Lincoln County News Covers Darling Marine Center’s 50th Anniversary

The Lincoln County News reported on the Darling Marine Center’s 50th anniversary celebration. Events included free walking tours of the campus in July and August, a seminar series called Science on Tap hosted by faculty and staff at the Newcastle Publick House, and an open house at the center with family-friendly activities. “The Darling Marine Center is a really strong node for marine science in research and teaching on the coast of Maine and of the Northeast region,” said Heather Leslie, DMC director. “We are known as the birthplace of oyster aquaculture and the leading work on developing the oyster farming industry was done here in the 1980s.” The open house included a touch tank, face painting, and block printing for children, and buildings including the electron microscopy lab and shellfish hatchery were open for the public to tour and learn more about the research at the DMC, according to the article. “A lot of the visitors who live around here were amazed at what all goes on,” said Mary Jane Perry, a professor of oceanography at the DMC.