Darling Marine Center news

Leslie invited to deliver Kolshorn Lecture at University of Minnesota

Heather Leslie has been invited to deliver the Kolshorn Lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the University of Minnesota. The director of the Darling Marine Center will discuss “Creating resilient coastal communities and ecosystems: Connecting marine conservation science and practice.” Each year, a distinguished scientist or conservationist is invited to give the lecture. The […]

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Townsend to talk about red tides, changes in Gulf of Maine

David Townsend will present “Red Tides, Unusual Plankton Blooms, and Recent Changes in the Oceanography in the Gulf of Maine” at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2, in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  His talk will focus on red tides, which are algal blooms that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), […]

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Leslie featured in Working Waterfront article on fisheries conference

Working Waterfront featured Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, in an article about the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries “State of the Science” conference, held June 17 at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference focused on a more sophisticated, nuanced approach to fisheries regulation that takes […]

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Sea Grant director to discuss ‘Marine Science for Maine People’ at DMC

Gayle Zydlewski will talk about “Marine Science for Maine People: With a Surprise or Two” at 10:30 a.m. July 12 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Zydlewski directs the Maine Sea Grant College Program, a state-federal partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Maine Sea Grant […]

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Harvesters sought to help with shellfish survey, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the scientists at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center are looking for volunteers to help conduct a shellfish survey that aims to improve the management and conservation of clam flats and mussel beds. Current and previous shellfish license holders are sought to help with the July survey on the tidal […]

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DMC invites friends, neighbors to July 11 social

Want to learn more about local marine science research? Friends and neighbors are invited to a free social at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 4–5:30 p.m. July 11, to meet DMC scientists and students and learn about new and ongoing summer projects. “We want to share some of the exciting new research initiatives […]

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Want to be a marine scientist? Visit the Darling Marine Center

Prospective students interested in marine sciences are encouraged to meet faculty and undergraduates and tour the University of Maine Darling Marine Center at one of two July open house events.  Faculty and undergraduate students will be at the Walpole waterfront campus to talk about the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) academic program as well as […]

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Leslie, Wilson to share coastal community resiliency project

Heather Leslie and Carl Wilson will discuss “Building Coastal Community Resilience in Maine” at 10:30 a.m. June 28 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.  Leslie is the director of the DMC and a Libra Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Her research on the ecology, policy and management of […]

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Free Press advances NOAA scientist’s DMC talk on shellfish filtration

The Free Press reported Darien Mizuta, a postdoctoral research associate at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Laboratory, will speak June 12 at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The 6 p.m. presentation, “In situ feeding performance for shellfish culture,” will describe how shellfish filtration is affected by local environmental factors such […]

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Leslie discusses marine fisheries research at symposium in Germany

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, presented her research in June at the 2nd Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. Leslie was one of 16 invited speakers at the symposium organized by the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the university. The Libra […]

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