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Recent Press Releases

Scientists begin to unlock secrets of deep ocean color from organic matter

About half of atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by ocean's phytoplankton through a process called photosynthesis. A large portion of biologically fixed carbon is formed by picocyanobacteria at the sea surface and then transported to the deep ocean.

Chesapeake Bay Report Card shows steady Bay health recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working.

Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms

A new study is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be affected by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland.

Recent News

UMCES scientists discover source of deep ocean color

How does colored dissolved organic matter, which originates from plant detritus (either on land or at sea), make it into the deep ocean?

Cat Stylinski wins President's Award

President Don Boesch gave his last President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science, an honor he first bestowed in 1999 to Cat Stylinski, senior agent at Appalachian Laboratory.

Three UMCES graduates earn Knauss Fellowships through Maryland Sea Grant

Three UMCES students were part of a group of five graduate students selected as 2017 Knauss Marine Policy Fellows through Maryland Sea Grant.