), who specializes in marine algae, has been working with University of Maine graduate student Hannah Webber to determine how harvesting rockweed affects marine ecosystems.Read More…

  • Jessica Lindsay
    Jessica Lindsay participates in NOAA cruise

    Jessica Lindsay completed a cruise from Newport, RI to Norfolk, VA this summer as part of her NOAA Hollings Scholarship award. You can read it more about it (and look for your own internship through the Career Center) on our Internships page.