Marine Sciences

Leslie to lecture on coastal resilience in Bath

Marine scientists Heather Leslie and Susie Arnold will talk about coastal resilience at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust spring lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Patten Free Library in Bath. Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Libra Associate Professor in the School of Marine Sciences, conducts research […]

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Lowes Cove floating pier and dock

New pier in place at Darling Marine Center

More than 50 people recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center’s new Lowes Cove pier and floating docks. Faculty, staff and students will utilize the new pier on the shore of the Damariscotta River for UMaine research, teaching and outreach initiatives. Citizen scientists monitoring the estuarine environment and […]

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Davis to be panelist at event exploring ocean stewardship

Christopher Davis, executive director of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and a resident of the Darling Marine Center, will be a panelist at a May 18 event in Portland that explores how to sustain healthy oceans and responsible growth. The free event at the University of Southern Maine Abromson Center begins with a 6:30 p.m. […]

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Climate change directory created to connect public with experts, information

Ever wonder if there’s a journalism course at the University of Maine that incorporates climate science reporting? Who would be an informative speaker to talk about long-term watershed management, or changes in the lobster industry related to climate impacts, or reducing climate-related effects with community infrastructure improvements? Answers to these questions and many more can […]

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UMaine offers more ‘Signs of the Seasons’ training

Four free “Signs of the Seasons” trainings sessions for volunteer citizen scientists are being offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant. Participants are trained to observe the signs of spring — budding leaves, blooming flowers, peeping frogs, singing birds — that are indicators of a much larger cycle of seasonal changes that […]

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Steneck to present at Earth Optimism Summit

By nature, Bob Steneck is an glass-half-full kind of guy. The University of Maine marine ecologist will join other hopeful scientists, environmentalists, civic leaders and media from around the world at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day weekend. He’ll be one of the approximately 250 speakers to share examples of […]

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Aquaculture is putting Maine on the map

With Earth’s population of more than 7,495,217,688 increasing by one person every 15 seconds, there’s an intense demand for nutritious, high-protein food. Aquaculture — the farming of aquatic plants and animals — is helping to meet the need. And it’s the fastest-growing form of food production. In Maine, innovative research is being conducted to better […]

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DMC to host summer Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center is the site of a five-day workshop for college and university instructors of developmental biology. The June 27–July 1 Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop introduces senior faculty and the next generation of developmental biologists to a variety of laboratory tools and a host of research organisms. Low-budget, high-impact microscopy […]

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Dolphin illustration

Learn the art of nature in June at DMC

David Wheeler will teach a natural science illustration workshop June 12–16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wheeler, a teacher and artist for more than 25 years, will introduce basic shapes found in nature and help participants sharpen their observation skills. “We draw creative people from the Midcoast area and from […]

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