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Townsend to talk about red tides, changes in Gulf of Maine

WALPOLE, Maine — David Townsend will present “Red Tides, Unusual Plankton Blooms, and Recent Changes in the Oceanography in the Gulf of Maine” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. In addition to highlighting his research in the dynamic, biologically productive Gulf of Maine, the professor of […]

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Steneck to share climate change success stories in DMC seminar

Bob Steneck will present “Marine Ecosystems that Trump Climate Change: Seas of Good News in an Ocean of Worry” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Despite the challenges that marine ecosystems face because of climate change, the UMaine marine ecologist says it’s “too early […]

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Learn why lobster is the poster child of a changing ecosystem

Rick Wahle will present “The American Lobster – Poster Child of a Changing Marine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 19 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Wahle directs the Lobster Institute, a center of scholarship and outreach in the university’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. The Institute engages […]

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Sea Grant director to discuss ‘Marine Science for Maine People’ at DMC

Gayle Zydlewski will discuss “Marine Science for Maine People: With a Surprise or Two” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maine Sea Grant is one […]

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DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free afternoon social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center on Thursday,  July 11, 4-5:30 p.m. to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects. “We want to share some of the exciting new research […]

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DMC invites harvesters to take part in shellfish project

Scientists at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center invite current and past shellfish license-holders to participate in shellfish surveys in July on Damariscotta tidal flats. These surveys will help inform future stewardship of the shellfish resources managed jointly by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. The survey team, which is led by Kara Pellowe, a researcher at […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine science are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two open house events in July.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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Community engagement in science supports healthy coasts

Scientists, citizens and resource managers from across Maine and beyond gathered at the University of Maine at Machias June 17–18 to share knowledge and ideas about how to sustain eastern Maine fisheries and fishing communities into the future. The first-ever State of the Science conference was sponsored by the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative and […]

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DMC, DMR directors to discuss building coastal community resiliency

Heather Leslie and Carl Wilson will discuss “Building Coastal Community Resilience in Maine” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Leslie is the director of the DMC and a Libra Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Her research on the ecology, policy and management of coastal […]

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Cold-water coral research leads to master’s degree

For the last two years, Elise Hartill has studied the coral communities of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The work culminated this spring when she was awarded a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences.Working with Dr. Rhian Waller at the university’s Darling Marine Center in […]

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