Steneck to present at Earth Optimism Summit

By nature, Bob Steneck is an glass-half-full kind of guy. The University of Maine marine ecologist will join other hopeful scientists, environmentalists, civic leaders and media from around the world at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day weekend. He’ll be one of the approximately 250 speakers to share examples of […]

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DMC divers have ‘time of their life’ under the ice

A hole in the ice is not just a sign of the traditional Maine ice fishermen. It’s also a passageway to a beautiful underwater world that requires confidence and a special set of skills to safely explore. A group of divers from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center took the plunge, training as ice […]

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Wahle, Huntsburger and Kilada

DMC research aims to validate lobster aging technique

Dr. Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl Huntsberger are testing a new technique for aging lobsters at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wahle pointed out that unlike fish, mollusks and trees, lobsters and other crustaceans molt, casting off their skeletons and discarding any outer signs of growth bands. That means a […]

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Author of “Tides” to speak at the Darling Marine Center

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a book signing and talk by Jonathan White, author of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.” The event takes place on March 1 at noon. White is an expert mariner and marine conservationist who ran educational programs aboard his 65-foot wooden schooner Crusader […]

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DMC Certifies Scientific Divers

Nine undergraduate and graduate students completed their scientific diving certification at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. It is a certification that many marine science students put to good use throughout their academic and professional careers. According to UMaine’s diving safety officer, Christopher Rigaud of Jefferson, scientific divers study the underwater environment […]

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natural science illustrations by Tracy Richardson

Natural Science Illustration Workshop • June 12-16, 2017

Whether you want to hone your observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, bring art and science into the classroom, or merely illustrate your journal with sketches or watercolor, this workshop is for you. No prior art training is required. Instructor David Wheeler brings his expertise as an illustrator and his enthusiasm […]

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Damariscotta River oyster shucking at NACE

Local Aquaculture Industry, Scientists Well Represented at Regional Conference

Held January 11-13 in Providence, Rhode Island, the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exhibition (NACE) drew over 500 attendees, including sea farmers and marine researchers from the Damariscotta area. “There was a really good number of producers and scientists, including a lot of young people there, both from the entrepreneur side and science side.” said Dana […]

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DMC Appreciates Local Support of Marine Education

In 2016, the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund donated $2,000 to the K-12 education program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The funds, which were raised through proceeds from the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta, provide teaching resources and classroom supplies for students who visit the center, and help […]

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Special summer rental opportunity for fans of the DMC

Seeking a quiet coastal getaway? The Willett House is a charming 19th century home on a property adjacent to the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, on the shore of the Damariscotta River. With a secluded beach and expansive woods at the end of a private lane, the Willett House is the perfect place to […]

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Registration for the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop is now open!

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is now accepting registrations for the 2017 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop (DBTW) which will be held June 27-July 1 in Walople. First offered in 1992, DBTW has been a mainstay of summer programming at the DMC. The professional development workshop introduces developmental biology instructors to a variety of […]

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