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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.

Faculty Spotlight: An interview with Dr. Jamie Pierson

May 19, 2020
Just prior to all non-essential faculty and staff being ordered to work from home back in mid-March, Communications Specialist David Ferraris had a chance to sit down with Dr. Jamie Pierson in what has become the first in a series of faculty interviews.

UMCES researchers examine healthy urban waterfronts around the world

May 4, 2020
Healthy Harbors are important for both the communities that surround them and the animals that live in them. Urban waterfronts, including harbors and ports, are a defining feature of coastal cities and serve as gateways to the rest of the world. HPL's Judy O'Neil co-edited a special issue of Regional Studies of Marine Science by the World Harbours Project, which featured several papers by UMCES researchers on harbors around the globe, from Guanabara Bay adjacent to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where urban development continues to degrade water quality and ecosystem health to Boston Harbor’s transformation from the “harbor of shame” to a vibrant coastal resource.

Horn Point Laboratory Earth Day Memories

April 22, 2020
Today, while we are physically distanced, we are closely united by our love and appreciation for our natural world. The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) invites you to take a moment on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day to celebrate the role of environmental science and share in the inspiration for the work we do every day at HPL.

Horn Point Laboratory student Morgan Ross recognized by Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship (REEF) Program

April 13, 2020
The Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship (REEF) Program was established in Fall of 2014 and is supported by the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation. Initially the program was only offered to UMCES-IMET students, but this year it was opened up for all UMCES students to apply. The program, which helps build skills that are often overlooked in the science field, recognized Horn Point Laboratory's Morgan Ross for her presentation of "Breveazy".

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