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A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

research fellow, SAV study

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NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Living, Learning, and Interning on the Okeanos Explorer

Rachel Husted • August 14, 2014
An undergraduate intern writes about her experiences on a NOAA scientific expedition currently underway.  |  NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration,” is a truly unique place.  Read more . . .
Honolulu from Diamondhead Crater

Building a Secure and Sustainable Water and Energy Future for Hawai'i

Tammy Newcomer Johnson • August 7, 2014
Gushing waterfalls, rainbow-colored coral reefs and tropical fish, turquoise waves and white sand beaches — Hawai’i is a literal paradise.  Read more . . .
participants in research tool workshop

Lost in Translation: Traversing the Boundaries of Science and Policy

Jessica Foley • July 23, 2014
​As a graduate student with imminent timelines and heavy emphasis on the scientific aspects of my research, I can easily become so consumed with this work that sometimes I lose sight of the wider, practical implications of the research. I know I am not alone in admitting this.  Read more . . .
photo of Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam Traps Less Sediment, a Challenge to Bay Restoration

Qian Zhang • June 10, 2014
The Conowingo Dam, located near the mouth of the 464-mile long Susquehanna River, can no longer trap sediment and nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) from the upstream watershed as efficiently as it used to.  Read more . . .
Heterocapsa rotundata, a species of phytoplankton

Sampling the Bay in Winter: Investigating Cold Water Mysteries

Nicole Millette • June 2, 2014
Meet Heterocapsa rotundata, a species of phytoplankton that is about 10 micrometers in length.
While this organism might not look that impressive at first glance, to me this is the most important organism in the Chesapeake Bay and could impact striped bass abundance.  Read more . . .