Researchers Jose´ Antonio Fernández Robledo, Pete D. Countway, and Nick R. Record will be investigating oyster pathogens that impact aquaculture and potentially human health. Over two oyster-growing seasons, they will map the distribution of oyster pathogens and lay the groundwork for a forecasting program.
Senior Research Scientist Nick Record is partnering with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Island Institute to gather information from the public on where and when jellyfish appear in Maine waters. Scientists are asking public to share jellyfish sitings via Twitter, email, and Facebook.
Ten Maine teachers are learning first-hand about the latest in ocean sciences at a weeklong training program at the Laboratory beginning Tuesday, July 21. They will take new information learned in Exploring Oceanography and integrate it into their classrooms in the fall.