On the Bay


A blog from Chesapeake Quarterly magazine

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Chesapeake Quarterly: We’d like to hear from you

Rona Kobell • October 27, 2020

Over the past seven months our communications team has been working virtually, over Zoom and other platforms, and conducting our reporting for Chesapeake Quarterly over the phone and via email instead of meeting in person or going out in the field.


Turning the Tide: New film highlights work of the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative

Maryland Sea Grant • September 29, 2020

We are excited to share this new film by the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative (CBSSC), a group of ecosystem


A Year in Washington, DC, From Afar: Knauss fellows adapt to unexpected changes

Rona Kobell • September 4, 2020

Every year, Maryland Sea Grant welcomes its new class of Knauss fellows–graduate students in science fields who want deep experience in how to shape federal policy.

But like everyone else, the 2020 Knauss fellows are not having the year they expected.


Social Strategy: Social marketing and watershed restoration

Wendy Mitman Clarke • August 20, 2020

When the Cambridge Clean Water Advisory Committee set out to help the City of Cambridge work with local residents and businesses to improve water quality in four Chesapeake Bay tributaries, its members knew that the toughest nut to crack was getting people to participate.


Providing Farmers Tools to Help Them Grow: Shannon Hood is geared up for collaborative oyster aquaculture research

Rona Kobell • August 12, 2020

When Maryland revised its shellfish leasing laws in 2009 to enable commercial oyster farming in public waters, entrepreneurs who had pushed for the change for years rejoiced. Finally, obtaining a lease to grow oysters in Maryland waters was more accessible. 


The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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