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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

July 1, 2022

Restoring the Shore: Touring coastal projects in Maryland’s Coastal Bays region

Taryn Sudol

“Got your boots?” Roman Jesien, lead scientist at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP), greeted my colleague, Cayla, and I. Cayla Cothron, a climate resilience extension associate at North Carolina Sea Grant, and I had just finished the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Regional Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

June 7, 2023

Send the Email: Good things come to those who reach out

Erika Koontz

Although I started graduate school in August 2022, my unofficial journey to graduate school began about a year before, with an email. At the time, I was working as a wetland research technician at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland. I had a year left of my full-time, but temporary, contract.

News Releases

January 19, 2023

Aquaculture experts from across the U.S., South Africa, Norway, and Iceland convened in Orono, Maine, for the third annual Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N) and first annual Sustainable Aquaculture Systems Suppo

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Chesapeake Quarterly

Boats on the Bay: Shrinking the Impacts

In this issue, we examine a single-use plastic problem hiding in plain sight—tons of shrink wrap used to cover recreational boats—as well as No Discharge Zones in Maryland waters, and an Extension specialist’s role supporting crabmeat processors.

Headwaters Newsletter

Volume 7, Issue 3

In this Issue:
  • Personal Care and Environmental Impacts
  • Bibliotherapy?
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Southern Maryland Community Becomes Model for Stormwater and Stewardship
  • Welcome Calvert County WSA!
  • Water Education Summit Goes Virtual, Exceeds Attendance Goals

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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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