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Maryland scientists crack blue crab’s genetic code

October 8, 2021
Researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor have published the first full reference genome sequence for the blue crab. This means that for the first time we have a complete picture of all of the DNA that makes up Maryland’s favorite crustacean.

Maryland artist and scientist team up to visualize Chesapeake Bay

September 10, 2021
This fall, visitors to the Inner Harbor will be able to view life in the Chesapeake Bay in a new way. On October 9, 2021 from 1-4 pm, water itself will tell the story of life under the Chesapeake Bay in an augmented reality (AR) project called “Under the Bay.”

UMCES graduate students earn prestigious 2022 Knauss Fellowship

July 26, 2021
Three University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the 2022 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA.

Chesapeake Bay health score held steady in 2020

June 22, 2021
The 2020 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Report Card issued today by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) gives the Chesapeake watershed a grade of B- for 2020.

UMCES graduates next generation of environmental leaders

May 28, 2021
Twelve graduate students received joint degrees from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) at a virtual ceremony on May 27, 2021. The Commencement 2021 ceremony featured a keynote address from Senator Cardin, distinguished speakers, and the recognition of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

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