Aboard R/V Rachel Carson with her crew of two

June 26, 2017
Join us aboard UMCES' Research Vessel Rachel Carson with Capt. Michael H. Hulme, director of marine operations, and mate/engineer Robert Nilsen.

UMCES welcomes first France-Merrick Foundation Professor of Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration

June 15, 2017
Dr. Kenneth Rose’s research centers on using mathematical and computer simulation modeling to predict and better understand fish population and food web dynamics in estuaries, lakes, reservoirs, and oceans.

Larger summer ‘dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay

June 14, 2017
Scientists expect this year’s summer Chesapeake Bay hypoxic or “dead zone”—an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and aquatic life—will be larger than average, approximately 1.89 cubic miles. This is due to spring rainfall amounts in New York and Pennsylvania that led to an above average Susquehanna River nitrogen load (81.4 million pounds) to the Chesapeake Bay this spring.

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance’s Monitoring Program Reaches Highest Distinction

June 12, 2017
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance tidal water quality monitoring program has achieved the highest standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program. This means that the data can be used by state and federal agencies in the highest level assessments, such as identifying whether the dissolved oxygen levels are sustainable for fish and other animals living in the Nanticoke River and its tributaries.

UMCES presents at Bay executive council meeting; President Boesch receives governor's citation

June 8, 2017
UMCES scientists invited to talk Bay restoration progress at Chesapeake Bay Program's Executive Council meeting. Also, President Don Boesch receives a governor's citation.