Boothbay Register reports on partnership between DMC, Bigelow Lab

Boothbay Register published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about the collaboration between the Walpole-based center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. Leaders of the scientific institutions regularly look for opportunities to strengthen the longstanding partnership, such as through Maine eDNA, a new $20 million research and education collaboration. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, takes advantage of new breakthroughs in DNA technologies that allow researchers to identify organisms based on how their DNA is distributed in the water. The ultimate goal of this “forensics for the ocean” is to better track the health of Maine’s fisheries and coastal ecosystems, the article states.