Darling Marine Center news

NSFA Unlocked reveals impact behind the acronym

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine will host a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. Sept. 30.  Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more will highlight the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aims to better […]

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Leslie article featured in local media

Heather Leslie, the director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), penned a news release highlighting the DMC’s three-day marine sciences boot camp that was published in the Wiscasset Newspaper, the Boothbay Register and the Penobscot Bay Pilot. This orientation provides an opportunity for new marine sciences students to become acquainted with the […]

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A view of Clarks Cove in Walpole, Maine

New aquaculture research highlights areas of consensus, disagreement

Aquaculture creates many benefits for Maine people, including fresh seafood, stable jobs, and opportunities to enhance tourism, environmental conservation and community resilience. And, like all working waterfront activities, aquaculture operations occupy ocean space and are part of the busy coastal environment that we call home. People have varied perspectives about aquaculture and the future of […]

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A large black coral along the edge of a very steep cliff that was heavily encrusted with coral and sponges.

Waller to lead NOAA exploration of underwater mountains

This summer, Rhian Waller will return to an area of the Atlantic Ocean that she last explored 16 years ago. And she’s inviting everyone interested in the deep sea and deep sea animals to watch the underwater discoveries with her in real time. In 2005, Waller was a postdoctoral fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution […]

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Student-led community science program to support shellfish management

A research team from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, including undergraduate and high school students, will spend the coming months recording the number, type and size of shellfish species at several sites along the upper Damariscotta River. They also will document local knowledge of the estuary held by fishermen and other local residents. […]

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Cash named assistant director of UMaine Lobster Institute 

Maine native and University of Maine alumna Christina Cash has been named assistant director for outreach and communication at the Lobster Institute at UMaine, effective May 17. Cash joins the university from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, where she had been an advancement officer since 2018. Her experience includes serving as program and […]

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BDN, Sun Journal promote shellfish fisheries webinar March 18

The Bangor Daily News and the Sun Journal promoted a March 18 webinar, “What’s Changing on the Mudflats? Collecting Knowledge and Data about Changing Clam Flats,” featuring Sarah Risley, a master’s student in the marine science program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, shellfish harvesters from Maine, and representatives of Maine’s Department of […]

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Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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