A new way to WHALEWATCH

October 13, 2015
Despite the end of commercial whaling, many whale populations have been slow to increase in number, and one of the reasons for this is continued human-induced mortality. Human impacts including collisions with vessels, entanglement in fishing gear and exposure to underwater noise are major sources of disturbance, injury and mortality to large whales.

The Lost Years Project: Tracking Young Sea Turtles

October 13, 2015
CBL Research Assistant Professor Dr. Helen Bailey and her student Aimee Hoover are working with The Leatherback Trust on a project that investigates the migration of young leatherback sea turtles between when they leave their nesting beach as hatchlings and the time they reach maturity. This period is known as “the lost years” because even today, not much is known about where turtles travel during this time.

UMCES scientists win Best Paper of the Year award from American Fisheries Society

October 13, 2015
UMCES' Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) alumnus Adam Peer and CBL Director Dr. Tom Miller were recipients of the Best Paper of the Year 2014 awarded by the American Fisheries Society for its journal North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Through Rain and Cold, the Monitoring Must Go On

October 13, 2015
To study restored streams in Anne Arundel County, Filoso went driving by day and sometimes by night, in summer and in winter. Every two weeks, in daylight, she collected water samples from the streams for chemical analyses.

PAST: Potomac & Atlantic Striped Bass Telemetry

October 13, 2015
CBL Professor Dr. David Secor is tracking the migration patterns of the Chesapeake’s most popular fish to catch and eat: the striped bass.