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Tracking dolphins in Chesapeake Bay

UMCES scientist Helen Bailey created DolphinWatch, a research project aimed at answering some of her lingering questions about dolphins in the Bay. At the heart of the project is a web-based application that allows members of the public to report dolphin sightings in the Bay with the touch of a finger.
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Scientists examine black sea bass ahead of offshore turbine project

David Secor and his fisheries team are studying the movements of black sea bass off Ocean City near the location of a massive wind turbine project. With a meteorological tower to go in first, the team hopes to understand how the usually stationary fish responds to potential disturbances.
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Guanabara Bay watershed, under stress, earns D grade

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Guanabara Bay Environmental Health Report Card—the first of its kind in Brazil—to track progress of global water management goals.
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Chasing the mystery behind bioluminescence in Puerto Rico

A group of undergraduates from two Puerto Rican universities, with help from two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researchers, spent a week investigating the plankton behind the consistent bioluminescence in a Puerto Rican bay as part of a new research and education center that Maryland Sea Grant College established with funding from the National Science Foundation.
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Chesapeake Bay Report Card shows steady recovery

The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by UMCES scientists.
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Scientists investigate climate changes in forests

Appalachian Laboratory researchers found forests demand more soil nitrogen in earlier springs, and set out in search of more answers, including how fast are forests changing and what are the consequences?
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