Press Releases

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.

Wave of Plastic partnership to bring watershed education experiences to Calvert and St. Mary’s County students

January 29, 2019
The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training program to support the “Wave of Plastic,” an education partnership program that will help Southern Maryland students understand the connections between actions on land, plastic pollution in local waterways, and the Chesapeake Bay, and student environmental stewardship

Oceans, human health, climate change focus of unique new $5.7 million alliance

January 17, 2019
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a $5.75 million grant to establish a Center for Oceans and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the interactions from climate change. The Center will be headquartered at the University of South Carolina and involve more than 20 researchers from five colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Two new books bring together than 40 years of expertise on Chesapeake Bay

January 9, 2019
Ecologist Vic Kennedy offers baselines for abundance in Chesapeake Bay and a survey of the diamond-backed terrapin in two new books published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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