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A blog by and about students supported by Maryland Sea Grant

research fellow, SAV study. Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Photo, Debbie Hinkle

Living, Learning, and Interning on the Okeanos Explorer

Rachel Husted •

An undergraduate intern writes about her experiences on a NOAA scientific expedition currently underway.  |  NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer, “America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration,” is a truly unique place.

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Building a Secure and Sustainable Water and Energy Future for Hawai'i

Tammy Newcomer Johnson •

Gushing waterfalls, rainbow-colored coral reefs and tropical fish, turquoise waves and white sand beaches — Hawai’i is a literal paradise.

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Lost in Translation: Traversing the Boundaries of Science and Policy

Jessica Foley •

As a graduate student with imminent timelines and heavy emphasis on the scientific aspects of my research, I can easily become so consumed with this work that sometimes I lose sight of the wider, practical implications of the research. I know I am not alone in admitting this.  Read more...

Conowingo Dam Traps Less Sediment, a Challenge to Bay Restoration

Qian Zhang •

The Conowingo Dam, located near the mouth of the 464-mile long Susquehanna River, can no longer trap sediment and nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) from the upstream watershed as efficiently as it used to.  Read more...

Sampling the Bay in Winter: Investigating Cold Water Mysteries

Nicole Millette •

Meet Heterocapsa rotundata, a species of phytoplankton that is about 10 micrometers in length.

While this organism might not look that impressive at first glance, to me this is the most important organism in the Chesapeake Bay and could impact striped bass abundance.

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The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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pile of cooked crabs