Darling Marine Center news

Phys.org reports on Leslie, Pellowe study of small-scale fisheries

Phys.org picked up a University of Maine news release documenting the diverse community benefits from small, local fisheries. The study by Heather Leslie, director of the Darling Marine Center, and Kara Pellowe, a former UMaine postdoctoral scholar, found that non-fishing families recognized the broader community benefits of the fishing industry in a small town in […]

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Image of lobster boats at a working waterfront in Maine

Experts contribute to Maine’s plan for climate action

The Maine Climate Council released its four-year plan for climate action Tuesday, the same day 60-mph wind gusts were battering the state. As Council member Ivan Fernandez remarked during the public release of the report that the five hottest years in Earth’s recorded history were the last five, the temperature in a number of communities […]

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‘The Maine Question’ closes third season asking how lobsters are doing

Lobsters are synonymous with Maine, defining it alongside lighthouses, forests, rocky coasts, blueberries and potatoes. Beyond its reputation as a delicious meal, the iconic crustacean propels a major industry, draws tourists from around the world and serves as a bellwether for climate change and environmental health.   Few people know lobster from all angles better than […]

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Mainebiz reports on DMC infrastructure improvement

Mainebiz reported on the ongoing $5.2 million infrastructure improvement project at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Construction includes upgrading the center’s flowing seawater system, renovating its oldest seawater laboratory and replacing its 50-year-old main pier. The improvements are funded by an award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration with matching funds […]

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Wiscasset Newspaper highlights new assistant professor at Darling

The Wiscasset Newspaper shared a media release about the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole welcoming its newest member: Meg Estapa. “My time here as a grad student showed me that midcoast Maine is a great place to live,” said Estapa, a libra assistant professor of chemical oceanography with UMaine’s School of Marine […]

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Wiscasset Newspaper, Lincoln County News highlight construction at Darling Marine Center

Wiscasset Newspaper and The Lincoln County News picked up a Darling Marine Center (DMC) news release about the waterfront improvement projects now underway at DMC. Planned construction includes upgrading the flowing seawater system, renovating the oldest seawater laboratory and replacing the Center’s main pier. “Amid all the challenges people are facing right now, we’re grateful for the […]

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Darling Marine Center interns: Summer science stories

This summer, eight research interns from the University of Maine, Bates College and Brandeis University collaborated with UMaine scientists based at the Darling Marine Center. Some worked remotely, while other students were out in the field and on UMaine research vessels, collecting data on our changing ocean as part of their capstone and thesis projects.  […]

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