The Darling Marine Center is the marine laboratory of the University of Maine and the site of world renowned marine research and education. We marked our 45th Anniversary in 2011 and continue to support UMaine faculty and students in the School of Marine Sciences, as well as visiting investigators from across the country and around the world. With easy access to diverse intertidal habitats and the Gulf of Maine, state-of-the-art facilities and competitive rates, it's no wonder that hundreds of students and scientists have come to the DMC in the last decade.
DMC resident faculty and students are associated with the UMaine's School of Marine Sciences. Their research interests range from biogeochemistry, remote sensing and ocean optics to invertebrate taxonomy and ecology, deep-sea biology, phytoplankon physiology and marine archaeology. Additional faculty from UMaine use the the Center's facilities on a part-time or seasonal basis to pursue their research interests in the fields invertebrate biology, finfish and shellfish reproductive physiology, and macroalgal physiology and ecology.