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Darling Marine Center Waterfront Construction Underway

Walpole, Maine — Last month University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Dana Gartzke visited Walpole for a tour of a waterfront infrastructure improvement project that commenced earlier this year at University of Maine’s marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center. The tour led by DMC Director Heather […]

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Darling Marine Center to Host UMaine-USDA Aquaculture Experiment Station

Over the past decade, Maine has seen 2.2% annual growth in aquaculture, which has had an overall economic impact of $140 million annually. Tackling the growing challenges for the sector — from emerging finfish and shellfish diseases to the effects of climate change — is critical. To address these challenges, an Aquaculture Experiment Station has […]

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Darling Marine Center researcher awarded tenure

Dr. Jeremy Rich, a University of Maine professor based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, was recently promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure. Rich lives in Newcastle and is an environmental microbiologist in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Rich was one of 29 faculty members from the University of Maine to receive tenure […]

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Waller, local marine scientist, granted tenure

Dr. Rhian Waller, a University of Maine Associate Professor based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, was recently granted tenure. Waller lives in Jefferson and is a cold-water coral biologist in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Waller was one of twenty-nine faculty members from the University of Maine to receive tenure or promotion this […]

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Steneck Receives UMaine Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

Bob Steneck, a University of Maine School of Marine Sciences faculty member, is an internationally recognized marine ecologist whose research expertise ranges from coral reefs and kelp forests to fisheries and marine conservation and management. He received the 2020 UMaine Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award. This award is given annually in acknowledgment of a […]

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Mayer Continues Contributions to DMC, Local Community After Retirement

Larry Mayer has long contributed to the mission of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center and its community. In fall 2019, he retired after 43 years of research and teaching — but that doesn’t mean that he’s taking it easy. Shortly following his retirement, Mayer taught a senior college course hosted at the DMC. […]

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Coastal communities differ in their resilience to environmental change

  Maine’s coastal communities face multiple environmental and socioeconomic changes, including declining fisheries, loss of working waterfronts, and warming oceans. With more than 3,500 miles of coast, Maine people have important questions about how their communities are preparing for and adapting to these changes.    Marina Cucuzza, a graduate student in the University of Maine […]

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UMaine shellfish study highlights changes in the Damariscotta River

UMaine shellfish study highlights changes in the Damariscotta River   WALPOLE, Maine — The rich ecosystem of the Damariscotta River estuary still holds many mysteries.  Some of its most visible residents — oysters, alewives, seals and birds — are counted regularly. But, until this year, the wild shellfish of the upper estuary, have gone uncensused.  […]

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