On the Bay
Alex Lopatka • February 12, 2018
I walked to the dock’s edge from the parking lot to admire the 13-footer, nicknamed the “River Rat.” Soon, it would transport volunteer Tom Guay across the Severn River on a scientific expedition. Read more . . .
Killing them softly: How a virus infected the peeler crab, and how one researcher found a way to hold it at bay
Rona Kobell • January 4, 2018
All year long, hundreds of crab legs arrive in the mail at Baltimore’s Columbus Center, home of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Read more . . .
What’s next for oyster aquaculture: Maryland scientists meet with growers to identify new research priorities
Rona Kobell • December 15, 2017
A decade ago, Donald Webster could count the number of oyster farms in the state of Maryland on two hands. Read more . . .
Alex Lopatka • December 8, 2017
The water quality of American streams has declined for years, and a leading cause is fertilizer and pesticide runoff from agricultural land. The policy tool most often employed in Maryland to reduce this pollution has been cost sharing, where the state pays farmers to adopt more sustainable farming methods. Read more . . .
Alex Lopatka • December 7, 2017
Researchers presented new methods for studying harmful algae in the Chesapeake Bay and other locations during the ninth U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae held in Baltimore this November. One emerging idea was to use satellite imagery to identify individual species of harmful algal blooms and monitor their activity. Read more . . .