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Maryland Sea Grant publishes blogs, Chesapeake Quarterly magazine, and other publications and videos. Learn about scientific research and science-based practices that can help preserve the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal environment.

On the Bay: Chesapeake Quarterly's Blog

July 19, 2017

On the Hard: Prepping a Crab Boat

Michael W. Fincham
It happens every year for every crab boat: the haul out, the scraping and sanding, the painting and cleaning. For all that work, a crab boat has to go “on the hard” for a couple weeks. Especially if the boat is wood, and the captain is Roger Morris.
 

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

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October 9, 2017

Following the Nitrogen to Find the Septic Tanks

Katherine Martin
I thought I knew Calvert County well. I had been a 2015 summer intern in Solomons, Maryland, at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) as part of Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
 

News Releases

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September 20, 2017

Maryland Sea Grant has selected three graduate students this year as Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Fellows beginning this fall. Their findings may help Marylanders respond more effectively to current and future environmental challenges and impacts of climate change.

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - Looking north along Maryland\'s Kent Island toward the Bay Bridge, you can see a diversity of land uses. Excess nutrients and sediment washing off the Chesapeake Bay\'s watershed are causing harm to the estuary\'s ecosystem. Scientists are using computer simulations to quantify these causes and effects to help leaders find the right solutions. Photograph, David Harp

October 2017

The Eaters and the Eaten

The big fish eat the little fish, the proverb says, and scientists have been examining how this ancient story plays out in the Chesapeake Bay. By studying what the predators eat, researchers developed new findings that could help fisheries managers make decisions that will help sustain populations of these predators into the future.

Headwaters Newsletter

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May 2017

Volume 4, Issue 1

Inside This Issue:
  • Wecome Kelsety
  • Welcome Alexis
  • Small BMPs can make a BIG difference
  • The Power of Design
  • Small but Mighty
  • How Vulnerable is the Maryland Coastal Bays Program?
  • WSA Eligible for MSDE Credits

Sea Level Rise Report

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Come High Water: Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay

This special report offers a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of increasing flooding along Maryland’s coasts. This package, produced by Maryland Sea Grant's magazine Chesapeake Quarterly in partnership with Bay Journal, examines the scientific understanding and projections of the rate of sea level rise in the Chesapeake region; effects on people and the environment; and adaptations and policy responses that are under way or under consideration.

Video Gallery

Forecasting Sea Level Rise for Maryland

In Maryland Sea Grant's video, scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia, and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas.