Over ninety percent of Maine's oyster harvest comes from the Damariscotta River.
Mook Sea Farm in Walpole has been operating along the river for over thirty years and owner Bill Mook is worried about the impact of ocean acidification on his crop.
A team of scientists is investigating whether growing kelp can reduce carbon-dioxide levels in the inland marine waters of Puget Sound. They also want to find ways to market that harvested kelp for food, fuels or fertilizers.
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) has available a 2 year position (with an option for 2 years extension), a postdoctoral related to studies of variations, drivers, and trends of ocean acidification and carbon chemistry in Norwegian waters and in the Arctic Ocean. The position is placed in the research group Oceanography and Climate. Work will start as soon as possible, and the position will be located in Tromsø.
A microscopic organism that forced state health officials to close razor clam and Dungeness crab seasons last year is still around at varying levels in seawater along the West Coast, but isn’t producing much domoic acid toxin, federal scientists reported this month after wrapping up a research cruise.