PenBay Pilot features Darling Marine Center graduate students

The Penobscot Bay Pilot featured several UMaine graduate students who completed their work at the Darling Marine Center during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic who have stayed to work in Maine after graduation. Struan Coleman studied the economics of scallop farming in Maine, which led him to working for an environmental research nonprofit studying carbon storage and other co-benefits created by kelp farming in the state and beyond. Melissa Britsch is now a senior marine planner with the Maine Coastal Program at the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Sarah Risley will continue her research about local knowledge related to wild shellfisheries, aquaculture and other activities in the Damariscotta and Medomak River estuaries as a UMaine Ph.D. student.