Marine Sciences

Brynn Yarbrough

Yarbrough named 2019 Hollings Fellow

University of Maine third-year marine sciences major and honors student Brynn Yarbrough of Wrentham, Massachusetts has been named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Yarbrough is one of 125 Hollings Scholars nationwide selected this year by the NOAA Office of Education to receive a two-year academic […]

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Learn why lobster is the poster child of a changing ecosystem

Rick Wahle will present “The American Lobster — Poster Child of a Changing Marine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. July 19 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wahle directs the Lobster Institute, a center of scholarship and outreach in the university’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. The […]

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TRJ advances free oceanography course at UMaine Hutchinson Center

The Republican Journal advanced the free Concepts of Oceanography summer course for high school students at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The course meets 3–8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from July 15 to Aug. 26. Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition for this and […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine sciences are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two July open house events.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the Walpole waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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DMC invites harvesters to take part in shellfish project

Scientists at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center invite current and past shellfish license-holders to participate in shellfish surveys in July on Damariscotta tidal flats. The surveys will inform stewardship of shellfish resources managed jointly by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. DMC researcher Kara Pellowe will lead the survey team as it gathers […]

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AP shares Wahle’s data indicating fewer baby lobsters in Gulf of Maine

The Associated Press reported that Rick Wahle’s lobster settlement index shows that baby lobsters are still appearing in high numbers off some parts of Canada but are tailing off in New England. The University of Maine scientist’s just released 2018 data from 23 areas from Rhode Island to Prince Edward Island, Canada indicate high totals […]

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Leslie, Wilson to share coastal community resiliency project

Heather Leslie and Carl Wilson will discuss “Building Coastal Community Resilience in Maine” at 10:30 a.m. June 28 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  Leslie is the director of the DMC and a Libra Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Her research on the ecology, policy and management of […]

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Beal featured in Maine magazine’s 50 Mainers issue

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, was featured in Maine magazine’s annual 50 Mainers issue. Beal recently conducted a study of soft-shell clam survival rates, which had significance for the local economy and workforce, the article states. “The study answered interesting theoretical questions about the ecology of […]

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