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Local scientist travels to Monaco for climate conference

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, traveled to Monaco for the Ocean Solutions Initiative. Convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, the initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries including Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the USA to discuss global […]

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UMaine scholar publishes textbook

Understanding how water moves is fundamental to the biology, chemistry and geology of oceans and inland waters. Small-scale fluid dynamics is a topic to which students in these fields need earlier and easier access, but that is taught primarily in graduate engineering programs. To address this problem of accessibility, Pete Jumars of the University of Maine […]

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Register now for Coral Reefs Course

Want a break from the Winter Semester? BROADEN YOUR MARINE EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE GULF OF MAINE Enroll in SMS 531: Coral Reefs (taught by Bob Steneck, Wednesday 1 –4pm) Coral reefs are one of Earth’s most ubiquitous but endangered marine ecosystems. This is an ecosystem that creates calcium carbonate and is oceanographically and geologically about […]

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Prospective student tour at DMC

The University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences should be on the short list of high school students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in marine science. The program consistently ranks among the best in the nation and draws students from across the country. Prospective students and their families are invited to UMaine’s Darling Marine Center on […]

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West coast marine lab director to speak at DMC

Marine scientist Karina Nielsen will be at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, on Monday, September 24, to present a “brown-bag” seminar. Her talk, “Bringing an ocean perspective to an urban estuary,” starts at 12:15 p.m. Nielsen is the director of San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how environmental conditions and human activities, including conservation […]

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Wahle named director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

Orono, Maine — University of Maine marine sciences research professor Richard Wahle has been named director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, effective Sept.1. He succeeds Robert Bayer, who has directed the institute since 1995 and is retiring from UMaine this year. Wahle joined UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences in 2009. He is based […]

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Undergraduate research for Maine’s marine economy

Diatoms, sugar kelp, green crabs, lobsters and oysters are iconic organisms on our coast. Their roles in marine ecosystems, their importance as fished and cultured species and their responses to changing ocean conditions were topics of SEA Fellows’ research from Casco Bay to Eastport this summer. The third annual SEA Fellows Symposium featured the work […]

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A walk to the water’s edge at the Darling Marine Center

By Hanna DeonThe trees along the Coveside Trail offer a shady refuge from the midday heat. Pine needles and fallen leaves crunch beneath my flip flops as I make my way through the woods, glancing out at Lowes Cove to find a perfect spot to sit by the water’s edge. White bell-like flowers and black-eyed […]

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American Unagi founder to speak on eel aquaculture

Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but most of the catch is shipped to Aisa, grown to maturity, and sold back to U.S. markets.  Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi is keeping some of that profit here in Maine. Using business incubator facilities at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, she grows locally […]

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