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Large rockfish leave Chesapeake Bay to become ocean migrators; smaller fish remain

May 14, 2020
A new electronic tagging study of 100 Potomac River striped bass sheds light on rockfish migration in Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coast. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researchers found that when rockfish reach 32 inches in length they leave Chesapeake Bay and become ocean migrators.

UMCES researchers examine healthy urban waterfronts around the world

May 4, 2020
Healthy Harbors are important for both the communities that surround them and the animals that live in them. Urban waterfronts, including harbors and ports, are a defining feature of coastal cities and serve as gateways to the rest of the world. HPL's Judy O'Neil co-edited a special issue of Regional Studies of Marine Science by the World Harbours Project, which featured several papers by UMCES researchers on harbors around the globe, from Guanabara Bay adjacent to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where urban development continues to degrade water quality and ecosystem health to Boston Harbor’s transformation from the “harbor of shame” to a vibrant coastal resource.

Celebrate Earth Day with citizen science!

April 22, 2020
A great way to celebrate Earth Day is to join a citizen science project that you can do near your home or even in your own backyard.

Disappearing Alaskan sea ice is significant for Arctic marine ecosystem

April 22, 2020
A new study shows that plant materials originating in Arctic sea ice are significantly incorporated into marine food webs that are used for subsistence in local communities of the greater Bering Strait region.

Horn Point Laboratory Earth Day Memories

April 22, 2020
Today, while we are physically distanced, we are closely united by our love and appreciation for our natural world. The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) invites you to take a moment on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day to celebrate the role of environmental science and share in the inspiration for the work we do every day at HPL.

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