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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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Wahle named director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

Orono, Maine — University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. Wahle joined UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences in 2009. He is based […]

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Undergraduate research for Maine’s marine economy

Diatoms, sugar kelp, green crabs, lobsters and oysters are iconic organisms on our coast. Their roles in marine ecosystems, their importance as fished and cultured species and their responses to changing ocean conditions were topics of SEA Fellows’ research from Casco Bay to Eastport this summer. The third annual SEA Fellows Symposium featured the work […]

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A walk to the water’s edge at the Darling Marine Center

By Hanna DeonThe trees along the Coveside Trail offer a shady refuge from the midday heat. Pine needles and fallen leaves crunch beneath my flip flops as I make my way through the woods, glancing out at Lowes Cove to find a perfect spot to sit by the water’s edge. White bell-like flowers and black-eyed […]

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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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