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PlasticWatch effort in Solomons aims to keep plastic out of the waterways

November 2, 2018
Scientists from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory are partnering with local restaurants on Solomons Island to “make the switch” from common, single-use petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products in an effort to keep harmful plastics out of waterways.

e-DNA emerges as powerful tool for tracking threatened river herring in Chesapeake Bay

November 1, 2018
Researchers have found that tracking and quantifying herring DNA from the environment corresponded well to more traditional field methods and has great potential to assist future monitoring efforts of river herring abundance and habitat use.

Next Generation: Christina Goethel

November 1, 2018
Christina Goethel is a graduate student at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory studying the changes in the populations of several clam species over the last 30 years in the Pacific Arctic Region (Alaska).

Appalachian Laboratory to host "Cat Wars" author Pete Marra- CANCELLED

October 29, 2018
Due to forecasted inclement weather, Dr. Marra's presentation for November 15 has been cancelled. We are attempting to reschedule and will announce a new date as soon as possible.

Growing noise in the ocean can cause dolphins to change their calls

October 24, 2018
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science laid underwater microphones on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to find out more about the ambient noise levels in the area off the coast of Maryland. They found that dolphins are simplifying their calls to be heard over noise from recreational boats and other vessels in nearby shipping lanes.

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