Darling Marine Center news

UMaine Marine Sciences student Cole Roxbury with kelp at the Darling Marine Center. Photo by Adam St. Gelais.

UMaine researchers look into how to make kelp aquaculture a better carbon sink

Cost-effective carbon dioxide removal technologies play a key role in combating climate change. A team of researchers at the University of Maine in collaboration with Conscience Bay Research have developed a kelp aquaculture model for the Gulf of Maine that maximizes carbon sequestration and cost effectiveness of this natural carbon sink. Wild macroalgae is one […]

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A photo of Heather Leslie speaking with first-year students on the Maine coast

First-year UMaine students dive into marine sciences at Darling Marine Center

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center (DMC) hosted a three-day orientation program last week for 30 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences (SMS). William “Wge” Ellis, associate director of UMaine SMS, leads the annual boot camp, in cooperation with DMC director Heather Leslie and the other seven UMaine faculty based at the […]

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Media feature 2022 SEA Fellows Symposium

The Bangor Daily News, Boothbay Register, Wiscasset Newspaper and Lincoln County News reported on the sixth annual Science for Economic Impact and Application Fellows Symposium, held this year on Aug. 9 at the Downeast Institute in Beals. The SEA Fellows program encourages students in marine research to collaborate on climate-relevant science; network with other undergraduates; […]

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A group Sea Fellows students stand outside of the Downeast Institute in Beals, Maine.

Diving into student research at the Summer 2022 SEA Fellows Symposium

Beals, Maine — Twenty-five students from 15 universities nationwide presented their summer marine research at the sixth annual Science for Economic Impact and Application (SEA) Fellows Symposium, held this year at the Downeast Institute (DEI) in Beals, Maine. More than 50 people, including students and their family members; researchers; local municipal leaders and other community […]

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SEA Fellows Science Symposium scheduled for Aug. 9

Twenty-seven undergraduate and recent post-baccalaureate students from the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, University of Southern Maine, College of the Atlantic and 12 other institutions across the state and nation will share the results of their summer marine research at the 2022 SEA (Science for Economic Impact and Application) Fellows Symposium on […]

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Community invited to participate in shellfish discussion at Darling Marine Center

Interested community members are invited to join researchers and local students at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for a conversation about emerging results of an ongoing community science program in the Damariscotta River estuary. The conversation will focus on the results from the first full year of the community science program studying shellfish […]

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Darling Marine Center annual science seminars continue July 29 and August 12

The Darling Marine Center will host its second and final annual science seminars from 10:30–11:15 a.m. on July 29 and Aug. 12.  On July 29, Damian Brady, professor of oceanography and associate director for research and graduate studies at the School of Marine Sciences, will discuss the development and future of scallop aquaculture in the […]

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