Press Releases

Chelsea Wegner receives prestigious graduate award for Arctic research

June 17, 2019
Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Wegner has been awarded a prestigious $25,000 graduate student research award from the North Pacific Research Board. One of only six awarded nationally, the award will allow her to continue and expand her study of the potential impact of the loss of ice algae on the Pacific Arctic food web.

Large summer ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

June 12, 2019
Ecologists are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to well-above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. The predicted volumes are larger than the dead zone observed during the summer of 2018 and would be among the four largest in the past 20 years.

Help scientists track dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

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.

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. Five teams of researchers are developing new types of sensor systems that detect and record the behaviors of these marine organisms

NOAA names University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science part of Cooperative Institute

May 30, 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has named UMCES as part of a new Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region to study the Northeast continental shelf ecosystem.

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