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Summer dead zones in Chesapeake Bay breaking up earlier

June 14, 2018
A new study shows that dead zones in the lower Chesapeake Bay are beginning to break up earlier in the fall, which may be an indication that efforts to reduce nutrient pollution to the Bay are beginning to make an impact.

Tour Horn Point's campus

May 11, 2018
Tours of Horn Point Laboratory are available at 10 a.m. Tuesdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Next Generation: Juan Alvarez

May 1, 2018
Juan Alvarez is focusing his graduate work on understanding the ecological drivers of bioluminescent lagoons. These coastal lagoons are predominantly dominated by a dinoflagellate called Pyrodinium bahamense.

Hurricane Maria potential game-changer for Horn Point student’s research

May 1, 2018
Juan Alvarez regularly returns to his native Puerto Rico to understand the ecology behind the island's lucrative bioluminescent bays, but he had to put his research on hold after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Seven months later, he will return to see his family and see how much the storm that changed the island changed his research focus.

Horn Point Laboratory flips switch on new solar field

April 24, 2018
The switch was flipped on a new solar field spanning 10 acres on the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory campus. The 11,000 solar panels are expected to generate the equivalent of 50% of the campus’ annual energy consumption.

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