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Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability: facts, values and better decisions

The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies — especially the intersection of nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies — also have the potential to reshape human life. These challenges will require difficult decisions based on […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

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

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Darling Marine Center awarded $1.5M to support aquaculture, media report

The Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and Associated Press reported the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole was awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the development of Maine’s aquaculture industry. The funds will help the center demolish and replace its deteriorated pier, renovate the Flowing Seawater Laboratory, upgrade the flowing […]

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Flexible squid movement focus of summer research at DMC

A visiting team of researchers studied features of muscles that control squid maneuverability this summer at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Squid move to capture prey, elude predators and compete for access to mates. The idea for the research sparked five years ago during a conversation among scientists Ian Bartol, Paul Krueger and […]

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Student divers earn awards

A University of Maine 2016 graduate and current graduate student have earned awards, according to Christopher Rigaud, university diving operations manager and Diving Safety Officer. University of Maine 2016 graduate Chase Brunton received the Dr. Arthur J. Bachrach Bonnier Dive Group publishing internship, sponsored by the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society. Brunton will produce content and participate […]

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Lincoln County News publishes feature on DMC intern working with seafood company

The Lincoln County News published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center feature article about Abby Shaughnessy, a senior studying marine biology at the University of Maine. Shaughnessy is spending the summer interning at the DMC in Walpole. For her Honors thesis, she partnered with Portland-based Ready Seafood to help make selling lobster overseas more profitable. […]

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Second SEA Fellows Symposium slated for Aug. 16

The second annual SEA Fellows Symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. The 2 p.m. symposium will highlight research of students, researchers and industry and community partners from around the state. The event, which will conclude by 5 p.m., includes an optional tour of the […]

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Public invited to Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science forum July 17

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. Presenters will provide synopses of research being conducted by the Sustainable […]

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Boothbay Register previews Runge’s talk at DMC

The Boothbay Register advanced a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem” by University of Maine professor of oceanography Jeffrey Runge at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. The talk is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

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DMC hosts talk about right whales, changing Gulf of Maine

A University of Maine professor of oceanography will give a talk titled “Plankton, Right Whales and Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystem” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 14 in Brooke Hall at the Darling Marine Center. Recent changes in the timing and abundance of zooplankton coincide with changes in right whale sightings, says Jeffrey Runge, […]

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