Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

On the Bay

photo of students at aquaponics lab, Baltimore Poly

These High School Students Built a Fish Farm in a Classroom

Jeffrey Brainard • December 10, 2015
The assignment: build an "aquaponics" laboratory. The educational goal: teach students to apply science and engineering to solve practical problems. And have fun doing it.   Read more . . .
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Live Bait Packaging: A Threat to the Health of the Chesapeake Bay?

Meg Wickless • November 24, 2015
Live bait packages shipped to the Mid-Atlantic from distributors in Maine harbor dozens of species of non-native, marine organisms, a newly published study says. These species can end up in our region’s waters, where they may become invasive and alter ecosystems.   Read more . . .
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Marylanders Know That Most Climate Scientists Agree About Climate Change

Jeffrey Brainard • November 2, 2015
Nearly half of Marylanders know that a strong consensus exists among climate scientists that the climate is changing, a new survey says — a finding with implications for public policy. Among the possible harmful effects of climate change in Maryland, many survey respondents cited effects on the Chesapeake Bay.  Read more . . .
man walking a bicyle through flooded Baltimore street

If Hurricane Joaquin Comes to the Chesapeake

Michael W. Fincham • October 2, 2015
What kind of storm surge could head up the Chesapeake Bay this weekend if Hurricane Joaquin reaches the Mid-Atlantic?   Read more . . .
photo of remote setting tank and training program

Oyster Farmers Get a Leg Up in the Business

Daniel Strain • September 17, 2015
A Maryland Sea Grant Extension program trains shellfish growers to produce oyster seed through a method called remote setting.  Read more . . .