The courtship of blue crabs

February 14, 2017
Sook Chung, an endocrinologist and an expert on crab reproduction, explains how a blue crab finds its mate.

UMCES molecular geneticist helps map evolution of dinoflagellates

January 5, 2017
Even though they are a key species in the environment, they have long been misunderstood due to their large, complex genomes.

Next Generation: Shadaesha Green

November 22, 2016
"Right now the red crab is a federally managed species, but there’s not a lot of information known about their biology so we don’t know a lot about their reproduction and molting patterns."

UMCES microbiologist tracks disease in blue crabs

October 31, 2016
Molecular biologist Eric Schott is examining whether fishing activity increases the transmission of the virus in the wild, in hopes that there is a way to tweak fishing practices to reduce mortality and improve the harvest.

Next Generation: Leah Maurer

October 25, 2016
"The blue crab industry currently just focuses on soft shell crabs, so ideally my research would help optimize blue crab production in tanks."