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Chesapeake Bay health score decreased last year due to extreme rainfall

May 21, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay score decreased in 2018, but maintained a C grade, according to the 2018 Chesapeake Bay Report Card issued today. This was due to extremely high precipitation over the year. Despite extreme rainfall last year, the overall trend indicates that Chesapeake Bay health is improving over time.

Re-creation of historic research cruise will aid understanding of Indian Ocean and changing climate

May 13, 2019
Biological oceanographer Raleigh Hood joins a 32-day ocean expedition to reveal the effects of climate change on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the waters of the southeast Indian Ocean.

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 imet.usmd.edu/events 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.