Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


Scientists Explore the Role of Poor Water Quality in a Fish Epidemic

The spread of a bacterial infection called mycobacteriosis among striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has mostly been a hidden epidemic. Outside of the anglers who pull up the occasional rockfish covered in pink, inflamed sores, Marylanders rarely get the chance to see this disease at work. But recent research suggests that the disease's toll on rockfish in the Bay could be larger than scientists previously thought. In this podcast, Daniel Strain talks to the researchers who follow the path of this illness. Read more...