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Carys Mitchelmore Appointed to the National Academy Committee on Oil in the Sea IV

October 7, 2020
Professor Carys Mitchelmore is the latest in a number of Chesapeake Biological Laboratory faculty who have been invited serve on a prestigious National Academies consensus committee. Mitchelmore will apply her expertise in the field of environmental health and toxicology by serving on a committee that will study the inputs, fates and effects of oil in the marine environment.

USM Board of Regents honors Monica Gellene and Amy Griffin with Staff Awards

August 4, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science staff members have received the University System of Maryland’s prestigious 2019-2020 USM Board of Regents Staff Award.

Review of how fish hear could lead to better understanding of how fish are affected by sound disturbances in the ocean

July 28, 2020
A new literature review published by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science scientists is the first of its kind to bring together a broad pool of studies of thousands of species of fish to help understand how fish hear.

Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over region for migrating striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon

June 25, 2020
Authors suggest that the development of wind farms on the DelMarVa coastal shelf, 17-26 miles from Ocean City’s shoreline, may alter the migratory behavior of Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially and recreationally important striped bass as new wind turbines in this otherwise featureless region could create habitat around which fish linger.

Underwater grasses help to offset acidification in the Chesapeake Bay

June 10, 2020
Scientists have discovered that the recent comeback of underwaters grasses in Chesapeake Bay not only removes nutrient pollution and provides habitat for baby crabs and rockfish, but may also offset the growing problem of acidification as climate change impacts the nation’s largest estuary.

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