Darling Marine Center

UMaine research cited in Press Herald report on Maine lobster haul decline

University of Maine research was cited in the Portland Press Herald article about Maine’s lobster industry seeing both its value and volume fall sharply in 2017. Landings declined 16 percent in 2017, and the boat value of the statewide catch fell 18.6 percent, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources, which released its annual […]

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DMC researchers attend national ocean sciences meeting, Wiscasset Newspaper reports

Wiscasset Newspaper published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release about DMC scientists presenting research findings at the annual Ocean Science Meeting in Oregon. Maura Niemisto, a graduate student at the DMC working with research professor Rick Wahle, presented her research on the effects of ocean warming and acidification on the behavior, physiology […]

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DMC accepting applications for summer internships, media report

The Lincoln County News and Boothbay Register published a University of Maine news release announcing the Darling Marine Center is accepting internship applications. Each summer, undergraduate students at the DMC in Walpole conduct basic and applied marine research in, on, under, and beside the waters of the Damariscotta River estuary and the Gulf of Maine, […]

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Marine investment

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $1.5 million to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine’s marine laboratory in Walpole. The award will benefit marine companies and communities statewide and beyond. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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Diving into Aquaculture

Melissa Britsch shares her reflections on her recently completed Aquaculture Internship at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Melissa’s internship and the research she conducted was supported by both state and federal government sources*, along with in-kind support from the Darling Marine Center. Melissa with scallops in Clarks Cove I came to […]

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Wahle featured in Radio-Canada report on lobsters, warming waters

Rick Wahle, a research professor at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, was interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting’s Radio-Canada for a report about American lobster migrating from south to north, as a result of warming waters. A segment of the footage was shot at the DMC waterfront in Walpole where Wahle and graduate students conduct […]

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Morse to give oyster harvesting talk in Newcastle, Boothbay Register reports

Boothbay Register reported Dana Morse, an aquaculture researcher with Maine Sea Grant who works at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, will talk about the oyster harvesting process Nov. 28 in Newcastle. From 3 to 4 p.m., Morse will speak at the Lincoln Home about why the Damariscotta River produces some of the best-tasting oysters, […]

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Darling Marine Center honors departing education coordinator

The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center recognized Annelissa “Lili” Pugh for her commitment to marine science education as she leaves the position of DMC K-12 Education Coordinator in late November. “We are very grateful to Lili Pugh for her dedication and many contributions to the Center,” said Heather Leslie, Director of the DMC. Pugh has been the heart and soul of […]

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Authors of ‘Caught’ to share fishing tales Nov. 14 at DMC

The authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” will sign books and share stories at noon Nov. 14 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing […]

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