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What forecasting Dead Zones teaches us about Chesapeake Bay

September 24, 2017
Scientists forecast a larger-than-average dead zone in Chesapeake Bay during summer 2017, but as summer came to an end, it looked to be an overestimate. We talk to Jeremy Testa, an expert from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, about what makes a dead zone and why the forecast might have missed the mark.

Flight of the rockfish: What migration taught us about Maryland's state fish

September 19, 2017
Dr. David Secor, a fisheries scientist at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, has made a career out of understanding where fish migrate and why. We talk to him about one of his most critical studies, Potomac and Atlantic Striped Bass Telemetry Study.

Researchers identify zone of increasing acidity in Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2017
A research team has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay. The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification—changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.

Citizen science helps Dr. Bailey track dolphins in Chesapeake Bay

August 3, 2017
Citizen scientists are helping to track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Listen to researcher Helen Bailey to find out more about the new app that makes it possible.

Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association supports fisheries research

July 26, 2017
The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association Southern Maryland Chapter (MSSA-SMC) donated to Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) a gift certificate and new equipment to support field and laboratory work in fisheries research and management. 

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