The recently published work of two oceanographers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) displays how ocean warming, sea level rise, and the hardening of shorelines will lead to increased storm surges for Baltimore and other larger cities.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science campuses across Maryland are reaching out to serve their communities, offering personal protective equipment and emergency supplies to hospitals and local health departments and volunteering in local food banks.
Broodstock is defined as a group of mature individuals used in aquaculture for breeding purposes. At the HPL oyster hatchery it means mature adult male and female oysters, which have been placed in floats and plunked into the cool waters of the laboratory’s tidal basin every fall. And there they sleep, until they are brought up to the hatchery beginning in January to begin the new season.
UMCES has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a coalition of scientists from around the country to study the impact of storms, sea-level rise, and climate change on estuaries and bays.