Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

NOAA funds study to explore impact of oil spills on blue crab development

A new study by scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will help determine the potential impact of an oil spill on the development of the blue crab. NOAA and the Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire has awarded a $150,000 grant for a one-year study of the effects of chemical dispersants and dispersed oil on larvae of the commercially important blue crab, a keystone species of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast, and its larvae.

Unique Barge Enters Research Fleet to Test Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

Baltimore, Md. (September 27, 2011) – A unique 155’ barge, or Mobile Test Platform, was dedicated into the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science research fleet. This unique barge will be used to test ballast water treatment technologies that would be employed to reduce the risk of introducing invasive species through the maritime shipping industry.  The dedication ceremony was led by Congressman Cummings (Maryland’s 7th District) and included leadership from the US Maritime Administration, Maryland Port Authority, and UMCES.  

Dr. Thomas Miller takes the Helm of the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Solomons, Md (29 July, 2011) – Dr. Thomas Miller has been appointed the Director of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory after serving as its Interim Director since May.

Alliance for Coastal Technologies

Maritime Environmental Resource Center

Research Pier

The first research pier was built in the 1930s and has been replaced several times, most recently in 2012.  Over the history of CBL, students have spent time on the pier learning abo

L. Eugene Cronin Complex

Built in 2007 and re-dedicated in 2013 to honor Dr. L. Eugene Cronin (1907-1998), CBL’s second Director.  The L.

Maintenance Shop

The Maintenance Building was purchased in the late 1960s and has continuously served as the center for the CBL maintenance and facility operations staff.  Additions to the building have been a

Storage Building

The Storage Building was constructed in 1995 and the parking lot and loading area was finished in 2000.  The Storage Building provides a safe, secure storage area for faculty equipment, field

Northam House

The Northam property is the most recent CBL land purchase.  Purchased in 2010 and currently used as a storage area.

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