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Register Now for 50th Anniversary Events!

Time is running out to register for the upcoming 50th anniversary events! If you’re a member of the DMC’s extended family–and we use that term broadly–please join us for Alumni Day on Thursday, August 6 and Celebration Day on Friday, August 7. Faculty, staff and students–past and present–as well as our Orono-based colleagues and visiting […]

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Science On Tap – July 29

Join us for a Science on Tap Seminar  at the Newcastle Publick House on Wednesday evening, from 6-7 p.m. Polychaete worms are an integral part of the marine food web and have been the focus of scientific studies at the DMC for 50 years. On July 29th, Dr. Pete Jumars offers a retrospective look at […]

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Antarctic Adventure

Undergraduate marine science student and DMC summer intern Maggie Halfman will start her fourth year at UMaine in Antarctica. She will be working with Dr. Jay Lunden and Dr. Rhian Waller on a project exploring the impact warming ocean temperatures have on the development of cold-water coral larvae. Read more about this exciting adventure and research […]

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Science On Tap – July 22

Join us for a Science on Tap Seminar  at the Newcastle Publick House on Wednesday evening, from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Carter Newell will highlight the ecologically and socially sustainable benefits of bivalve aquaculture in his July 22nd seminar: Shellfish Aquaculture: Job creation, tasty bivalves, and some cool science, too. More information is available here.

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DMC Scientists Discover Ocean Chloride Buried in Sediment

Dr. Larry Mayer and Kathleen Thornton are part of a team that discovered chloride—the most common dissolved substance in seawater—can leave the ocean by sticking to organic particles that settle out of surface water and become buried in marine sediment. The discovery helps explain the fate of chloride in the ocean over long time periods, […]

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Science On Tap – July 15

Join us for a Science on Tap Seminar  at the Newcastle Publick House on Wednesday evening, from 6-7 p.m. In her talk, Spying on our oceans with satellites and robots, on July 15, Dr. Mary Jane Perry will explain how optical sensors on underwater robots and from ocean color satellites are used to study phytoplankton. […]

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Wahle and Waller review ocean and coastal acidification

Dr. Rick Wahle and graduate student Jes Waller were part of a team of researchers that reviewed current knowledge of ocean and coastal acidification off New England and Nova Scotia. A year in the making, the paper was published in June issue of Oceanography. Read it here.

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From DMC to D.C. Oppenheim will engage with fisheries policymakers

Noah Oppenheim, a graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Center in Walpole, Maine, has been awarded a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship. The one-year paid fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in national policy decisions affecting those resources. It matches graduate students […]

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Copepods in warming waters

The copepod Calanus finmarchius is a nutrient- and calorie-rich food source for many species in the Gulf of Maine including herring and right whales, and is the target species of a new research effort. With $1.1 million dollars from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Jeff Rung and colleagues from four institutions will study the physical […]

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Jes Waller interviewed on Radio Canada International!

Jes Waller was recently interviewed by Radio Canada International about her research into the possible effects of climate change on larval lobsters. Working with U.S. and Canadian scientists, Dr. Rick Wahle (UMaine), Dr. David Fields (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) and Dr. Spencer Greenwood (University of Prince Edward Island), she is studying how warmer, more acidic […]

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