Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Maryland Marine Notes (archive)

Maryland Marine Notes was a print newsletter produced from 1982 to 2001 by the communications staff of Maryland Sea Grant. We began publishing issues online as well in 1994; in addition, we scanned and put online three earlier issues that were of special interest. We suspended publication of the newsletter after 2001 when we began publishing our magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly.

You may browse the archive below of the table of contents for each issue. To read anything listed, click on the title and download a pdf of the entire issue. You may also search our website for specific topics.

November-December 2001

Volume 19, Number 6

What's Next for Fish Farmers? Gauging the Future of a Fledgling Industry

Science of Closed Systems

Aquaculture in the Classroom

For More Information: Aquaculture Web Sites

Knauss Fellowships Available

Other News of Note


July-October 2001

Volume 19, Numbers 4-5

Bridging the Gap: Watermen and Scientists on Crabs

The Crab Harvest in Maryland

More About Crabs

Maryland Sea Grant: New Faces

UMES Receives Award for Living Marine Cooperative Science Center


May-June 2001

Volume 19, Number 3

American Eel: Biology, Mystery, Management

More About Eels

The Mysterious Seaweed Sea

Managing Exotics in the Chesapeake

Students Participate in Summer Fellowship Program


March-April 2001

Volume 19, Number 2

Taking on Toxics in Baltimore Harbor

Mapping Contaminants

MEES Students Receive Knauss Fellowships



January-February 2001

Volume 19, Number 1

Oyster Reefs: Key to Restoring Bay Grasses?

More on the Web

Director's Message

New Web Site

Knauss Fellows


September-December 2000

Volume 18, Numbers 5-6

The Bottomline on Blue Crabs:

  Setting Thresholds for the Last Great Fishery

The Fluctuating Blue Crab Fishery

Arriving at a Threshold

Tracking the Blue Crab Baywide

The Role of the Recreational Crabber

Sanctuary in the Lower Bay

Blue Crab Information on the Web


May-August 2000

Volume 18, Numbers 3-4

Restoring Bay Grasses to the Chesapeake:

  A Long Way Back

Where Have All the Grasses Gone?

Understanding Grass Habitat

SAV Information on the Web

From The Director


March-April 2000

Volume 18, Number 2

Dredging the Chesapeake:

  The Role of Science in a Heated Debate

Science and Human Choices

Kramer Named Sea Grant Director

Knauss Policy Fellows


January-February 2000

Volume 18, Number 1

Menhaden Chanteys:

  An African American Maritime Legacy

To Hear a Menhaden Chantey

To Learn More About Menhaden Chanteys

Catching Menhaden with a Purse Seine

A History of Menhaden Fishing

Maryland Students Receive Knauss Fellowships


September-December 1999

Volume 17, Numbers 5-6

Baltimore: The City as Ecosystem

More Information about Urban Ecosystems on the Web

Maryland Sea Grant Joins UMCES

Other News Of Note


July-August 1999

Volume 17, Number 4

Oyster Sanctuaries: An Ecological Approach to Restoration

Oyster Gardening in Chesapeake Bay

Oyster Sanctuaries: For Further Reading

Learn More About Oysters

Students Complete Summer Fellowship Program


May-June 1999

Volume 17, Numbers 3

Land Trusts: Partners in Protecting the Chesapeake

Local Land Trusts

Methods for Protecting Land

Chesapeake Bay Program: How Forests Help The Bay


January-April 1999

Volume 17, Numbers 1-2

Bringing the Anacostia Back

Anacostia: River of Contrasts

Anacostia Watershed Restoration Agreement

Environmental Information on the Web


November-December 1998

Volume 16, Number 6

Science and the Bay

Affecting Public Attitudes about the Environment

In Memoriam: L. Eugene Cronin

Maryland Students Receive Knauss Fellowships



September-October 1998

Volume 16, Number 5

Spawning Stripers on Demand: Basic Research -

  Real World Uses

Domesticating Striped Bass Broodstock

Major University Funding for Pfiesteria Research



July-August 1998

Volume 16, Number 4

Of Words and Water: Literature and the Bay

Selected Bibliography: Chesapeake Bay Literature

Literature and the Role of Words

Sea Nettle Stings

Also see July-August 1994 (Volume 12, Number 5)


May-June 1998

Volume 16, Number 3

Uncommon Blooms: The Nitrogen Factor

Algal Growth: The Role of Metals


March-April 1998

Volume 16, Number 2

Black Men, Blue Waters:

  African Americans on the Chesapeake

Slavery, Freedom and the Chesapeake

Buoys Track the Bay


January-February 1998

Volume 16, Number 1

Down on the Fish Farm

Aquaculture and Restoration

UMBI President to Head National Science Foundation

Fowler Receives Bay Award


November-December 1997

Volume 15, Number 6

Seafood Safety in Maryland-So Far, So Good

Handling Seafood Safely

William Hargis Receives Mathias Medal

Two Maryland Students Become Knauss Fellows


September-October 1997

Volume 15, Number 5

Banking on Blue Crabs-A Trial Run for Peelers

Running the Numbers


July-August 1997

Volume 15, Number 4

In Harm's Way? The Threat of Toxic Algae

Dinoflagellates, Protists and Pfiesteria

Harmful Algal Blooms on the Move

Also see March 1993 (Volume 11, Number 2)


May-June 1997

Volume 15, Number 3

Smart Farming for a Cleaner Bay

Preserving Maryland's Open Land

The Rural Legacy Program


March-April 1997

Volume 15, Number 2

Treasure from Trash: Is There Profit in Crab Waste?

Chitin Breakdown: The Bacterial Way

Marine Ornamentals and Aquaculture


January-February 1997

Volume 15, Number 1

A Question of Survival: Helping Oysters Overcome Disease

Formidable Foes

Legisltating to Fight Disease: The Oyster Disease Research Program

Yesterday's Oysters Today


November-December 1996

Volume 14, Number 6

The Trouble with Toxics in the Bay

Why Are Toxics So Difficult?

Toxics Report Highlights

MEES Students Receive Knauss Fellowships


September-October 1996

Volume 14, Number 5

Building Better Predictors of Environmental Stress

From Ecology to Economics

Planting Oysters in the Chesapeake

High School Aquaculture

Mathias Medal Awarded to Outstanding Scientist


July-August 1996

Volume 14, Number 4

Living in Bay Country: The Places We Call Home

Are There Better Ways to Grow?


May-June 1996

Volume 14, Number 3

Blue Crabs: The Biology of Abundance

Counting Crabs

The Summer of '96: Maryland Blue Crab Regulations


March-April 1996

Volume 14, Number 2

An Endless Invasion? Green Crabs, New England Intruders, Move West

To Catch a Bay Scallop


January-February 1996

Volume 14, Number 1

At the Heart of Plentitude:

  The Bay's Complex Circulatory System

A High Tech Fish


September-October 1995

Volume 13, Numbers 4-5

Multispecies Management in the Chesapeake Bay:

  A Far Future?

Science and Ethics

Sturgeon -- Looking Ahead

A Student of the Chesapeake


Summer 1995

Volume 13, Number 3

The New Oyster Wars: Battling Disease in the Lab and Bay

Can America Save Its Fisheries?

On Another Front: Juvenile Oyster Disease

Bay Commission Asks: Are Blue Crab Stocks Stressed


February-April 1995

Volume 13, Numbers 1-2

Land Use and Water Quality:

  Connecting Ecology and Economics

A Chronology of Environmental Decisions and Major Studies Related to the Chesapeake Bay


November-December 1994

January 1995

Volume 12, Number 7

Multicosm Research: Linking Basic Science To

  The Real World


September-October 1994

Volume 12, Number 6

The Cost Of Cleanup: Footing The Bill

Environmental Finance: The Issue At A Glance

Environmental Finance

Also visit the Environmental Finance Center


July-August 1994

Volume 12, Number 5

Jellyfish: Studying Summer's Unwelcome Visitors

Neither Jelly nor Fish

Also see July-August 1998 (Volume 16, Number 4)

On-Line Database for Bay Issues


May-June 1994

Volume 12, Number 4

Raising Rockfish: The Promise of Aquaculture in Maryland

Aquaculture in the Mid-Atlantic: A 20-Year Perspective

The Regional Economics of Aquaculture


April 1994

Volume 12, Number 3

Desperately Seeking Seafood:

  Increasing Demand, Declining Resources

Seafood Trade and the Environment:

  Balancing a Shrinking Resource

Underwater Grasses Increase 85% Since 1984


February-March 1994

Volume 12, Numbers 1-2

The Blue Crab in Winter

The Battle over Blue Crabs: Capping the Last Great Fishery

Changes in Regulations: Recent and Proposed

Managing Striped Bass


March 1993

Volume 11, Number 2

Alien in Our Midst? Phantom Algae Suspected in Bay

Also see July-August 1997 (Volume 15, Number 4)


December 1992-January 1993

Volume 19, Number 10

Vanishing Lands


April 1990

Volume 8, Number 3

Disappearing Shores-The Bay's Rising Waters