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Before and after: Watch the Chesapeake and Delaware bays freeze over

The recent cold snap caused large swaths of ice to form on these significant bodies of water.

Mapping the Ghostly Traces of Abandoned Railroads

In the 1830s, a rail line linked Elkton, Maryland, with New Castle, Delaware, shortening the time it took to shuttle people and goods between the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay. Today you'd never know it had been there. A photograph...Show More Summary

Counteractive effects of increased temperature and pCO2 on the thickness and chemistry of the carapace of juvenile blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, from the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay

Highlights • Effect of climate change on crab carapace thickness and chemistry was examined • Carapace thickness and high-Mg calcite content decreased at higher temperature • Carapace Mg and high-Mg calcite content increased at higher pCO2 • Climate change may cause tradeoffs between growth and carapace thickness or chemistry Abstract Exoskeletons are central to the […]

Hooper’s Island

I finally got to Hooper’s Island.  It never loomed quite as large as Smith Island in my heart, but I’d rank it around number 5 on my mental list of Chesapeake Bay islands I’d like to visit.  The only problem was that no one in my life else felt that Hooper’s Island love.  We’d drive […]

Chesapeake Bay defenders hold breath, wait on Senate

If the Senate does not restore a deep, House-passed cut in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program, the ripple effect on Maryland conservation efforts could be … Click to Continue »

New discovery: Common jellyfish is actually two species

(University of Delaware) UD professor and alum discover sea nettle jellyfish found in Rehoboth and Chesapeake Bay is actually two species.

Van Hollen bill would triple funding to protect Chesapeake Bay, other watersheds

Maryland senator to propose legislation Thursday to help farmers pay for tools to stop runoff.

Warner, Kaine urge Trump to save Tangier Island from being inundated

The president called the mayor of the tiny Chesapeake Bay community last summer.

Study may add to resource managers' toolbox

A major study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that many diverse species of Chesapeake Bay fishes—whether they eat zooplankton, other fishes, or bottom-dwelling invertebrates—exhibit similar year-to-year trends in a common measure of their overall health.

Study may add to resource managers' toolbox

Fish 'condition' can help guide management efforts for Chesapeake Bay, suggests a new research study.

VIMS study may add to resource managers' toolbox

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) A study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests fish 'condition' can help guide management efforts for Chesapeake Bay.

Group says efforts to clean up Chesapeake Bay are working

A nonprofit advocacy group says efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are paying off. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that fewer water samples are showing the presence of so-called … Click to Continue »

Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriousl...

Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake Bay

(NOAA Headquarters) Scientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists from NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to declare them as two different species.

Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake Bay

Jellyfish sting swimmers, clog fishing nets, and in high numbers can close beaches. But despite their nuisance to humans, they play an important role in the marine ecosystem - including in the Chesapeake Bay, where they protect commercially valuable Eastern oysters from predators.

Researchers: Chesapeake Bay dead zones biggest since 2014

Researchers say the total amount of oxygen-deprived dead zones in Chesapeake Bay this summer was the biggest since 2014.

American Mariners Fret Over Attacks on Jones Act

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) — On the darkened bridge of the Chesapeake Trader, with radio chatter filling the air, three officers were easing the giant freighter into San Francisco Bay when an unexpected vessel suddenly appeared on the starboard side. Show More Summary

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