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Local marine scientist receives promotion

Dr. Damian Brady has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. He is a faculty member in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences and based at the Daring Marine Center in Walpole. Brady was one of thirty-four University of Maine faculty to received tenure and/or promotion this spring. The faculty members were nominated […]

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Maura Niemisto receives Master’s degree

Maura Niemisto successfully defended her thesis at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. In doing so, she earned a Master’s of Science degree in Marine Biology from the School of Marine Sciences. Niemisto studied the effects of ocean warming and acidification on the physiology, behavior, and gene expression of larval lobsters, specifically […]

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Special 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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Lobster War documentary screens in Belfast February 27

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center and the UMaine Lobster Institute will present the documentary “Lobster War” at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. The film showing is free and open to the public. “Lobster War” is an award-winning, feature-length documentary about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed […]

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Snow Date Feb. 20! Talk on the US Antarctic Diving Program

Due the forecasted snow storm, this event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m. On Wednesday, February 13, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center will host a brown-bag seminar by Christopher Rigaud that provides an inside look at the U.S. Antarctic Diving Program. Established in 1959 by the National Science Foundation, […]

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NACE celebrates 20 years

The Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition (NACE) celebrated 20 years of all things aquaculture at its meeting in downtown Boston earlier this month January. Founded in 1998 by the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, based at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole and online at, the event brings together producers, service providers, vendors, researchers, students and managers from across the northeast region […]

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Local scientist travels to Monaco for climate conference

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, traveled to Monaco for the Ocean Solutions Initiative. Convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, the initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries including Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the USA to discuss global […]

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UMaine scholar publishes textbook

Understanding how water moves is fundamental to the biology, chemistry and geology of oceans and inland waters. Small-scale fluid dynamics is a topic to which students in these fields need earlier and easier access, but that is taught primarily in graduate engineering programs. To address this problem of accessibility, Pete Jumars of the University of Maine […]

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Register now for Coral Reefs Course

Want a break from the Winter Semester? BROADEN YOUR MARINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE GULF OF MAINE Enroll in SMS 531: Coral Reefs (taught by Bob Steneck, Wednesday 1 –4pm) Coral reefs are one of Earth’s most ubiquitous but endangered marine ecosystems. This is an ecosystem that creates calcium carbonate and is oceanographically and geologically about […]

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Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop • July 16-19, 2019

The Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop (DBTW)  introduces both senior faculty and our next generation of developmental biologists to a variety of easily implemented laboratory tools and a host of research organisms. Low budget, high impact microscopy and surgical techniques as well as fluorescence photo-microscopy techniques will be covered. Materials include tips on organism husbandry and […]

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