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Krissa Davis smiles for the camera with a body of water in the background.

UMaine Graduate student completes Maine Sea Grant-Native American Programs Collaborative Research Assistantship

Krissa Davis recently completed a Maine Sea Grant-Native American Programs Collaborative Research Assistantship. The assistantship was designed to build research collaborations with Maine Sea Grant and the Wabanaki Tribal Nations in what is now Maine and help train the next generation of transdisciplinary researchers with expertise in stakeholder engagement and interdisciplinary research. Krissa played an […]

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Brian Will smiles for the camera with water in the background

Building aquaculture systems in Maine’s classrooms

Contributor: Brian Will is a Maine Sea Grant 2022-23 undergraduate intern. He has been working with Maine Sea Grant’s Keri Kaczor and Jaclyn Robidoux to support the Aquaculture me! program. The aquaculture industry in Maine has been increasingly supporting coastal communities over the past 50 years. It provides a sustainable livelihood and supports resilient working […]

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UNE graduate student received Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistantship

Cara Blaine has been working as a 2022-2023 Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistant, which supports exceptional prospective and current graduate students engaged in coastal and marine research. “I came to Maine from Rhode Island not knowing anyone, and I’ve met so many cool people who are interested in the same thing that I’m interested […]

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Kelp farm lifted out of water by boat.

Maine Sea Grant hosts 2023 National Seaweed Symposium

Seaweed farmers, regulators, educators, researchers, students, and culinary professionals from around the country convened in Portland, Maine this April for the 2023 National Seaweed Symposium. Organized by the Sea Grant National Seaweed Hub and hosted by Maine Sea Grant, the symposium provided a platform to discuss the status and future of seaweed aquaculture and harvest […]

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Rockweed press by John Ewen

Seaweed inspires art: Q&A with John Ewen

Maine Sea Grant worked in collaboration with Maine-based artist John Ewen, who created 12 pieces of art highlighting seaweeds common to Maine’s coastal waters. Throughout the next year, Maine Sea Grant will feature one seaweed a month via social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Communications Specialist Aimee Whitman connected with artist Ewen to learn more […]

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headshot of Jessica Brunacini with shore in the background

Maine Sea Grant welcomes Coastal Community Resilience Extension Associate

Maine Sea Grant is excited to announce Jessica Brunacini has joined the Marine Extension Team as the new Coastal Community Resilience Extension Associate. In this position, Brunacini will be supporting Maine’s coastal communities as they plan for and respond to the impacts of climate change. “I’m really excited that I get to continue building on […]

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measuring an egg-laden female lobster

Summit convenes lobster researchers, extension agents, students, and more

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI) held its first Regional Lobster Research and Outreach Summit in Portland, Maine this February. The summit, hosted by Maine Sea Grant, marked the first time researchers funded through the ALI were able to meet with other network scientists, graduate students, educators, extension agents, and fishermen in person since […]

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Maine Sea Grant's Annie Fagan smiles for the camera on a dock.

Maine Sea Grant welcomes Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator

Maine Sea Grant is excited to welcome Annie Fagan to the Marine Extension Team as the Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator. Based out of Walpole at the Darling Marine Center, Fagan will support the planning, development, and implementation of the activities of the Maine Aquaculture Hub. “I’m really thrilled to be a part of such a […]

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11 Sea Grant Scholars' headshots in a collage with the Maine Sea Grant logo

Maine Sea Grant announces 2022 undergraduate scholarship recipients

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce 11 students will receive a 2022 Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences to support tuition or other academic or research-related expenses. Scholarship recipients will join a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing exemplary academic work on marine and coastal issues. Awardees will have the opportunity to […]

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Two people (Lauri Leach and her mentor) pose in front of the Capitol building.

Career Paths and Knauss: How the Knauss Fellowship shaped my career

Contributor: Lauri Leach, University of Maine graduate supported by Maine Sea Grant and former Knauss Fellow A friend and I were recently discussing career paths, and she said that when it comes to careers, people can either be eagles or moles. Eagles, with their keen eyesight, can see what they want, even if it’s far […]

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