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Dr. Rhian Waller receives funding for deepsea coral research

Dr. Rhian Waller has received $413,562 from NOAA to study the deep-water corral communities in the Gulf of Maine which she describes as nothing less than “SPECTACULAR!” The project builds on a collaborative project started this summer aboard the R/V Connecticut, http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/pr2014/scispot/ss1408/. The Alaska Fisheries Science Center granted Waller $48,326 to continue studying the reproduction […]

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Dr. Damian Brady receives funding for watershed health study

Dr. Damian Brady has received $123,809 from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture’s Water Sustainability and Climate Program to study how farmers adapt their agricultural practices in response to climate change, how these changes are processed throughout the watershed and their ultimate affect the ecosystem […]

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DMC Proud Partner in Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative

The Darling Marine Center is proud to be part of the new Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program. On August 5th the University of Maine announced the launch of the SEANET program thanks to a $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant. “This project is inherently about how to […]

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Ocean Acidification meeting held at the DMC

The State of Maine’s Ocean Acidification Commission held their first meeting at the DMC on August 1. Sixty people were in attendance including scientists, legislators, commission members and others concerned with coastal ecosystems and the impact changing ocean chemistry. The commission was established in January with a legislative vote on a bill presented by Rep. […]

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Predicting Extreme Weather

UMaine scientists in the School of Marine Sciences, including Dr. Mary Jane Perry and Ivona Cetinic who are based at the Darling Marine Center, are partnering with multiple agencies to improve the accuracy of forecasts of hurricanes, superstorms, blizzards and floods. UMaine received $1.5 million of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s $5.5 million award […]

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UMaine Endeavor to Better Understand Phytoplankton, Ocean Carbon

Dr. Ivona Cetinic is at sea participating in NASA’s Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) mission. SABOR brings together marine and atmospheric scientists to tackle optical issues associated with satellite observations of phytoplankton. The goal is to better understand marine ecology and phytoplankton’s major role in the global cycling of atmospheric carbon between the ocean and the […]

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Under the Ice

UMaine oceanographer Mary Jane Perry, interim director of the Darling Marine Center, was awarded $196,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research to sample the biogeochemistry of the Marginal Ice Zone from a Korean icebreaker, the R/V Araon, and with underwater gliders. Read more about the cruise and the science at UMaine […]

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Live science storytelling event July 17

The Story Collider comes to Maine for a one night event at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick, Maine, Thursday, July 17at 7:30pm. UMaine marine biology graduate student Skylar Bayer is co-producing the live science storytelling event with Ari Daniel, who has reported for NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Join Skylar and […]

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Maine Legislators Tour UMaine’s Darling Marine Center

A group of Maine legislators toured the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole June 5 to learn more about the role of UMaine research, partnerships and education in the overall marine economy. Among the legislators in attendance were Sen. Chris Johnson, and Rep. Ellen Winchenbach and Rep. Mick Devin from Lincoln County. Marine […]

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