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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

photo of Eric Buehl and Rich Covert
March 9, 2017

Meet the Extension Specialists: Eric Buehl, Watershed Restoration

Daniel Pendick
Eric Buehl knows all the breakfast specials at D & R’s Restaurant in Greensboro. As much an indoor town hall as a diner, the restaurant has hosted many a morning meeting between Buehl and Rich Covert, president of the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
 

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

high school students display water samples taken in their schoolyard
March 6, 2017

What They Will Remember Ten Years From Now

Joel Bostic
Three years ago, I was beginning my final semester as an undergraduate and facing the daunting task of student-teaching high-school classes about earth and environmental science full time for 10 weeks. I often thought about what students should take away from my class.
 

News Releases

image of book cover, Decoding the Deep Sediments, by Grace Brush
February 13, 2017

The sediments of Chesapeake Bay harbor a record of the estuary's ecology, from its “natural functioning” thousands of years before European colonization through post-Colonial settlement and the continuing forest clearance throughout the watershed.

Chesapeake Quarterly

June 2016

Watching the Bay & Beyond

Scientists began monitoring Chesapeake Bay weather conditions and water quality from a Solomons Island research pier in 1938. Almost 80 years later, the monitoring continues, providing long-term records that are essential to understanding the estuary and exposing future changes.

Headwaters Newsletter

headwaters v 3 iss 1
August 2016

Volume 3, Issue 4

Inside This Issue:
  • Bon voyage to a wonderful friend and colleague
  • Greening with consistency
  • Halfway there. . . midpoint assessment draws near
  • Cost share for homeowner practices? Coming soon to a city near you!
  • Preparing for winter
  • Who's your watershed specialist?

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.