Darling Marine Center news

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UMaine launches the College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences 

The College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences made its debut during a town hall meeting at the University of Maine on Oct. 31.  The college, formerly known as the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, is the largest of UMaine’s six colleges, accounting for 26.5% of all university enrollments. Members of the newly […]

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UMaine researcher who helped reshape marine science in Maine retires

When Bob Steneck came to the University of Maine in 1982, there were few marine ecologists in the state, and none interacted with fishermen. He was among the first in Maine to work with lobstermen on research, traveling with them on their boats, diving to the seafloor to study lobsters and sharing his findings with […]

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Staudinger receives Honorable Mention for the 2023 Climate Adaptation  Leadership Award for Natural Resources

Michelle Staudinger, associate professor at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and Darling Marine Center, was awarded an honorable mention for the 2023 Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. Staudinger was recognized in the “Federal Government” category for demonstrating exemplary leadership in reducing climate related threats and promoting adaptation of the nation’s […]

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New findings revealed on how climate change impacts lobster ecology

New information is emerging on how climate change is impacting American lobster populations and their connections to other species in the marine food web in the earliest stages of their life cycle. New research conducted by two graduate students at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) has revealed more information about how these […]

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Media notes UMaine role in Camp Mummichog summer day camp

In an article about the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Camp Mummichog summer day camp, the Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper noted that campers ages of 9–12 who are participating in “Marine Adventures” July 31–Aug. 4 will conduct their own experiments, dissect a squid, visit a lab at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center to […]

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UMaine researchers and students share their science at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

University of Maine students, researchers, Marine Extension Team members and alumni were among the more than 2,000 participants in the 48th Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, March 2–4. The annual three-day event brings together fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government officials and others to share information and collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, […]

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Lincoln County News shares Leslie honor as 2022 AAAS Fellow

The Lincoln County News reported that Heather Leslie, professor of marine science and director of the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, one of the highest honors in the scientific community.

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Media share Darling Marine Center search for student researchers

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Lincoln County News shared that University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting student researchers to contribute to a diversity of marine and environmental research projects this summer. This season, more than 15 paid internships are available for students, thanks to support from friends and donors to the Darling Marine […]

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Heather Leslie, Darling Marine Center Director, named 2022 AAAS fellow

Heather Leslie, professor of marine science and director of the Darling Marine Center at the University of Maine, has been named a 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, one of the highest honors in the scientific community. AAAS Fellows are a group of scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements […]

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