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Learn why lobster is the poster child of a changing ecosystem

Rick Wahle will present “The American Lobster – Poster Child of a Changing Marine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 19 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Wahle directs the Lobster Institute, a center of scholarship and outreach in the university’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. The Institute engages […]

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Sea Grant director to discuss ‘Marine Science for Maine People’ at DMC

Gayle Zydlewski will discuss “Marine Science for Maine People: With a Surprise or Two” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maine Sea Grant is one […]

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DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free afternoon social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center on Thursday,  July 11, 4-5:30 p.m. to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects. “We want to share some of the exciting new research […]

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DMC invites harvesters to take part in shellfish project

Scientists at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center invite current and past shellfish license-holders to participate in shellfish surveys in July on Damariscotta tidal flats. These surveys will help inform future stewardship of the shellfish resources managed jointly by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. The survey team, which is led by Kara Pellowe, a researcher at […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine science are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two open house events in July.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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Community engagement in science supports healthy coasts

Scientists, citizens and resource managers from across Maine and beyond gathered at the University of Maine at Machias June 17–18 to share knowledge and ideas about how to sustain eastern Maine fisheries and fishing communities into the future. The first-ever State of the Science conference was sponsored by the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative and […]

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DMC, DMR directors to discuss building coastal community resiliency

Heather Leslie and Carl Wilson will discuss “Building Coastal Community Resilience in Maine” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Leslie is the director of the DMC and a Libra Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Her research on the ecology, policy and management of coastal […]

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Cold-water coral research leads to master’s degree

For the last two years, Elise Hartill has studied the coral communities of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The work culminated this spring when she was awarded a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences.Working with Dr. Rhian Waller at the university’s Darling Marine Center in […]

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Leslie discusses marine fisheries research at symposium in Germany

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, presented her research in June at the 2nd Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. Leslie was one of 16 invited speakers at the symposium organized by the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the university. The Libra […]

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Coral detectives: Steneck, student team study reef health in Dominican Republic

June 4, 2019 The coast of the Dominican Republic is home to coral reefs, the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems. But the reefs are rapidly degrading, threatened by the effects of climate change, overfishing and other human activities. University of Maine researcher Bob Steneck and UMaine students traveled there May 12–25 to collect data, increase […]

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