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Making Waves

The 2014 edition of  Making Waves, is in the mail! It’s also posted here, on the DMC’s website, along with back issues spanning seventeen years.

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Extreme Weather

UMaine scientists including Dr. Mary Jane Perry and Dr. Damian Brady at the DMC are focused on extreme weather—predicting it and understanding its consequences on society and the marine environment.  Their perspectives and those of other UMaine researchers is highlighted are the current edition of UMaine Today. Read the article Watch the video

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Cloudy With a Chance of Copepods

University of New Hampshire (UNH) undergraduate Kate Cart spent the last two summers at the Darling Marine Center. Working with Dr. Rachel Lasley-Rasher, Kate has been studying the effects of turbidity on mysid feeding behavior. Her experience has been highlighted in UNH Today.

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Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture

The Universities of Maine (UM) and New England (UNE) recently launched the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), supported by a major National Science Foundation grant. Graduate students will investigate marine social ecological systems while developing sustainable ecological aquaculture in Maine. SEANET will create a globally recognized research network that advances new knowledge and innovation to […]

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Damian Brady Named Maine Sea Grant’s Assistant Director for Research

Maine Sea Grant has announced the Oct. 1, 2014 appointment of Damian Brady as assistant director for research. Brady, an assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, earned his doctorate at the University of Delaware in 2008. His research combines approaches from disciplines including marine biology, biogeochemistry and […]

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The Ship That Held Up Wall Street

When an 18th-century ship was unearthed during a 1982 pre-construction dig at 175 Water St. in Lower Manhattan, nautical archaeologist Warren Riess was called in to find out how it got there. After a year of fieldwork that included co-excavating the remains of the Colonial merchant ship, as well as more than three decades of […]

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WMTW talks with Mary Jane Perry About Extreme Weather

WMTW interviewed Mary Jane Perry about extreme weather forecasting and research conducted by UMaine faculty and students in the School of Marine Sciences and the Climate Change Institute. The University received a $1.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to better predict extreme storms. The underwater footage in the clip was supplied by […]

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Mary Jane Perry brings international Ocean Optics conference to Maine

Mary Jane Perry, interim director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, is co-chair of the conference, Ocean Optics XXII, being held at Holiday Inn by the Bay. UMaine researchers and graduate students are well represented. Perry, UMaine marine scientist Ivona Cetinic, and UMaine graduate Wayne Slade are reporting on their work […]

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Bob Steneck interviewed On Earth

On Earth interviews SMS/DMC faculty Bob Steneck about invading green crabs within Maine waters. Clawing Their Way to the Top INVASIVES WEEK: Ravenous and hardy, green crabs are eating up Maine’s softshell clams. How did a crustacean no wider than a credit card get an entire state fishery in its pincers?

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Overfishing may create a new dynamic on Caribbean coral reefs

Dr. Bob Steneck was part of an international study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, that highlights the delicate balance that exists between bioerosion and carbonate or limestone production on coral reefs. This publication entitled:  “Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergency of reef bioeroders as critical controls on […]

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