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Recent Press Releases

Science happens here! IMET Open House, May 4

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.

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

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.

Tracking Turtles with Telemetry

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.

Recent News

HPL Professor, Pat Glibert, writing for kids science journal

Horn Point Laboratory Professor Patricia Glibert can usually be found traveling the globe from the Chesapeake to China, studying issues related to nutrients and harmful algal blooms.

UMCES Annual Report 2018

Find out how UMCES provides the science for policymakers to address the pressing environmental issues in our communities in our latest annual report.

Next Generation: Katie Hornick

“The computer model I am developing will help further the understanding of genetic impacts of hatchery-based restoration and will be useful for making decisions about which actions will be most effective within the Chesapeake Bay and for future restoration programs.”