Darling Marine Center news

PenBay Pilot features Darling Marine Center graduate students

The Penobscot Bay Pilot featured several UMaine graduate students who completed their work at the Darling Marine Center during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic who have stayed to work in Maine after graduation. Struan Coleman studied the economics of scallop farming in Maine, which led him to working for an environmental research […]

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Darling Marine Center graduate students make their homes and futures in Maine

When he arrived at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in the summer of 2018, Struan Coleman did not expect to spend several years living in rural Maine. Coleman was recruited to Damian Brady’s research group and tasked with investigating the growth rates of oysters living in different parts of the Damariscotta River. The […]

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium — in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center — today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, first announced […]

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Darling Marine Center ready for a busy summer

Scientists, students and staff at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center are gearing up for a busy summer season. More than 20 undergraduate and high school student interns will participate in research projects this summer at the DMC’s Walpole campus and nearby field sites on topics ranging from the biology of oysters and lobsters […]

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Jennifer Smith-Mayo: Rethinking how we talk about science

Jennifer Smith-Mayo was in the United Kingdom filming a documentary about a Jesuit priest when she felt a calling.  Smith-Mayo had been working as a photographer and videographer for most of her professional life. Her resume is diverse, working for well-known outlets such as National Geographic and Down East in locations all over the world, […]

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Researchers highlight value of communicating across disciplines

Researchers highlight value of communicating across disciplines

Collaborating across different fields of study is an important element of addressing climate change and societal challenges. By looking at a particular multidisciplinary project, a group of University of Maine researchers showed how communication shapes collaboration in many different ways.  UMaine researchers from a range of disciplines — including anthropology, ecology and environmental science, genetics, […]

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Darling Marine Center Recruiting Student Researchers

University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center is recruiting student researchers to contribute to a variety of marine and environmental research projects this summer. DMC hosts 25–30 undergraduate researchers on the Walpole campus each summer to collaborate with UMaine faculty and other DMC-based researchers on projects ranging from the fundamental biology of microorganisms active in the […]

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Jocelyn Cooper: Perspectives on deep-sea coral research

Jocelyn Cooper of Boxford, Massachusetts, is a University of Maine senior majoring in marine sciences with a concentration in marine biology. She is a UMaine Center for Undergraduate Research-Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellow and Brooke Olson Award recipient, conducting research in the Waller Lab, led by associate professor Rhian Waller, at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, […]

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Aquaculture Research Institute report cited in Press Herald

A Portland Press Herald article detailing the opportunities and controversies surrounding Maine aquaculture cited a 2016 industry economic impact report from the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute. When he spoke with the Press Herald, Sebastian Belle, director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, also noted the institute and UMaine’s Darling Marine Center as two of […]

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