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Recent Press Releases

Arctic researcher Jacqueline Grebmeier named AAAS Fellow

Jacqueline Grebmeier has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, for providing “new and sustained insights on the ecological responses of Arctic continental shelves to climate change and extraordinary lead

Study of Arctic algae 'puts a microscope up to climate change'

As the summer sea ice in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska shrinks with each passing year, scientists are trying to predict changes in microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton in the ocean water.

PlasticWatch effort in Solomons aims to keep plastic out of the waterways

Scientists from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory are partnering with local restaurants on Solomons Island to “make the switch” from common, single-use petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products in an effort to keep harmful plastics out

Recent News

Maryland sea-level rise projections reveal potential impact of inaction on warming climate

Maryland, with 3,100 miles of tidal shoreline from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to the Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays, is highly vulnerable to sea-level rise.

Arctic researcher Jacqueline Grebmeier named AAAS Fellow

Jacqueline Grebmeier has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, for providing “new and sustained insights on the ecological responses of Arctic continental shelves to climate change and extraordinary lead

Study of Arctic algae 'puts a microscope up to climate change'

As the summer sea ice in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska shrinks with each passing year, scientists are trying to predict changes in microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton in the ocean water.