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SEA Fellows share research about lobster shell strength, scallop farming

More than 70 students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals recently gathered at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for the 2nd annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. Undergraduate students from across Maine — including UMaine, the University of Maine at Machias and Colby College — shared their research on topics ranging […]

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DMC Honors Veteran Volunteer, Elsie Morse

Elsie Morse was honored recently with the dedication of a special teak bench at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. “Elsie has dedicated countless hours to the Darling Center, and we are tremendously grateful” noted DMC Director Dr. Heather Leslie. “Thanks to Elsie, we have a deeper appreciation and access to the natural history […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.5 million award to the University of Maine to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, that will benefit marine industries statewide. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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DMC Welcomes Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Students at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center capped off their summer program with a day-long visit to  the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. Under the leadership of Lili Pugh, DMC’s K-12 Education Coordinator, nearly 30 Boothbay campers, ages 5-13, learned about shellfish aquaculture. “To understand aquaculture, one must know the science,” notes Pugh. […]

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Dr. Joe Thompson and his intern Rashi Anand conducting an experiment on squid muscles at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Photo by Aliya Uteuova.

Scientists research the movement of squid

by Aliya Uteuova This summer, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is hosting a team of researchers for a collaborative study of squid locomotion. The goal of the project is to identify critical features of muscles that control maneuvering performances in squid. The idea for this was research sparked five years ago, during a […]

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Public invited to SEA Fellows Symposium

Students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculturists, and marine professionals will gather at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center on August 16 for the second annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. The program starts at 2 p.m. SEA (Science for Economic Impact & Application) Fellows was initiated by the UMaine and UMaine at Machias (UMM) to catalyze university-industry partnerships. […]

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Cold-water corals in the Gulf of Maine are the focus of DMC seminar

On Friday, August 11, Dr. Rhian Waller will conclude the DMC’s summer science seminar series with a talk on cold-water corals of the Gulf of Maine. This series featured renowned scientists in the field of marine biology engaged the public in topics ranging from the studies of the aquaculture in Maine to the exploration of […]

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SMS researchers shine a light on the ocean

By Aliya Uteuova Students and faculty at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences are among the next generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optical instruments and satellite ocean color remote sensing. The Darling Marine Center is hosting a four-week ocean optics class on Calibration and Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing. […]

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DMC to host a talk on Coastal Flooding

On Friday, August 4, Dr. Jon Woodruff will give a talk titled “Coastal Flooding: Geological Insight on Causes, Consequences, and Solutions.” The seminar will take place in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at […]

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