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Maryland Sea Grant publishes blogs, Chesapeake Quarterly magazine, and other publications and videos. Learn about scientific research and science-based practices that can help preserve the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal environment.

On the Bay: Chesapeake Quarterly's Blog

November 21, 2017

The Blue Crabs of November

Michael W. Fincham
    Roger Morris knew autumn crabbing would end early in 2017.  Last year the legal crabbing season lasted until 10 days before Christmas. This year it would close down three days before Thanksgiving. So November would be his best shot at a good year.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

November 15, 2017

My Nontraditional Path to Science Started Outdoors

Joel Bostic
I was never very interested in science. Outdoor activities like surfing and kayaking, sports, music – these activities captivated me as an adolescent and into early adulthood. School, and especially science, did little to hold my attention.

News Releases

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November 20, 2017

Rona Kobell has joined Maryland Sea Grant's communications team as a science writer and editor. In addition to writing for our magazine Chesapeake Quarterly, she will work with our Extension service and university researchers.

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - Looking north along Maryland\'s Kent Island toward the Bay Bridge, you can see a diversity of land uses. Excess nutrients and sediment washing off the Chesapeake Bay\'s watershed are causing harm to the estuary\'s ecosystem. Scientists are using computer simulations to quantify these causes and effects to help leaders find the right solutions. Photograph, David Harp

October 2017

The Eaters and the Eaten

The big fish eat the little fish, the proverb says, and scientists have been examining how this ancient story plays out in the Chesapeake Bay. By studying what the predators eat, researchers developed new findings that could help fisheries managers make decisions that will help sustain populations of these predators into the future.

Headwaters Newsletter

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May 2017

Volume 4, Issue 1

Inside This Issue:
  • Welcome Kelsey
  • Welcome Alexis
  • Small BMPs can make a BIG difference
  • The Power of Design
  • Small but Mighty
  • How Vulnerable is the Maryland Coastal Bays Program?
  • WSA Eligible for MSDE Credits

Sea Level Rise Report

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Come High Water: Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay

This special report offers a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of increasing flooding along Maryland’s coasts. This package, produced by Maryland Sea Grant's magazine Chesapeake Quarterly in partnership with Bay Journal, examines the scientific understanding and projections of the rate of sea level rise in the Chesapeake region; effects on people and the environment; and adaptations and policy responses that are under way or under consideration.

Video Gallery

Forecasting Sea Level Rise for Maryland

In Maryland Sea Grant's video, scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia, and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas.