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New study tracks microplastics in watershed

January 5, 2022
This two-year project will study the fate and transport of microplastics, providing a baseline of understanding of what kind of plastics exist in the waterway and how they move through coastal systems

Next Generation: Olivia Pares

January 3, 2022
"My research focuses on the disease ecology of a pathogen called Callinectes sapidus reovirus I that infects blue crabs...Research on the dynamics of these pathogens is vital because the reovirus causes mortality to an economically and ecologically important species."

Horn Point Laboratory scientists journey to Thailand to collaborate on global stressors to marine ecosystems

December 16, 2021
Despite widely different climate, the waters of southern Thailand and the Chesapeake Bay experience similar climate and human stressors. Dr’s Coles and Hood will spend six months collaborating with Thai colleagues building relations to advance our understanding of the global impacts of human induced stressors and ocean acidification.

Update from the Gulf of Mexico on Harmful Algal Blooms

December 15, 2021
Professor Pat Glibert and her students took to the seas in the Gulf of Mexico for 10 days collecting samples to understand more about red tides and what makes some dissipate while others become massive.

Cutting mercury inputs to lakes quickly reduces mercury in the fish we eat, say scientists

December 15, 2021
During the study conducted over 15 years, scientists from the U.S. and Canada intentionally added a traceable form of mercury to a small remote research lake and its watershed. They discovered that the new mercury they added quickly built up in fish populations, and then declined almost as quickly once they stopped the additions.