Mitigating Harmful Algae Blooms with Clay and Crab Shells

August 18, 2010
An August 2010 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allowing a team of researchers, led by UMCES@IMET scientist Dr. Allen Place, to test the efficiency of using suspended clays to remove toxic blooms of Microcystis aeruginosa from the water.

Discovery of Algae’s Toxic Hunting Habits Could Help Curb Chesapeake Fish Kills

January 18, 2010
A team of researchers including UMCES-IMET scientist Dr. Allen Place has discovered that a microbe commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay emits a poison not just to protect itself but to stun and immobilize the prey it plans to eat.