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New book shows how the last four decades of technological advances have uncovered hidden migration behaviors of fish

"Imagine the clandestine lives of marine fishes,” begins “Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes,”

New study finds that bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation

A new study shows that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they can make a collective decision to grow an appendage and swim away. This type of behavior has been seen for the first time in marine sponges, and could lead to an understanding of how to break up harmful bacterial biofilms, such as plaque on teeth or those found on internal medical devices like artificial heart valves.

Environmental leaders gather to discuss Chesapeake Bay and human health

"Stop acting like we're bulletproof" urged Congressman Elijah Cummings at the kick off of a two-day conference on the Chesapeake Bay and human health at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Science at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, May 14-15.

Chesapeake Oyster Population Less Than One Percent of Historic Levels - Overfishing, disease, and habitat loss have led to continued declines in Maryland’s portion of the Bay

Solomons, Md. (August 31, 2011) – According to recent research, published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series (Vol. 436), the oyster population in the upper Chesapeake Bay has been estimated to be 0.3% of population levels of early 1800s due to overfishing, disease, and habitat loss.

Blue Crab Research May Help Chesapeake Bay Watermen Improve Soft Shell Harvest

A research effort designed to prevent the introduction of viruses to blue crabs in a research hatchery could end up helping Chesapeake Bay watermen improve their bottom line by reducing the number of soft shell crabs perishing before reaching the market. The findings, published in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, shows that the transmission of a crab-specific virus in diseased and dying crabs likely occurs after the pre-molt (or ‘peeler’) crabs are removed from the wild and placed in soft-shell production facilities.

UMCES Scientists Lead Call for Moratorium on Mountaintop Mining Permits

Based on a comprehensive analysis of the latest scientific findings and new data, UMCES researchers Dr. Margaret Palmer and Dr. Keith Eshleman are leading a group of leading environmental scientists calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to stay all new mountaintop mining permits.

UMCES remembers longtime Board of Visitors member Charles “Ted” Peck

Chancellor Caret appoints search committee for UMCES president

Adelphi, MD (Dec. 19, 2016) -- Robert L. Caret, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today announced his appointment of the search and screening committee for the president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES),  one of the university system's 12 institutions.

Walter Boynton honored with the 2017 Ruth Patrick Award

The Ruth Patrick Award is given to scientists who have made outstanding contributions towards solving environmental problems. The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) has awarded Dr. Walter R. Boynton of the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory this distinguished honor in recognition of his research to solve environmental problems and shape policy with long-lasting impacts on estuarine ecosystems. The award will be presented at the Aquatic Sciences Meeting (ASM) in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 26- March, 2017.

Legendary Chesapeake scientist Walter Boynton awarded Mathias medal for distinguished career

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 5, 2016)—Walter Boynton, a fixture in the world of Chesapeake Bay science for more than 40 years and a longtime professor and estuarine ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, received the prestigious Mathias Medal Friday night to recognize his distinguished career of outstanding scientific research that has contributed to informed environmental policy in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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