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UMCES graduate students earn prestigious 2022 Knauss Fellowship

July 26, 2021
Three University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA.

Monitoring Buoy to Help Research Marine Mammals off Atlantic Coast

July 7, 2021
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched an ocean buoy that monitors and provides daily reports of whales detected off Maryland’s Atlantic coast.

What brings dolphins to the Chesapeake Bay?

July 1, 2021
A recent study released by UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory used sighting reports from our citizen-science Chesapeake DolphinWatch app and acoustic data to track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay in an effort to understand their seasonal movements. Understanding the movement of this charismatic, protected marine mammal can help aid in conservation and management efforts for the species in the Bay, a body of water with high levels of marine traffic, planned construction, and military activity.

Smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast for second year in a row

June 23, 2021
Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey are forecasting, for the second year in a row, a smaller than average “dead zone” due to reduced river flows entering the Chesapeake Bay, as well as less nutrient and sediment pollution thanks to the management actions taken across the watershed to improve water quality.

Chesapeake Bay health score held steady in 2020

June 22, 2021
The 2020 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Report Card issued today by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) gives the Chesapeake watershed a grade of B- for 2020.

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