Maine high schoolers spend week as ocean researchers
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:30am
Sixteen Maine high school juniors completed a week of experiential learning at Bigelow Laboratory...
Helping our local Coast Guard
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 2:00pm
Given the key role the Coast Guard has played in Maine’s long sea-faring tradition, Boothbay region...
Climate driving new right whale movement
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 8:00am
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased...
Volunteers needed to help document sea level impact on shell middens
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:00am
Maine’s rich cultural history spans thousands of years. The first coastal residents were the...
NOAA scientist to discuss shellfish feeding at DMC
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:00am
On Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center will host a talk...
Training offered for LakeSmart volunteers
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:45am
LakeSmart is an educational program intended to protect the water quality of lakes and ponds by...
Salmon talk leads off aquatic inhabitants lecture series
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:30pm
“Maine Creatures Great & Small” lecture series is a collaboration between Kennebec Estuary Land...
Study looks at individual krill to explain group behavior
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:45am
New research has found that the decisions made by individual Antarctic krill help to shape the...
Coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 8:45am
Orono, Maine — A $75,000 gift from two seafood companies will fund a fourth field season for a...
Marine scientist receives promotion
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:15am
Dr. Damian Brady has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. He is a faculty member in...
Maritime Foundation shares vision, seeks to improve facility for fishermen
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 2:00pm
Carter’s Wharf, a lobster buying station on the east side of Boothbay Harbor, was recently donated...
Volunteers are needed for 2019 Nequasset alewife counting
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 8:00am
As spring comes to coastal Maine, it brings with it the return of alewives to Nequasset Lake in...
Damariscotta River clean-up planned for May 17
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 7:45am
As a kick-off event for the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration in June, Damariscotta River oyster...
Nathaniel “Nathan” Graves returns to Boothbay Sea & Science Center
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:00am
Pauline Dion, Boothbay Sea and Science Center’s (BSSC) president, is pleased to announce that...
Study reveals vast diversity of ocean microbes
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 3:15pm
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean...
DMR commissioner to hold hearings on aquaculture leases
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:15am
On March 20, a group of lobstermen, their families, and concerned citizens submitted 189 signatures...
Atlantic salmon recovery in the Sheepscot
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 8:45am
The Sheepscot River was once teeming with sea-run fish including Atlantic salmon, alewives, shad,...
Study looks to iron from microbes for climate help
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 7:45am
Distributing iron particles produced by bacteria could “fertilize” microscopic ocean plants and...
DRA-PWA hosting volunteer fair April 3
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 7:00am
Have you ever wanted to get involved with a community-focused organization but not known where to...
Researchers discover new nitrogen source in Arctic
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:15am
Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential...
Fish diversity linked to Caribbean coral reef health
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:15am
The health of coral reefs can be impacted as much by the diversity of fish that graze on them as by...
Free screening of ‘Lobster War’ March 2
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:00am
The Harbor Theater will offer a free screening of the documentary "Lobster War" on Saturday, March...
Study shows unusual microbes hold clues to early life
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 8:00am
A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life...
DMC to host a talk on the U.S. Antarctic Diving Program
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 7:30am
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center will host a brown-bag...
Study identifies biomedical potential of bivalves
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:45am
Shellfish such as oysters and mussels have the potential to revolutionize human health research,...
DMR announces local Vibrio training
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:00am
The 2019 Vibrio training required for harvesters and dealers who harvest or buy product direct from...
Scientist honored for work with Bigelow Laboratory education programs
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:00pm
After years of teaching at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay with humor and...
Study shows algae thrive under Greenland sea ice
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a...
Boothbay’s shipbuilding history may sail into present day
Fri, 12/28/2018 - 8:45am
From 1860 to 1930, schooners ruled the seas. Schooners were the fastest and most reliable means of...
Schooner Bowdoin undergoing hull restoration at Bristol Marine, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor
Tue, 12/25/2018 - 9:00am
Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the official vessel of the state of Maine and a National...
Local scientist travels to Monaco for climate conference
Sun, 12/16/2018 - 7:15am
Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center...
Research unlocks secrets of iron storage in algae
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:00am
New research shows that phytoplankton iron storage strategies may determine which species thrive in...
Historic schooner Bowdoin returns to Boothbay region
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 8:30am
A schooner specially designed for Arctic exploration has returned to the Boothbay region once again...
Lafayette Hotels buys Pier 1
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 9:30am
The sale of Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor to Lafayette Hotels was finalized the morning of Friday, Nov...
Study shows how mussels handle microplastic fiber pollution
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:00pm
New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but...
Southport couple seeks experimental lease for kelp farming in Sheepscot River
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 8:15am
A former shrimp fisherman wants to grow kelp in Ebenecook Harbor off Southport Island. In 2013,...
Hodgdon launches two superyacht tenders, signs three more
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 1:30pm
Hodgdon Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon, announced today that they launched two...
Following the red tide
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:00am
Again and again in her adult life, Dr. Cynthia Heil has felt an irresistible pull.
So here’s the...
Twin villages ban plastic bags
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:30am
On Nov. 6, Damariscotta, Newcastle and Waterville joined 17 other Maine communities who have passed...
Upcoming events at Maine Maritime Museum
Fri, 11/02/2018 - 7:30am
Visit the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, in Bath to participate in the following...
$6 million grant launches innovative genetic research at Bigelow Laboratory
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:45am
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay has announced receipt of a $6 million...
UMaine Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boatbuilders incorporate 3D printing technology
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:00pm
ORONO — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center...
Scientist to share an ecological perspective on aquaculture science at Darling Marine Center
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:00pm
Meredith White, head of Research and Development at Mook Sea Farm, will speak at the University of...
Working waterfront to be preserved in Boothbay Harbor
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:00pm
On Aug. 12, Deanne Tibbetts, a resident of Boothbay Harbor, invited a small group of area residents...
Keeping the faith at Blake’s Boatyard
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:15am
When a business has been around for 67 years and word comes it’s changing hands, a natural response...
Providence docks in Wiscasset
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 3:45pm
The wooden sloop Providence docked in Wiscasset Harbor Tuesday for repairs expected to take until...
Living on the brink: the life of a lighthouse keeper
Sun, 09/23/2018 - 2:30pm
I recently had the pleasure of sailing around Ram Island on the schooner Eastwind. As we rounded...
From south to north, young lobsters find cool refuge in deepwater
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:15pm
Orono, Maine — Maine fishermen hauled in 110.8 million pounds of lobsters in 2017 with a value of...
Seahorses in Boothbay Harbor?
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:30am
Lobsterman Mark Jones recently caught two seahorses when hauling his traps – one in Linekin Bay and...
Database designed to assess, guide ocean conservation efforts
Sun, 09/16/2018 - 7:00am
An international team of researchers, including Heather Leslie of the University of Maine, has...