September 2016

Recent publication on larval lobster in a changing Gulf of Maine

Submitted by Rachel Lasley-Rasher on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 22:35

Effects of temperature and ocean acidification on larval lobster development – UMaine graduate student, Jesica Waller, along with Dr. Rick Wahle and colleagues published a paper on the joint effects of ocean acidification and rising temperature on larval lobster development. Their results suggest that elevated temperatures associated with projected end-century warming trends cause larvae to develop faster but also induce physiological stress, leading to increased mortality rates.

Experience the Rare Wonder of Maine’s Reversing Falls

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:44

Along the coast of Maine are places where, twice each day, rivers flow backwards and then forwards in an everchanging diorama of freshwater, saltwater, rollocking rapids and tranquil calms. These are the eight “tidal” or “reversing” falls, found where rivers and bays make a narrow passage to meet the sea.