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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.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental leaders

May 28, 2021
Twelve graduate students received joint degrees from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) at a virtual ceremony on May 27, 2021. The Commencement 2021 ceremony featured a keynote address from Senator Cardin, distinguished speakers, and the recognition of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Christina Goethel awarded UMCES' Student Service Award

May 28, 2021
The UMCES Student Service Award honors a graduate student who has provided outstanding service to their laboratory unit, UMCES, the University System of Maryland, their community, government agencies, and/or professional societies. The inaugural UMCES Student Service Award is presented to Ms. Christina Goethel.

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