Press Releases

Cozzarelli Prize awarded to stand-out research on the comeback of underwater grasses

May 1, 2019
A landmark paper on the comeback of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay has received the prestigious Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences

Science happens here! IMET Open House, May 4

April 1, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens in that unusual building with the tent-like roof at the Inner Harbor? Science happens! The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), opens its doors for a free Open House on Saturday, May 4, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy hands-on science activities for kids of all ages, meet our scientists, and discover important marine research happening at the harbor’s edge. Visit for details.

New study measures UV-filters in seawater and corals from Hawaii

April 1, 2019
Scientists have completed first comprehensive assessment of concentrations of 13 ultraviolet (UV)-light filtering chemicals in surface water, sediment, and coral tissue from multiple coral reefs around the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The research will help provide a baseline for future risk assessments of the potential toxicological effects of UV-filters to coral reefs and other marine organisms.

Tracking Turtles with Telemetry

March 14, 2019
A new model has been created that can forecast the location of Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America in an effort to decrease bycatch mortality of this critically endangered and ecologically important species.

Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

February 12, 2019
In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. A new study and interactive web application aim to help the public understand how climate change will impact the lives of people who live in urban areas of the United States and Canada.