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Maritime Environmental Resource Center ends certification testing of ballast water management systems

December 6, 2017
Maritime Environment Resource Center will no longer provide ballast water management systems certification testing services.

Controlling mosquitoes with Chesapeake critters

December 6, 2017
Biological oceanographer Jamie Pierson of the Horn Point Laboratory is exploring whether or not microscopic critters found in the waters around the Chesapeake Bay region could be used to naturally control mosquito populations.Copepods-small aquatic crustaceans that are a major food source for small fish and birds-have been used as mosquito control in places like Louisiana and New Jersey.

Next Generation: Matthew Spitznagel

December 1, 2017
Get to know IMET graduate student, Matthew Spitznagel, who is trying to understand a disease killing blue crabs.

New gene-based ocean model suggests, for microbes, it’s not who you are but what you do

December 1, 2017
A new model simulates the impact of microbial activities on the chemistry in the North Atlantic and suggests that the evolution of a metabolic function rather than the evolution of an individual species shapes the ocean as we know it. It is the first model that actually predicts genes and transcription throughout the ocean.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory honors staff

November 30, 2017
Staff at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) were recognized Thursday for longevity as part of an employee town hall meeting.

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