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New DMC Merchandise now available

DMC staff, students, and friends are invited to check out the new DMC merchandise, including this warm beanie, as well as other clothing, stickers, and water bottles. All are available through our online store.   

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Darling Marine Center Recruiting Student Researchers: Local Students Encouraged to Apply 

University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting student researchers to contribute to a diversity of marine and environmental research projects this summer. The DMC hosts 25 to 30 undergraduate researchers on the Walpole campus each summer. Student researchers work together with UMaine faculty and other DMC-based researchers on projects ranging from the fundamental biology […]

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Heather Leslie, Darling Marine Center Director, named 2022 AAAS fellow

Heather Leslie, professor of marine science and director of the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, one of the highest honors in the scientific community. AAAS Fellows are a group of scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements […]

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Two students in the intertidal zone looking at rock weed with a quadrat

Fall Marine Ecology Field Research Opportunity for High School Students

This fall high school students of all grades have an opportunity to learn about marine ecology while getting muddy in the Damariscotta River estuary. The Darling Marine Center based research team is inviting high school students to apply to participate in green crab surveys as part of an ongoing community science research program in the […]

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SMS 450: Observing marine ecosystems: A field course in measurement and instrumentation

This five day, field-intensive course will be offered in multiple sections: once in June 2021 and three times in Sept. and Oct. 2021. This one-credit course offers hands-on instruction in instruments and methods for measuring biological and physical variables associated with observing change in marine ecosystems. Students will arrive on Monday morning for course orientation, […]

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Scientists on the Ira C

UMaine, Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Lab co-leading major new project

The University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are co-leading a five-year initiative that aims to revolutionize environmental monitoring, ecological understanding and sustainability of coastal ecosystems. A $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the project, which involves collaborators in research, education, government, community and economic development, and marine-related businesses […]

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Boss instructs students using oceanographic equipment aboard the research vessel. Photo courtesy of Michael Starobin.

DMC ocean optics class builds an international community

In 1995, Emmanuel Boss took a class about Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing. Three years later, he was a student teaching assistant. Boss still keeps in touch with his instructors and fellow students in those classes. And the sense of community he felt taking the course inspired him to teach it, which he’s now […]

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Damian Brady and Chris Davis will talk about challenges and opportunities for aquaculture in Maine, at the Darling Marine Center at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9

Learn about aquaculture challenges, opportunities at Aug. 9 seminar

WALPOLE, Maine — Damian Brady and Chris Davis will present “Aquaculture in Maine: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Seafood Production” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. The two will discuss using buoys that monitor water quality to find prospective sustainable aquaculture sites in Maine. Brady is […]

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DMC interns prepare to feed oysters

Student science symposium Aug. 6 at the Darling Marine Center

Walpole, Maine — Ongoing research in aquaculture, wild-caught fisheries and Maine’s marine economy by University of Maine students and scientists, as well as industry and community partners statewide, will be the focus of the fourth annual SEA Fellows Symposium Aug. 6 at the UMaine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The symposium, which is free and […]

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