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News

Overall Chesapeake Bay health improving for the first time

June 15, 2018
For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that was reported in recent years is now statistically significant. This is important evidence that the positive trend in ecosystem health is real, and that efforts to improve conditions in the Bay are working. The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2017 report card, one of the highest scores calculated. Punctuating this news is the improved A+ (95%) grade for fish populations

Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

June 14, 2018
A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Matt Fitzpatrick talks Ancient Pollen on WYPR's "On the Record"

June 12, 2018
Matt Fitzpatrick, of the Appalachian Laboratory, was a recent guest on WYPR's "On the Record," where he discussed the connections between ancient pollen and environmental change.

Tiny Bubbles project introduces community college students to science

June 7, 2018
Larua Lapham was awarded one of 10 Changing the Face of STEM mentoring grants from the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program to expose the students to work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

OysterFutures stakeholders reach consensus

May 31, 2018
After a two-year process to find common ground on ways to improve oyster fishing practices and restoration in the Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers, the OysterFutures stakeholders reached consensus and submitted their recommendations to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Events

Jun
18th

Horn Point Seminars ~ Katja Fennel

June 18, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Katja Fennel, from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and the Horn Point Ian Morris Scholar in Residence, will give a talk titled "The role of coastal oceans in biogeochemical cycling" on Monday, June 18 in the AREL lecture hall. All are welcome.
Jun
20th

Horn Point Seminars ~ Katja Fennel

June 20, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dr. Katja Fennel, from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, will give a talk titled "What could biogeochemical data assimilation do for you?" on Wednesday, June 20 at 11am in the AREL lecture hall. All are welcome.
Jun
20th

Special Public Talk by Dr. Katja Fennel

June 20, 2018 4:30pm to 5:30pm
“Gasping for Breath: what is taking the oxygen from our coastal waters?” will be the subject of the special public talk by Dr. Katja Fennel on Wednesday, June 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.
Jun
26th

Horn Point Seminars ~ Matt Pluta

June 26, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm
Matt Pluta, of Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, will give a talk titled "MRC Programs: what they are doing around the watershed to help cleanup the river and our local streams" on Tuesday, June 26 at 11am in the Coastal Science lecture hall. All are welcome.