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On the Bay

fisher holding bait bag on pier

Campaign Warns Anglers That Live Bait Worm Trade Carries Invasive Species

Jeffrey Brainard • May 4, 2015
To reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species, a project led by Maryland Sea Grant educated fishers to properly dispose of the seaweed packaging used to ship blood worms. The message: please throw away the packaging in the trash, don't drop it into the Bay.  Read more . . .
Laura Genello checks on plants and fish

Growing Veggies with Fish, Part 1 (Podcast)

Daniel Strain • April 20, 2015
Aquaponics may not be a household term just yet. But this method of producing food -- which combines the practice of raising fish with growing vegetables -- is becoming increasingly popular among urban farmers.  Read more . . .

A New Look at Estimates for 20th Century Sea Level Rise

Daniel Strain • April 9, 2015
In the scientific world, numbers are like smart phones: by the time you get them out of the store, they're often out of date.
In a story last September I wrote that for much of the twentieth century, sea levels rose by "around 1.7 millimeters a year."  Read more . . .

The Winter Crabbers: Q&A about the Annual Dredge Survey

Michael W. Fincham • March 30, 2015
There was only one boat hauling up crabs in Maryland waters in the winter of 2014. It was  a classic 45-foot Chesapeake Bay workboat, and its captain was Roger Morris, a long-time waterman from Dorchester County.  Read more . . .