DMC shellfish study highlights changes in Damariscotta River

Darling Marine Center researcher Kara Pellowe and colleagues found very few clams of commercial size (2 inches or larger) last summer in any of the intertidal flats managed by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Their discovery came during a collaborative project in which they counted shellfish (soft-shell clams, quahogs, razor clams, mussels and oysters) […]

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Pellowe, Leslie: Fishermen adapt to environmental change in varied ways

Regulations and financial resources that influence how people fish have as great an effect on how they deal with change as where and how they fish, found University of Maine Darling Marine Center researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie. The ecologists examined how fishermen adapt to environmental and economic change in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  […]

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Press reports on death of microprocessor inventor Chuck Peddle

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the death of Chuck Peddle, a 1959 graduate of the University of Maine’s engineering program whose 1975 invention of a microprocessor paved the way for the era of personal computing. Peddle died Dec. 15 at the age of 82 at […]

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As climate warms, stronger Saharan dust storms will increase glacier melt, worsen air quality

A groundbreaking study shows that a warming planet will make dust storms more intense in the Mediterranean. Using the highest-resolution continuous climate record ever published, the study explains the connections between dust storms, extended periods of drought, volcanoes and warming in the Mediterranean, Europe and Asia. These ultrahigh-resolution records revealed stronger Saharan dust storms during […]

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The remote Allan Hills in Antarctica

CCI teams with Princeton to analyze 2 million-year-old ice cores

Three University of Maine Climate Change Institute scientists are part of a Princeton University-led team that analyzed 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica to provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate when furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed. CCI associate professor Andrei Kurbatov, director Paul Mayewski, and doctoral student Heather Clifford participated […]

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DMC partnership

Maine-eDNA an opportunity for DMC, Bigelow to collaborate, find solutions

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are pooling their expertise and resources for the Maine-eDNA initiative. Researchers on both sides of the Damariscotta River will be ocean forensic scientists as they track the health of Maine’s fisheries and coastal ecosystems and seek solutions for challenges. More information […]

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