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Warmer winters could lead to longer blue crab season in Chesapeake Bay

July 30, 2019
Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are predicting that warmer winters in the Chesapeake Bay will likely lead to longer and more productive seasons for Maryland’s favorite summer crustacean, the blue crab.

UMCES-led research cruise explores deep ocean in Atlantic

July 30, 2019
A University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science research cruise leaves for the deep Atlantic Ocean for a week of science at sea. Scientists will be sampling the depths of the ocean and analyzing bacterial diversity and function to better understand the marine carbon cycle in the ocean.

Four UMCES graduate students selected as Knauss Fellows

July 29, 2019
Four University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Chelsea Wegner receives prestigious graduate award for Arctic research

June 17, 2019
Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Wegner has been awarded a prestigious $25,000 graduate student research award from the North Pacific Research Board. One of only six awarded nationally, the award will allow her to continue and expand her study of the potential impact of the loss of ice algae on the Pacific Arctic food web.

Large ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

June 12, 2019
Ecologists are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. The predicted volumes are larger than the summer 2018 dead zone and would be among the four largest in the past 20 years.

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