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Faculty Profile: Matt Gray on Oyster Aquaculture

July 1, 2020
I'm really interested in the different services that shellfish provide. The most obvious service is as food. We grow them and eat them. Other uses include shoreline stabilization and as habitats for other commercial and ecologically important species. Then there's other services that people are probably more familiar with, such as water filtration and improvement to the clarity and quality of waterways.

Next Generation: Anna Windle on Drones & the Chesapeake Bay

June 30, 2020
Anna Windle"s research focuses on satellite and drone remote sensing in the coastal waters of Chesapeake Bay to help better understand water quality.

Research team receives $10M to transform shellfish farming with smart technology

June 26, 2020
UMCES researcher Matt Gray and a group of researchers and institutions throughout the U.S. received a $10M grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring advanced technology to the domestic shellfish aquaculture industry.

Bay 101: A virtual seminar series, science of the Chesapeake for non-scientists

June 25, 2020
Every Wednesday from July 8 through August 5 from 5:00 to 5:30 pm Horn Point Laboratory researchers will share a free, online seminar series about the science of the Chesapeake Bay. The thirty-minute programs will shed light into the mysteries of the Bay and highlight Horn Point programs working to improve the health of the Bay and its aquatic life.

Professor Matt Gray on the filtration capabilities of oysters

May 20, 2020
Oysters are filter feeders that can help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, right? Many have seen the various web videos showing a dozen or so bivalves clearing a murky fish tank in just an hour. But are they such ecological superheroes that each one can siphon 50 gallons of water in a day? Is it true? Well, yes, but not so much in the real world, according to Matthew Gray, a scientist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory.

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