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First Year UMaine Students Dive into Marine Sciences at Darling Marine Center

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center hosted a three-day orientation program last week for 27 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences. William “Wge” Ellis, associate director of UMaine SMS, leads the annual boot camp, in cooperation with DMC Director Heather Leslie and the other eight UMaine faculty based at the Walpole campus. […]

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Two students working in the intertidal zone of the Damariscotta River, looking at camera while counting shellfish and crabs.

Darling Marine Center Co-Hosts Statewide Student Research Symposium

On August 10, 2021, University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Downeast Institute co-hosted the annual SEA (Science for Economic impact and Application) Fellows Summer Science Symposium. More than 70 people participated in the virtual event, which featured the research of 25 undergraduate and recent post baccalaureate students from the University of Maine, University of […]

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Shoreline Science Talks Begin at Darling Marine Center

This week University of Maine Darling Marine Center will host the first of four shoreline science talks on their Walpole campus. Each week at 11:00 a.m. up to 15 participants will have the opportunity to learn about the local and global impacts of research that DMC-based scientists and students conduct. This Friday, July 16, graduate […]

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Two college students in the intertidal zone looking at rock weed with a quadrat

Summer Marine Ecology Research Opportunity for High School Students

This summer high school students, including rising freshmen and recent graduates, have an opportunity to learn about marine ecology while getting muddy in the Damariscotta River estuary. Sarah Risley, a University of Maine graduate student based at the Darling Marine Center, will lead a team of undergraduate and high school students to measure the population, […]

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Student Led Community Science Program to Support Shellfish Management

Sarah Risley a University of Maine graduate student based at the Darling Marine Center will lead a team of undergraduate and high school students to record the number, type and size of shellfish species at several sites along the upper Damariscotta River and document local knowledge of the estuary held by fishermen and other local […]

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Martin Press Release

Newcastle college student reflects on local internship amid pandemic

By Esther “Essie” Martin It has certainly been a strange time to be a student, a scientist and an American. Some things still seem almost normal: I brush my teeth every morning, winter has no mercy and research continues. This year, I have been lucky to work in the Brady Lab at the University of […]

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Darling Marine Center is Recruiting Summer Student Researchers: Local Students Encouraged to Apply

University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting student researchers to contribute to a diversity of marine and environmental research projects. The DMC typically hosts 25 to 30 undergraduate researchers on the Walpole campus each summer. Student researchers work together with UMaine faculty and other DMC-based researchers on projects ranging from the fundamental biology of […]

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Darling Marine Center Welcomes Assistant Professor of Oceanography

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole recently welcomed Dr. Gregory Gerbi, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, to UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Gerbi comes to the UMaine after nine years at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where he was an Associate Professor of Physics and Geosciences. Prior to his time as […]

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