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Save the Bay Journal

Please join the CRC in its efforts to help maintain strong support for the Bay Journal as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnersip’s commitment to transparency, science literacy and provision of information to the public.  The CRC has itself worked  in close cooperation with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) to provide roughly $20,000 of annual support for the Bay Journal for well...

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NCBO Update on Oysters

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) has released its annual update on research under way as part of its Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services (ORES) project. ORES includes NCBO field work on fish utilization of restored reefs, NCBO-funded research by partner institutions on Bay species’ use of restored reef areas as well as denitrification carried out by reefs and their associated communities, and...

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VIMS Underwater Grass Navy

The Severn River Association has started a volunteer group called the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Navy to help assist an aerial monitoring program at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. So far, 25 volunteers have signed up to hunt down underwater grass and mark its location using GPS through August. The Severn River Association received funding from the Chesapeake Bay Program to survey...

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Flood Funding for VIMS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration funded the Virginia Institute of Marine Science $835,000 to help the coastal Virginia to be more resilient to flood events. The money is part of a program that helps vulnerable communities protect themselves from extreme weather events. Funds will be used to support “nature-based infrastructure,” like tidal wetlands and living...

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UMCES Featured in Podcast

Dr. Jeremy Testa of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science was featured on the Bioscience Talks podcast talking about low oxygen levels in the Chesapeake Bay. The phenomena, called hypoxia, can have large effects on fish and other organisms. In the podcast, Dr. Testa talks about how hypoxia is caused and how forecasting will help...

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UMCES Appoints New President

After 27 years, Dr. Don Boesch will step down from his position as President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) on August 31, 2017. Over his tenure, Dr. Boesch has received numerous awards and recognitions for his exemplary leadership on coastal and marine research and policy around the country, including being presented with a Governor’s Citation by...

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