Marine Sciences

Penobscot Times, Machias Valley News Observer publicize shell midden exhibit

The Penobscot Times shared the University of Maine media release about the free, public exhibit “Maine’s Threatened Shell Middens: Losing a Link to Understanding our Past” in Hudson Museum’s Minsky Culture Lab. For generations, indigenous Wabanki people left heaps of harvested clams and oysters shells along the coast. Materials in the piles provide opportunities to […]

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Media share Cucuzza’s research on climate change, coastal communities

The Boothbay Register and Penobscot Bay Pilot ran a University of Maine Darling Marine Center media release about climate change and the state’s coastal communities. Marina Cucuzza, a graduate student pursuing a dual degree in marine biology and marine policy, explores the role that municipal comprehensive plans have in preparing communities for environmental change. “Planning […]

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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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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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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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Boothbay Register publishes DMC release on Damariscotta River shellfish study

The Boothbay Register published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center release about a new study of shellfish in the Damariscotta River. The study was led by Kara Pellowe and supported by a grant from the Broad Reach Fund. Researchers counted soft-shell clams, quahogs, razor clams, mussels and oysters living in the intertidal flats managed […]

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Lincoln County News reports on Semester by the Sea presentations

The Lincoln County News reported on end-of-semester presentations by students in the University of Maine’s Semester by the Sea program at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Five groups of undergraduate students in an estuarine oceanography course explored why the Damariscotta River is known for the quality, size and quantity of its oysters. Each group […]

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