Congratulations to HPL's 2021 Graduates!

July 7, 2021
Graduating from the Horn Point Laboratory - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate program is a major accomplishment. Four students from the Horn Point Lab received their Masters at the virtual graduation ceremony held May 27,2021. Read our graduates thoughts about their journey to this point and their goals as they venture forward.

Monitoring Buoy to Help Research Marine Mammals off Atlantic Coast

July 7, 2021
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched an ocean buoy that monitors and provides daily reports of whales detected off Maryland’s Atlantic coast.

Art and Science come together to enhance Cambridge’s Streetscape.

July 7, 2021
The UMCES - Horn Point Lab was invited to share its scientific knowledge to assist in creating a vision and storyboard for the new mural.

What brings dolphins to the Chesapeake Bay?

July 1, 2021
A recent study released by UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory used sighting reports from our citizen-science Chesapeake DolphinWatch app and acoustic data to track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay in an effort to understand their seasonal movements. Understanding the movement of this charismatic, protected marine mammal can help aid in conservation and management efforts for the species in the Bay, a body of water with high levels of marine traffic, planned construction, and military activity.

Smaller Chesapeake Bay dead zone forecast for second year in a row

June 23, 2021
Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey are forecasting, for the second year in a row, a smaller than average “dead zone” due to reduced river flows entering the Chesapeake Bay, as well as less nutrient and sediment pollution thanks to the management actions taken across the watershed to improve water quality.