Marine Sciences

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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WABI talks with Langston at aquaculture summit

Anne Langston, associate director of the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Maine spoke with WABI (Channel 5) at the Maine Aquaculture R&D and Education Summit. About 170 people attended the third such summit at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. “There’s a lot of good infrastructure in Maine for aquaculture research […]

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Chen stock assessment model focus of Fishermen’s Voice story

The March issue of Fishermen’s Voice includes a story on a new shrimp stock assessment model developed by professor Yong Chen and postdoctoral research associate Jie Cao. This spring, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will adopt the stock assessment model for shrimp that takes into account the complex life history, environmental conditions and the […]

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Wahle sheds light on 2016 record lobster haul

Rick Wahle, research professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, was an expert source for several stories about the record value of the 2016 lobster haul. Lobsters totaling nearly 131 million pounds that were caught last year had a total worth of $533 million at the docks, which exceeded the 2015 record by […]

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Ice diving

DMC divers have ‘time of their life’ under the ice

A hole in the ice is more than a mark of traditional Maine ice fishermen. It’s also a passageway to a beautiful underwater world. Divers from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, including Ashley Rossin and Sean O’Neill, recently earned their ice diving certification to broaden their skills as marine science researchers. Rossin is […]

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American lobster

DMC researchers test technique to determine lobster’s age

Research professor Rick Wahle and graduate student Carl Huntsberger are testing a technique at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to determine the age of lobsters. Unlike fish, mollusks and trees, Wahle says lobsters and other crustaceans molt — or cast off their skeletons thereby discarding external signs of growth. That means a lobster’s […]

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‘Tides’ author to give talk March 1 at Darling Marine Center

Jonathan White will sign copies of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at his noon talk Wednesday, March 1 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. White, a mariner and marine conservationist, ran educational programs aboard his 65-foot wooden schooner, Crusader, in the 1980s. The Crusader was nearly destroyed in […]

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Steneck, USM students embrace ecotourism experience in Cuba

University of Maine oceanographer Bob Steneck snorkeled on a remote coral reef and sailed a tall ship off Cuba with University of Southern Maine students enrolled in a Winter Term course. Those activities were part of an innovative, team-taught, 20-day course — Navigating Change in Cuba: Sustainable Maritime Environments and Tourism Development — with lead […]

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Wahle welcomes world to spring lobster conference in Portland

University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle is co-chairing a June conference in Portland, Maine focused on the impact of the changing ocean environment and the global economy on the biology and business of lobsters. About 200 biologists, oceanographers, industry members and fishery managers from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the […]

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