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Next Generation: Hunter Hughes

June 2, 2020
My research looks at how we use the chemistry of coral skeletons to reconstruct past climate. We can use corals to reconstruct historical temperature data, using the chemical composition of corals and the chemistry of the sea water surrounding them.

Mike Wilberg earns award for science and communication on oyster management

June 1, 2020
Professor Michael Wilberg was awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science for his ongoing and impactful efforts on the science and outstanding communication of oyster management with stakeholders, partners, and policymakers.

Large rockfish leave Chesapeake Bay to become ocean migrators; smaller fish remain

May 14, 2020
A new electronic tagging study of 100 Potomac River striped bass sheds light on rockfish migration in Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coast. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researchers found that when rockfish reach 32 inches in length they leave Chesapeake Bay and become ocean migrators.

Disappearing Alaskan sea ice is significant for Arctic marine ecosystem

April 22, 2020
A new study shows that plant materials originating in Arctic sea ice are significantly incorporated into marine food webs that are used for subsistence in local communities of the greater Bering Strait region.

Fishing pressure results in faster Atlantic menhaden growth

April 9, 2020
New research suggests that large-scale environmental factors influence the size of one of the ocean's most abundant forage species, menhaden.

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