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."

John Piasecki wins university staff award

December 9, 2021
John Piasecki, Appalachian Laboratory Facilities Manager, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Staff Excellence Award.

Building a sustainable seafood system

December 7, 2021
To feed an ever-growing world, scientists are working on sustainable ways to produce protein, and land-based aquaculture has become an increasingly viable way to build a sustainable seafood system.