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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

November 5, 2021

A Ballooning Effort: Maryland bans intentional balloon releases & new campaign offers information about impacts

Wendy Mitman Clarke

Thick clouds are brooding on an early October day at Assateague Island on Maryland’s Atlantic coast, but no one in the crew of Maryland Conservation Corps members is paying much attention to the sky; their focus, instead, is on what has fallen out of it.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

November 22, 2021

The Vaccination Crustacean Doesn’t Want Old Bay: It just wants COVID to go away

Chelsea Fowler

I grew up in New York and have lived in Maryland for a year. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned since moving here, it’s that Marylanders love their state symbols–especially their flag and their crab. Sure, they cherish their natural resources, but it’s the blue crab that they crave all year long.  

News Releases

February 27, 2020

Maryland Sea Grant has awarded approximately $1 million in federal funding for eight two-year grants to support research on Chesapeake Bay oysters, freshwater salination in urban rivers, harvest policies for Atlantic menhaden, the role of phragmites in ecosystems, and monitoring forage fish such

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Chesapeake Quarterly

Aquatic Invaders of the Chesapeake

Invasive species enter our waterways through many different paths, often as undetected hitchhikers. But no matter now they arrive, they’re hard to remove.

Headwaters Newsletter

Volume 8, Issue 1

In this Issue:
  • Anywhere it Rains, it can Flood
  • Helpful Resources to Support Homeowners Planting Trees
  • Getting Ready for Spring
  • Could Your Home's Water Use Some Spring Cleaning?
  • First Sign of Spring
  • Spring Greening with Trees

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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.

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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.

The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

An essential resource for researchers, students, and managers.  Get your copy today!

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