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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Community invited to engage, explore, experience ocean research at DMC

The Darling Marine Center invites community members to learn how the center helps connect people with the ocean by taking a public tour and attending upcoming science seminars. Public tours of the DMC’s waterfront facilities and research labs begin Wednesday, June 27, and occur weekly July 11-Aug. 15. There is no tour July 4. Led […]

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Coffee with the Director: Science-Supported Oyster Aquaculture in Maine.

Join Dr. Heather Leslie, Director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, Saturday morning, June 16, for coffee and a chat about the past, present and future of Maine’s oyster industry. The hour-long event will celebrate the Damariscotta River oyster industry, its long-time connection to the DMC and continuing collaborations between growers and scientists. […]

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Wetland expert leads vernal pool workshop at Darling Marine Center

Wetland ecologist Aram Calhoun led a vernal pool conservation workshop at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) earlier this month. The workshop was attended by members of local land trusts as well as municipal conservation and planning committees. Calhoun, a UMaine professor of wetland ecology and conservation, opened the workshop with a primer […]

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Study finds marine protected areas help coral reefs

Reports in recent years that marine protected areas (MPAs) aren’t effective in saving coral reefs from the damaging effects of global climate change have led some to argue that such expensive interventions are futile. But a study that spanned 700 kilometers of the eastern Caribbean reveals that MPAs can, indeed, help coral reefs. Robert Steneck, […]

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College names Leslie winner of 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award

Dr. Heather Leslie, a Libra associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2018 Outstanding Public Service Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 18. The […]

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Natural science illustration workshop to be offered at the DMC

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole will offer the Natural Science Illustration workshop July 16-20, 2018. Now in its eighth year, the illustration workshop is an opportunity for creative people to hone their observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, blend art and science in the classroom, or […]

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