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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

Rain Barrel
July 13, 2017

Fact Versus Fiction: the Truth About the Stormwater Structures in Your Yard

Kanoko Maeda
Urban stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution in Chesapeake Bay.  It’s a big worry, but there is something that each of us can do about it in our own backyards. 
Stormwater structures that manage runoff are becoming more widely used as a way to reduce this pollution. There are lots of options for you to “do your part” and implement stormwater management structures in your own...

News Releases

June 6, 2017

Interested in learning more about shellfish aquaculture? Maryland Sea Grant Extension is offering these and other training sessions this summer.

Pre-registration is not required but is requested. To register, contact Marsha Dicus at (410) 827-8056.

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

May 2017

Mid-term Exams for the Bay Cleanup

Scientists use complex computer models to simulate how the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem works and to guide restoration efforts. These digital mimics generate estimates of how much we need to cut down on pollutants like nitrogen and phosphorus to reduce algal blooms and low-oxygen "dead zones" in the Bay that harm aquatic life.

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.