Next Generation: Olivia Pares on viruses in blue crabs

January 3, 2022
"My research focuses on the disease ecology of a pathogen 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.

Next Generation: Nicole Trenholm on melting in the Arctic

December 9, 2021
"In the Arctic, I traced the ocean forces that melt Greenland and the Northwest Passage glaciers. Global impacts from the steady advances in glacial melt include sea level rise, ocean freshening, and changes to nutrient availability required for biomass production and healthy fisheries."