Darling Marine Center hosts ‘Wednesday walking tours’

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) will host “Wednesday Walking Tours” for the months of July and August. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Staff will give a walking tour of their waterfront laboratories and speak about current research projects focusing on lobster ecology and fisheries management, shellfish aquaculture, remote sensing, coastal food webs and ocean acidification.

The event is open to the public and will run through Aug. 19.

The Darling Marine Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, is the marine laboratory of the University of Maine. It is located on the Damariscotta River Estuary in Maine’s midcoast region, 100 miles south of the Orono campus. Resident faculty and students are associated with UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Their research interests range from biogeochemistry, remote sensing and ocean optics to invertebrate taxonomy and ecology, deep-sea biology, phytoplankton physiology and marine archaeology.