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PlasticWatch effort in Solomons aims to keep plastic out of the waterways

November 2, 2018
Scientists from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory are partnering with local restaurants on Solomons Island to “make the switch” from common, single-use petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products in an effort to keep harmful plastics out of waterways.

Next Generation: Christina Goethel

November 1, 2018
Christina Goethel is a graduate student at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory studying the changes in the populations of several clam species over the last 30 years in the Pacific Arctic Region (Alaska).

Growing noise in the ocean can cause dolphins to change their calls

October 24, 2018
Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science laid underwater microphones on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to find out more about the ambient noise levels in the area off the coast of Maryland. They found that dolphins are simplifying their calls to be heard over noise from recreational boats and other vessels in nearby shipping lanes.

Brian Duke honored by Board of Regents for impact on Chesapeake Biological Laboratory campus

September 24, 2018
C. Brian Duke, Facilities Manager at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, has been awarded the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Staff Award for Effectiveness and Efficiency. This is the first time that an UMCES staff member has received this prestigious system-wide award.

Patuxent Sentinel: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Pier Monitoring Program

September 13, 2018
Real-time environmental monitoring of the Patuxent River provides dual scientific and public services.

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