Walter Boynton honored with the 2017 Ruth Patrick Award

December 12, 2016
The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography has awarded Dr. Walter R. Boynton this distinguished honor in recognition of his research to solve environmental problems and shape policy with long-lasting impacts on estuarine ecosystems.

Chesapeake Bay scientist Walter Boynton awarded Mathias Medal

December 5, 2016
The prestigious honor has gone to just seven people in nearly three decades. Maryland Sea Grant College awards the medal jointly with Virginia Sea Grant and the Chesapeake Research Consortium.

New tool helps ships avoid whale hotspots

December 4, 2016
A new system, called WhaleWatch, produces monthly maps of blue whale "hotspots" to alert ships where there may be an increased risk of encountering these endangered whales.

New research facility honors legendary Maryland environmental scientist Reginald Truitt

September 13, 2016
On September 10, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons unveiled a new, state-of-the-art building dedicated to the lab’s founding director, Reginald Truitt.

Mobile laboratory helps keep invasive species out of Chesapeake Bay

August 31, 2016
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Maritime Environmental Resource Center has a mobile test platform that evaluates the performance of ballast water treatment technologies before they are installed on ships to ensure they meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements.