Addressing the heart of the matter: Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology funds research for Horn Point Faculty

April 28, 2022
Hughes Center has funded two projects that will lend insight into pressing Chesapeake issues; generating reliable oyster production to enhance economic growth in aquaculture and understanding factors that can help farmers turn challenges into opportunities with climate change.

Alumni Q&A: Dr. Deborah Bronk MEES ‘92

April 26, 2022
Dr. Deborah Bronk is president and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in Maine. She has conducted more than 50 research cruises and field studies in freshwater and marine environments that stretch from pole to pole during her three decades of experience as an oceanographer. In December 2020, she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and recognized for her substantial research advances on the marine nitrogen cycle and for leadership in the ocean science research community.

Opening young minds to career possibilities in marine science

April 26, 2022
Ten students from the Horn Point Lab visited South Dorchester High School to share their stories of how they came to pursue a career in marine science. Talking with science classes in grades 9-12, HPL students shared their wide array of scientific interests and how they hope to have a positive impact with their careers.

Growing oxygen deficient zones absorb carbon into the deep ocean

February 8, 2022
Scientists have discovered that parts of the ocean with no oxygen are more efficient at absorbing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, a key part of the Earth’s carbon cycle.

New study tracks microplastics in watershed

January 5, 2022
This two-year project will study the fate and transport of microplastics, providing a baseline of understanding of what kind of plastics exist in the waterway and how they move through coastal systems