Darling Marine Center

Diver surveys coral reef in the tropical waters off the Dominican Republic.

Coral detectives: Steneck, student team study reef health in Dominican Republic

The coast of the Dominican Republic is home to coral reefs, the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems. But the reefs are rapidly degrading, threatened by the effects of climate change, overfishing and other human activities. University of Maine researcher Bob Steneck and UMaine students traveled there May 12–25 to collect data, increase knowledge and diagnose […]

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From coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research

A $75,000 gift from two seafood companies will fund a fourth field season for a University of Maine deepwater lobster settlement monitoring program. The deepwater research is an extension of the American Lobster Settlement Index, which was initiated in 1989 by Rick Wahle, a research professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of […]

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BDN refers to lobster study in article about rising temps

A Bangor Daily News story about how Maine’s climate won’t feel like Maine in another 60 years cited a 2016 study by researchers at the Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The study indicated that baby lobsters may not be able to survive if temperatures in the Gulf of Maine increase by […]

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In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Lincoln County News reports Rigaud’s talk rescheduled for Feb. 20

The Lincoln County News reported a Feb. 13 talk by Christopher Rigaud, the diving operations manager for the University of Maine, is rescheduled for noon Feb. 20 in Brooke Hall at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole due to a snowstorm. The talk will provide an inside look at scientific diving with the U.S. Antarctic […]

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Rigaud to talk at DMC about scientific diving with US Antarctic Program

Christopher Rigaud will provide an inside look at scientific diving with the U.S. Antarctic Program at noon Feb. 13 during a brown-bag seminar in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Rigaud is UMaine’s diving operations manager and serves on the Scientific Diving Control Board of the U.S. Antarctic Program. […]

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Founder of American Unagi LLC grew business at Darling Marine Center, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Sara Rademaker, the founder of elver-growing startup company American Unagi LLC, grew her business at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole before taking the next step. The company buys elvers, or young eels, from local harvesters and grows them to market size using land-based aquaculture practices. Rademaker […]

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UMaine, UMM marine experts to present to legislative committee Jan. 17

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias marine experts will give a 90-minute briefing to the 129th Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources during its Jan. 17 meeting that begins at 1 p.m. The intent of the briefing is to provide an overview of the expertise and resources UMaine and UMM have […]

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Steneck discusses risks to coral reefs at Ocean Solutions Initiative in Monaco

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, recently attended the Ocean Solution Initiative convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II. The initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries — Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States — to discuss global and local […]

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