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Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Workshop

Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming is an intensive, hands-on workshop intended to familiarize students with practical methods used to cultivate commercially important bivalve molluscs including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops. Students will become familiar with bivalve hatchery methods, algae production and measuring water quality. Students will be exposed to upweller and nursery operations and visit […]

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UMaine Instructor Teaches for National Park Service

Christopher Rigaud, University of Maine’s diving operations manager, traveled to Catalina Island, CA, as one of four instructors for a two-week Dive Leadership Workshop at the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Sciences last month. Based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Rigaud conducts diver training, dive support, and operational supervision for […]

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Local Scientists Attend National Ocean Sciences Meeting

Scientists from the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center traveled to Portland, OR, to present research findings at the annual Ocean Science Meeting (OSM). For Maura Niemisto, a graduate student in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences  working with Dr. Rick Wahle at the DMC, “attending OSM was an incredible experience. The amount […]

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Apply Now for Marine Science Internships at DMC

Despite the February chill, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole is gearing up for a busy summer field season. Applications are now being accepted from undergraduate students for positions posted online at Each summer, undergraduate students at the DMC conduct basic and applied marine research in, on, under, and beside the […]

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Riess Honored by Archaeological Society of America

Dr. Warren Riess has been awarded the J. Richard Steffy Lectureship by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). Riess, a research associate professor, emeritus, in the University of Maine’s History Department, is based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Broadly his research interests lie the fields of maritime history and nautical archaeology. Riess is […]

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Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop • June 5-9, 2018

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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Natural Science Illustration Workshop • July 16-20, 2018

This workshop is full for 2018. If you’d like to be on a waiting list, please complete the online registration form below and we’ll contact you if we have a last minute cancellation. Thanks! Whether you want to hone your observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, bring art and science into […]

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Many thanks, Lili!

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center recognized Annelissa “Lili” Pugh for her commitment to marine science education as she leaves the position of DMC K-12 Education Coordinator in late November. “We are very grateful to Lili Pugh for her dedication and many contributions to the Center,” said Heather Leslie, Director of the DMC. Pugh has been the heart and soul of […]

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Authors of “Caught” to speak at the DMC

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host a book signing and conversation by the authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” on Tuesday, November 14, at noon.A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing families, and the communities who depend on them in the twenty-first century. Based […]

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DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

October 16, 2017 Editor’s note: Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses […]

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