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October 3, 2017 UMass Dartmouth professor recognized for outstanding service Dr. Steven Cadrin awarded for his contributions to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
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September 29, 2017 UMass Dartmouth opens marine science research facility in New Bedford New teaching, research and policy center built in collaboration with the state Division of Marine Fisheries triples university’s marine science presence in nation’s top fishing port
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August 25, 2017 UMass Dartmouth PhD candidate named runner-up for Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship Megan Winton's research will improve understanding of Cape Cod’s emerging white shark population and serve as the foundation for future monitoring and conservation efforts.
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August 11, 2017 SMAST hosts Tabor Academy high students In addition to lessons on ocean technology, students gained knowledge about the vast career opportunities for aspiring marine scientists.The multi-week orientation is part of an ongoing collaboration between SMAST and the Tabor Academy.
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July 26, 2017 Dahlia Medeiros ’12, environmental scientist and engineer UMassD alum joins Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Waterway Protection Program to help address Commonwealth's statewide concerns
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July 17, 2017 Marine science research on display August 13 Researchers at UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology will showcase work at 2017 Boston Seafood Festival
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June 28, 2017 UMass Dartmouth researchers partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute to improve stock assessment Multi-stage project brings together policymakers, fishermen, and scientists to help identify information to be included in new model aimed at improving existing models and data used to manage New England groundfish.
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June 19, 2017 Balancing conservation and utilization along the US Atlantic coast Researchers at the School for Marine Science & Technology and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries have developed a voluntary program to reduce the catch of threatened fishes
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June 9, 2017 Tracking toothed whale activity Toothed whales are considered key to maintaining healthy ecosystems. PhD candidate Tammy Silva is collaborating with SMAST scientists and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to understand how the species influences the health of Massachusetts Bay.
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June 5, 2017 Tracing sources of excess nitrates in water Mark Altabet, UMassD Professor of Oceanography, has developed a new cost-efficient method for identifying sources of excess levels of nitrates in marine and fresh waters, which will aid water quality improvement in impacted areas around the world.

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