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Chesapeake Bay

Decades-Old Pollution is Being Unlocked by Sea Level Rise Into Chesapeake Bay

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Decades-Old Pollution is Being Unlocked by Sea Level Rise Into Chesapeake Bay

Source: Hakai Magazine/Roberta Kwok - January 12, 2018

In 2015, Kate Tully visited farms near the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. She was investigating whether sea level rise had caused brackish water more…

Anti-Erosion Efforts Are Hurting Fish, But Living Shorelines Could Help

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Anti-Erosion Efforts Are Hurting Fish, But Living Shorelines Could Help

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - October 17, 2017

The land beneath Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, is sinking. Couple that with climate change, and the sea level is rising more…

Scientists Identify Zone of Ocean Acidification in Chesapeake Bay

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Scientists Identify Zone of Ocean Acidification in Chesapeake Bay

Source: Phys.org/University of Delaware - August 29, 2017

A research team, led by University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai, has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake more…

Why Voluntary Steps Are Failing to Shrink Dead Zones in the US

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Why Voluntary Steps Are Failing to Shrink Dead Zones in the US

Source: The Conversation/Donald Scavia - August 7, 2017

Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They occur when water bodies become overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus from farms, more…

Maryland Puts a Stop to Chesapeake Bay’s War on the Cownose Ray

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Maryland Puts a Stop to Chesapeake Bay’s War on the Cownose Ray

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jared Lloyd - June 20, 2017

The state of Maryland has imposed a moratorium on a blood sport that had been taking place across its slice of the Chesapeake Bay for more…

Scientists Forecast Larger than Average Dead Zone for Chesapeake Bay This Summer

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Scientists Forecast Larger than Average Dead Zone for Chesapeake Bay This Summer

Source: Phys.org/Jim Erickson/University of Michigan - June 16, 2017

A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2017.

This summer's Chesapeake Bay hypoxic more…

Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass: 4 Consecutive Years of Growth

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Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass: 4 Consecutive Years of Growth

Source: Science Daily/Virginia Institute of Marine Science - May 2, 2017

An annual survey led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased more…

A Wilderness Worth Preserving Part 2: The Importance of Nature Reserves

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A Wilderness Worth Preserving Part 2: The Importance of Nature Reserves

Source: Constantly Explore/ Todd - April 6, 2017

The importance of what we've set out to see on this trip was brought home with the Bald Eagles. After a night's sleep we move more…

A Wilderness Worth Preserving Part 1: Journey Along the Chesapeake Bay

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A Wilderness Worth Preserving Part 1: Journey Along the Chesapeake Bay

Source: Constantly Explore/Todd C. Simmons - April 5, 2017

We rise early, just before the sun slides across the horizon. As we leave it glares at us both from above and from below, rising more…

The Transformation of Chesapeake Bay Waterfronts Is Ruining Fish Habitats

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The Transformation of Chesapeake Bay Waterfronts Is Ruining Fish Habitats

Source: The Washington Post/Darryl Fears - January 4, 2016

On the banks of the Potomac River, construction cranes that look like metal dinosaurs tower over Southwest Washington. They swivel in all directions, delivering concrete more…