Networks, Initiatives, Centers and Institutes

Morse offers advice on how to serve Maine oysters, Press Herald reports

Dana Morse, a researcher with the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, Maine Sea Grant and UMaine Cooperative Extension, gave a gentle warning to Portland Press Herald readers, looking to serve large, succulent Maine oysters at their New Year’s parties. “By and large, the larger the oyster you get, the stronger they’re going to be […]

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Associated Press rates warming ocean top 10 Maine story of 2016

The Associated Press ranked a story that stemmed from University of Maine research — that baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s warming waters — as the No. 10 story this year in Maine. WABI (Channel 5) and The Washington Times carried the AP’s top 10 list. University of Maine Darling […]

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Kevin Du Clos successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

On Thursday, December 1, Kevin Du Clos successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole. The defense not only earned Du Clos a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the School of Marine Sciences, but it was also the conclusion of a long and productive research career at the […]

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Darling Marine Center cited in AP article on Maine eel farmer

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center was mentioned in an Associated Press article about how a Maine aquaculture farmer wants to keep baby eels, or elvers, in the state. Elvers are at the center of a lucrative business in Maine, which is home to the only large-scale fishing operation for them in the country, […]

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Jesica Waller successfully defends master’s thesis

On Thursday, November 17, Jesica Waller, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, successfully defended her master’s thesis at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Waller’s research examines how lobster larvae may be impacted by ocean acidification and warming. Earlier this fall, her work received international media attention as the first […]

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Steneck contributes to global study touting local management of kelp forests

A half-century of global ocean research indicates local management is key to sustaining kelp forest health. Kelp  — large brown seaweed or alga  — provides food or habitat for a number of species, including fish, sea urchins and lobster, says Bob Steneck, a University of Maine oceanographer and one of 37 scientists who took part […]

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Lobsters, water quality focus of DMC grad students’ research

University of Maine Darling Marine Center graduate students Carl Huntsberger and Whitley Gilbert want their research to support better management of two of Maine’s most valuable natural resources — clean water and lobsters. Huntsberger was 9 when he began lobster fishing. He knew a legal-sized lobster, known as “a keeper,” is one whose main shell […]

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DMC, Bigelow study: Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support. That’s according to newly published research conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The research is the only published […]

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UMaine Marine Sciences Boot Camp connects students to the ocean

The annual Marine Sciences Boot Camp at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), in Walpole, offers first-year students an intensive preview of what their lives will look like as marine-science majors. “I loved every minute of it,” said Miranda Furnari, a student from Danvers, Mass. “It was so incredible to actually get a […]

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Video: Conducting research to buoy aquaculture

Read transcript In summer 2016, students from the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias and the University of New England became SEA (Science for Economic Impact & Application) Fellows. Knowledge gained from hands-on marine research projects involving oysters, lobster shell hardness and disease, clam growth and surface runoff in the Damariscotta River estuary […]

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