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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

Keryn Gedan lowers the pins to the marsh’s surface. 
July 5, 2018

SET Up for the Future

Taryn Sudol
Phillips Creek Marsh lies on the final seaside stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula in Virginia. It is a swath of wetland grasses with patches of reeds and warped remnants of a boardwalk. Pines fringe the uplands, and a flock of seabirds socialize on a distant mudflat to the southeast. The sky on a Thursday in mid-May was an overcast milky blue.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

Docked boats
August 15, 2018

Oysters Do More for the Chesapeake Than You Might Think

Adriane Michaelis
For the past two years, I’ve traveled tidewater Maryland, asking people, “why aquaculture?” I ask entrepreneurs why they decided to get involved in growing oysters in tanks or floats in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. And for the commercial fishermen who aren’t, I ask, “why not?” This very basic question begins the discussion with each person I talk to, in order to understand on a larger...

News Releases

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of <I>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</I> bacteria; Mag. 19058x. Photo courtesy of CDC/Janice Carr
July 13, 2018

Following a suspected vibrio outbreak from Venzuelan crab meat in Maryland, Dr. Liu offers this fact sheet to answer common questions.

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - Bronzini broodstock, also known as European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), swim in a tank at IMET's Baltimore lab. Photograph, David Harp

April 2018

Aquaculture Swims Ahead

We have a new issue of Chesapeake Quarterly out. This one focuses on aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. We hope you enjoy it. If you want to subscribe, click here, and you will get a hard copy delivered to your home or office each month. We can also put you on the mailing list for a digital copy.

Headwaters Newsletter

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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

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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.

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.