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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In the scientific world, numbers are like smart phones: by the time you get them out of the store, they're often out of date.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."

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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.

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The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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