Dr. Jacqueline Grebmeier honored with President’s Award for Science Application

May 18, 2016
Dr. Jaqueline Grebmeier has seen the impact of climate change on the Arctic first-hand. A research professor and biological oceanographer at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, she has been working for more than 30 years to understand how Arctic marine ecosystems respond to environmental changes. This spring, she was given the President's Award for Excellence in Application of Science for her exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic.

Bernie Fowler Honored by Maryland State House and Senate

February 19, 2016
CBL offers our heartiest congratulations to Senator Bernard “Bernie” Fowler, who was honored by the Maryland House and Senate on Tuesday for his 50 years of service in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay!

Helping Local Planners Improve the Quality of Coastal Bays

February 5, 2016
More people have moved to the Delmarva Peninsula in recent years, drawn by the charms of living near the coast. But that growth has also stressed the ecology of fragile, shallow coastal bays that border the Atlantic Ocean. These stresses, in places like Sinepuxent and Chincoteague Bays, parallel on a smaller scale those plaguing the much-larger Chesapeake Bay estuary nearby.

Blue Crabs & Climate Connections

February 1, 2016
Every year when the waters of the Chesapeake Bay drop below 54 degrees, blue crabs burrow under the sand to survive the winter. While the crabs are hibernating, scientists sample hundreds of sites across the Bay to estimates the size of the blue crab population. This information is used to set the annual blue crab harvest limits for all fisheries.

Hadley McIntosh Receives Anchor QEA, LLC Scholarship

January 29, 2016
Hadley McIntosh, a Ph.D. student at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), received an Anchor QEA, LLC scholarship.