Darling Marine Center news

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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Cash named assistant director of UMaine Lobster Institute 

Maine native and University of Maine alumna Christina Cash has been named assistant director for outreach and communication at the Lobster Institute at UMaine, effective May 17. Cash joins the university from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, where she had been an advancement officer since 2018. Her experience includes serving as program and […]

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BDN, Sun Journal promote shellfish fisheries webinar March 18

The Bangor Daily News and the Sun Journal promoted a March 18 webinar, “What’s Changing on the Mudflats? Collecting Knowledge and Data about Changing Clam Flats,” featuring Sarah Risley, a master’s student in the marine science program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, shellfish harvesters from Maine, and representatives of Maine’s Department of […]

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Colby Johns

Colby Johns: Alumna and UMaine science diving assistant earns instructor certification

Colby Johns, a University of Maine alumna who has been working as a UMaine scientific diving assistant since 2017, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It is based in Walpole […]

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Elisabeth Maxwell

Elisabeth Maxwell: Alumna earns instructor certification while working with Scientific Diving Program

Elisabeth Maxwell, a University of Maine alumna, a research associate at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and an assistant in the Scientific Diving program, has successfully completed the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) instructor certification.  UMaine’s Scientific Diving Program provides support and training to scientists and students in using diving as a research tool. It […]

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Boothbay Register advances viewing, discussion of ‘The Long Coast’

The Boothbay Register promoted a panel discussion with Ian Long, director of the 2020 documentary “The Long Coast,” and Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. The virtual event, which is sponsored by the Darling Center and the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 2. Participants will […]

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Press Herald opinion cites Darling Center aquaculture research

A Portland Press Herald opinion column cited aquaculture research conducted at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in calling for faster turnaround on shellfish aquaculture licenses from the Maine Department of Marine Resources, and a return to scoping and public hearing practices impacted by the pandemic.

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Press Herald, AZO Cleantech advance research exploring genetic response of lobsters to ocean warming, acidification

The Portland Press Herald and AZO Cleantech reported on research exploring the effects of ocean warming and acidification on gene expression in the earliest life stages of the American lobster. The study from a team of researchers from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay and Maine Department […]

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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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