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In its simplest form, growing oysters is a matter of getting baby oysters (spat) on shell, placing them in some kind of containment—whether resting on the bottom or hanging in the water column—and letting them do their bivalve thing, filtering water and growing.
Every year, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) hosts a national conference to gather scientists, managers, and interested parties from around the country to share their research and network. Because I am a graduate student, and the scientists who attend these meetings are typically extremely accomplished in their field, these types of conferences seem daunting.
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
Measuring nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay is fairly straightforward. But how do scientists measure equity? A collaboration between the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Graduate Program and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is bringing environmental justice concerns into the cleanup equation.
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.