Events

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Prospective student tour at DMC

The University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences should be on the short list of high school students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in marine science. The program consistently ranks among the best in the nation and draws students from across the country. Prospective students and their families are invited to UMaine’s Darling Marine Center on […]

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West coast marine lab director to speak at DMC

Marine scientist Karina Nielsen will be at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, on Monday, September 24, to present a “brown-bag” seminar. Her talk, “Bringing an ocean perspective to an urban estuary,” starts at 12:15 p.m. Nielsen is the director of San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how environmental conditions and human activities, including conservation […]

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American Unagi founder to speak on eel aquaculture

Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but most of the catch is shipped to Aisa, grown to maturity, and sold back to U.S. markets.  Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi is keeping some of that profit here in Maine. Using business incubator facilities at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, she grows locally […]

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Alumna to give talk on marine conservation

More often, news on overfishing, climate change and pollution appear to be the last few chapters of a tragedy, with our oceans as the unfortunate main character. However, leaders in marine conservation are trying to write a more hopeful, optimistic future for our oceans. Amanda Leland, Executive Vice President of the Environmental Defense Fund, will […]

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SEA Fellows Symposium at DMC August 7

Students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals will gather at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 2-4:30 p.m. for the third annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. The event will take place in Brooke Hall on the DMC’s waterfront campus. University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome participants to […]

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Citizen science and estuarine monitoring seminar August 3

When communities and scientists realized there was a lack of data about ocean acidification along the coast of Maine, local residents rolled up their sleeves, organized a regional partnership known as Maine Coastal Observing Alliance (MCOA), and got to work. MCOA leaders Kathleen Thornton and Sarah Gladu will share the success stories and findings collected […]

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Woodruff to talk about high water, extreme floods and coastal systems at DMC

Winter 2018 in New England was one for the record books in terms of coastal flooding; Portland, Maine recorded extreme high-water levels not experienced since the infamous Blizzard of 1978. University of Massachusetts associate professor Jon Woodruff will talk about “High water, extreme floods and coastal systems” at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in Brooke Hall […]

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Tepolt to give talk on zombie crabs

Everyone loves a good zombie story, but few have heard the one about zombie crabs and parasitic barnacles. Join Carolyn Tepolt, a biologist from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center on July 13 to learn more about  body-snatching, parasitic barnacles discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, that turn […]

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