Press Releases

Arctic researcher Jacqueline Grebmeier named AAAS Fellow

November 27, 2018
Jacqueline Grebmeier has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, for providing “new and sustained insights on the ecological responses of Arctic continental shelves to climate change and extraordinary leadership in scientific program development.”

Study of Arctic algae 'puts a microscope up to climate change'

November 7, 2018
As the summer sea ice in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska shrinks with each passing year, scientists are trying to predict changes in microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton in the ocean water.

PlasticWatch effort in Solomons aims to keep plastic out of the waterways

November 2, 2018
Scientists from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory are partnering with local restaurants on Solomons Island to “make the switch” from common, single-use petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products in an effort to keep harmful plastics out of waterways.

e-DNA emerges as powerful tool for tracking threatened river herring in Chesapeake Bay

November 1, 2018
Researchers have found that tracking and quantifying herring DNA from the environment corresponded well to more traditional field methods and has great potential to assist future monitoring efforts of river herring abundance and habitat use.

Growing noise in the ocean can cause dolphins to change their calls

October 24, 2018
Researchers laid underwater microphones on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to find out more about the ambient noise levels in the area off the coast of Maryland. They found that dolphins are simplifying their calls to be heard over noise from recreational boats and other vessels in nearby shipping lanes.

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