News from the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

Helping Local Planners Improve the Quality of Coastal Bays

More people have moved to the Delmarva Peninsula in recent years, drawn by the charms of living near the coast.

Blue Crabs & Climate Connections

Every year when the waters of the Chesapeake Bay drop below 54 degrees, blue crabs burrow under the sand to survive the winter.

Hadley McIntosh Receives Anchor QEA, LLC Scholarship

Congratulations to Hadley McIntosh, a Ph.D. student at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), for receiving an Anchor QEA, LLC scholarship!

Fish Facing Warmer Waters

When it comes to scientific data, older isn't typically better. But when you are teasing out environmental trends, like temperature change, it helps to have a long record.

CBL Scientists Study Effects of Fall Storms and Wind on Bay’s “Metabolism”

When a big storm has passed over the Chesapeake Bay, you can look around after and see the signs, like floating wooden debris.

Graduate of Distinction Award Presented to Dr. Jeremy Testa

Congratulations to Doctor Jeremy Testa, who will be presented with the Graduate of Distinction - Incipiens Quercu (young oak) Award by his undergraduate university – the State University o

Whale Watching, Beneath the Waves

Studying the travels of marine mammals may influence the construction of offshore wind power

What’s happening on the CBL Research Pier? FlexEl, LLC’s Deploys Underwater Reserve Batteries

Operating sensors and detectors in strategic bay and coastal environments is critically important, but powering these devices can be difficult.  Not only do batteries have to be able to survive in water, they have to be resistant to damage from wave action, aquatic life, and increased corrosion that can result from salty conditions. FlexEl, LLC has developed thin, flexible batteries that use this challenging environment to their advantage.

Testing our Assumptions: CBL Scientists Seek to Improve Historic Climate Records

To understand how our climate is changing today and what could happen in the future, we need to understand how the Earth’s climate has changed in the past.

Will Ocean Acidification Create “Super Crabs” in Bay? Maybe Not

Acidifying Conditions Could Bring Benefits and Problems for the Bay's Iconic Crustaceans

Sorry to disappoint comic-book fans, but don’t expect to see any crabs with super powers swimming around the Chesapeake Bay — despite the Washington Post's prediction not long ago that "it is the dawn of the super crab."