Darling Marine Center news

Boothbay Register highlights Mayer’s contributions to DMC after retirement

The Boothbay Register shared a press release from the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine about how Larry Mayer, a former professor of Oceanography at UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, continues to contribute to the center after he retired in fall 2019. Mayer taught a senior college course titled “Humans and the Ever-changing […]

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Larry Mayer with student

During retirement, Mayer continues to contribute at DMC

After 43 years of research and teaching, Larry Mayer retired in fall 2019 from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Then he promptly proceeded to teach a senior college course titled “Humans and the Ever-changing Coast.” On Thursdays, 20 area senior citizens interested in learning about marine environment challenges joined Mayer for lectures and […]

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Research buoy

Girgis helps design novel low-cost environmental monitoring buoy 

Joshua Girgis ’18 earned his degree in mechanical engineering and headed to the Darling Marine Center to work with Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center director Chris Davis and others to design an environmental monitoring buoy. The goal is to build a buoy that gathers real-time information about ocean temperature, salinity and productivity so oyster and seaweed […]

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Boothbay Register, Lincoln County News highlight Girgis’ work on environmental monitoring buoy development

The Boothbay Register and The Lincoln County News highlighted University of Maine alumnus Joshua Girgis’ work in helping build an affordable environmental monitoring buoy that oyster and seaweed farmers could use to track conditions on their farms. They buoy gathers real-time water quality information, including ocean temperature, salinity and productivity, that can help aquaculture producers […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine studies in article on warming waters, lobster

Mainebiz cited two 2019 University of Maine studies in the article “Warming Gulf of Maine waters may be stunting lobster growth.” The studies point to the role of a warming ocean and local oceanographic differences in the rise and fall of lobster populations along the coast from southern New England to Atlantic Canada, the article […]

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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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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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