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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

Juan Alvarez examines water in Puerto Rico's bays. Photograph courtesy of Juan Alvarez
May 4, 2018

Did You Know…What’s That Glow?

Rona Kobell
Maryland Sea Grant and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are working with researchers in Puerto Rico to determine what is causing the coastal lagoons to glow.
It’s a fascinating project, and the devastation of Hurricane Maria has made the work all the more challenging.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

Year-round oysters is relatively new in the Chesapeake, but it's catching on. Photograph: Adriane Michaelis
June 21, 2018

Livelihood Diversification and Maryland Oysters: What it means, and why we care.

Adriane Michaelis
“Livelihood diversification” describes the process by which an individual or household takes on multiple income-generating activities.

News Releases

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
February 1, 2018

Maryland Sea Grant has awarded approximately $1,000,000 in federal funding for eight two-year grants to support research on Chesapeake Bay water quality; climate resilience; the diet of commercial fish and oyster populations; and the effects of submerged aquatic vegetation and watershed structure

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - Bronzini broodstock, also known as European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), swim in a tank at IMET's Baltimore lab. Photograph, David Harp

April 2018

Aquaculture Swims Ahead

We have a new issue of Chesapeake Quarterly out. This one focuses on aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. We hope you enjoy it. If you want to subscribe, click here, and you will get a hard copy delivered to your home or office each month. We can also put you on the mailing list for a digital copy.

Headwaters Newsletter

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November 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.