Signature and Emerging Areas

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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Sea Grant director to discuss ‘Marine Science for Maine People’ at DMC

Gayle Zydlewski will talk about “Marine Science for Maine People: With a Surprise or Two” at 10:30 a.m. July 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maine Sea Grant […]

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DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 4–5:30 p.m. July 11, to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects. “We want to share some of the exciting new research initiatives […]

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Ranco talks with News Center Maine about Penobscot signage on campus

Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Native American research, talked with News Center Maine about Penobscot language being added to signage on campus. The University of Maine is on Marsh Island, which Ranco says was the most important residential island, especially before the 19th century, for Penobscot people. “That sense of recognition, […]

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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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Bangor Daily News highlights Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

The Bangor Daily News featured the University of Maine-owned 2,460-acre Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town. The nonprofit organization Hirundo maintains the refuge and conducts its public programming, including full moon paddles. The refuge is the site of a former Red Paint Indian fishing village, according to the article. The refuge is open, free of […]

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