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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

Curry Woods and Dan Theisen in their lab.
March 13, 2018

Earning Their Stripers

Rona Kobell
Give students a fish, and they can eat for a day.
Give students 10 striped bass, a laboratory with re-circulating water tanks, and a box full of feed, and you can teach them how a planet is increasingly feeding itself.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

Nuisance flooding on Deal Island
January 19, 2018

How to Check that Last Box and Write Your Dissertation

Elizabeth R. Van Dolah
After six years of anthropology courses, exams, proposal writing, and research, I’ve finally reached the last big hurdle of my Ph.D. career: writing the dissertation.

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 - A wooden boat finds a final resting place in a wetlands along a Virginia creek. Photograph, Jay Fleming

December 2017

40 Years on the Bay

The year 1977 brought these startups: Maryland Sea Grant began, the Environmental Protection Agency opened a major Bay study, and dozens of scientists launched their careers.

Headwaters Newsletter

headwaters v 4 iss 2
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

cover, sea level rise report

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.