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Next Generation: Taylor Armstrong on controlling toxic algal blooms in lakes

June 28, 2019
"I will be looking at how we can control and mitigate harmful algal blooms in polluted lakes. I want to figure out what those chemicals being released by the barley are to simplify the process of combating harmful algal blooms."

Kane Samuel completes undergraduate internship at Appalachian Laboratory

June 24, 2019
Kane Samuel, a Frostburg State University senior majoring in chemistry, recently completed an internship at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), under the supervision of Associate Professor Mark Castro.

Chelsea Wegner receives prestigious graduate award for Arctic research

June 17, 2019
Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Wegner has been awarded a prestigious $25,000 graduate student research award from the North Pacific Research Board. One of only six awarded nationally, the award will allow her to continue and expand her study of the potential impact of the loss of ice algae on the Pacific Arctic food web.

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.