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Popular dolphin tracker app is back for third year

June 10, 2019
The Chesapeake DolphinWatch app is back for the 2019 summer season with new features, including the ability to upload videos of dolphins spotted on the bay by citizen scientists. The Chesapeake DolphinWatch invites users to mark the location of dolphin sightings on a map of the Chesapeake and its tributaries so scientists can better understand where the dolphins are and where they go.

Next Generation: Zach Gotthardt

June 4, 2019
I’m studying the biogeochemistry of a polluted estuary and how it responds to aeration, the addition of oxygen to the system. My research focuses on a small tidal sub-estuary downstream of Baltimore called Rock Creek, a system that is high in nutrients.

Researchers will help DARPA detect undersea activity by analyzing behaviors of black sea bass

May 31, 2019
Black sea bass and other marine species are set to be the unlikely heroes of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program. Researchers are developing new types of sensor systems that detect and record the behaviors of these marine organisms

Laura Lapham awarded for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship

May 30, 2019
Laura Lapham, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, was awarded the second annual Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award by graduate students.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental science leaders

May 23, 2019
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s sixth annual Commencement ceremony was held on May 23 at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Southern Maryland and featured Commencement speaker Professor Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center.