On the Bay


A blog from Chesapeake Quarterly magazine

Heron and hawk along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay


Beyond Fish: Aquaculture in Action Provides Students with Hands-on Science Education

Madeleine Jepsen •
Through Aquaculture in Action, a program run by Maryland Sea Grant, high school students raise fish and learn about aquaculture as part of their science classes. Read more...

Maryland Sea Grant Welcomes Two State Science Policy Fellows

Michael Macon says science policy is like a puzzle—and it’s one he’s ready to piece together. Macon grew up in Maryland and has always been a fan of the water. He followed that passion to Coastal Carolina University, where he studied marine science and mathematics. Read more...

Meet Maryland Sea Grant’s New Law and Policy Fellow

Ashley Goetz •
“Working with people is what it’s really about,” says Kai Hardy. Hardy joined Maryland Sea Grant in September 2023 to begin a year-long fellowship that bridges law, policy, and environmental research. Read more...

New Project Prioritizes Hispanic Communities’ Perspectives about the Coast

Madeleine Jepsen •
Graduate research assistant Paola Mejia-Gist is working on a project about communicating climate change to Hispanic communities in Maryland. Read more...

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. Read more...

The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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pile of cooked crabs