Darling Marine Center news

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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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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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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