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

October 13, 2015
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

October 13, 2015
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. However, on a global scale, we have not been studying the Earth’s climate for very long.

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

October 13, 2015
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."

White House highlights Arctic research with a local connection

October 13, 2015
The White House’s press release about President Obama’s recent announcement regarding new investments aimed at enhancing safety and security in the changing Arctic notes that “Climate change is reshaping the Arctic in profound ways. The global Arctic has warmed approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world, resulting in significant impacts on land and sea.”

Welcome to CBL’s New Students!

October 13, 2015
The start of the 2015/2016 school year has brought six new students to the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.