Nutrients that Feed Red Tide in Gulf of Mexico “Under the Microscope” in Major Study

November 6, 2014
The “food” sources that support Florida red tides are more diverse and complex than previously realized, according to five years’ worth of research on red tide and nutrients published recently as an entire special edition of the scientific journal Harmful Algae.

Oyster restoration team gets national attention

November 5, 2014
The oyster culture facility at Horn Point Laboratory has been gaining national attention for its work to grow oyster for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Kudos to Hatchery Manager Mutt Meritt and his team, who were featured on Mike Rowe's Somebody's Gotta Do It on CNN, as well as a National Geographic feature on oyster gardening and a hope for a cleaner Bay.

Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake

September 2, 2014
The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago. However, the grasses mysteriously began to come back in the early 2000s. Today, the bed is one of the biggest and healthiest in the Bay, spanning some 20 square miles. A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory explores what’s behind this major comeback. 

Travel the Chesapeake Bay with science at the Horn Point Laboratory Open House October 11

August 11, 2014
The Horn Point Laboratory invites the public to take part in its annual free Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The theme for this year’s event is “Travel the Bay with Science.”

Dr. Jeffrey Cornwell honored with UMCES President's Award

May 12, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Cornwell, a professor at the Horn Point Laboratory and an expert in sediments, water quality, and wetlands, has been honored by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science with the President's Award for Excellence in Application of Science.