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Large ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

June 12, 2019
Ecologists are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. The predicted volumes are larger than the summer 2018 dead zone and would be among the four largest in the past 20 years.

Popular dolphin tracker app is back for third year

June 10, 2019
The Chesapeake DolphinWatch app is back for the 2019 summer season with new features, including the ability to upload videos of dolphins spotted on the bay by citizen scientists. The Chesapeake DolphinWatch invites users to mark the location of dolphin sightings on a map of the Chesapeake and its tributaries so scientists can better understand where the dolphins are and where they go.

Next Generation: Zach Gotthardt

June 4, 2019
I’m studying the biogeochemistry of a polluted estuary and how it responds to aeration, the addition of oxygen to the system. My research focuses on a small tidal sub-estuary downstream of Baltimore called Rock Creek, a system that is high in nutrients.

UMCES named part of new NOAA Cooperative Institute

May 31, 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has named UMCES as part of a new Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region to conduct research of the U.S. Northeast continental shelf ecosystem.

Laura Lapham awarded for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship

May 30, 2019
Laura Lapham, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, was awarded the second annual Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award by graduate students.

Events

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Horn Point Seminars ~ Danielle Kreeger, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

June 26, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Danielle Kreeger, from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, will give a talk titled "Mussel Mania – Restoring blue collar bivalves for cleaner water" on Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00am in the Coastal Science lecture hall. The public is welcome.
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Horn Point Seminars ~ Katie McFarland, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory

June 27, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
Katie McFarland, from the Horn Point Laboratory, will give a talk titled "Physiological response to stress during the larval development of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica" on Thursday, June 27 at 11:00am in the Coastal Science lecture hall. The public is welcome.