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UMCES Scientist David Secor takes his team off the coast of Ocean City to catch and tag black sea bass so they can study their movements and any potential effect of construction on Maryland's proposed offshore wind turbine project.

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Estuarine ecologist Walter Boynton of Chesapeake Biological Laboratory discusses the mysterious disappearance—and eventual return—of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay.
As part of OysterFutures, masters student Matt Damiano is developing statistical models to predict the impacts of diseases and management on oysters.
Students in the biological oceanography and physical oceanography classes based at Horn Point Laboratory boarded the Rachel Carson Research Vessel for the lab's annual plankton research cruise.