On the Bay


A blog from Chesapeake Quarterly magazine

Heron and hawk along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay


Maryland Sea Grant Welcomes First Law Fellow

Rona Kobell •

Elissa Torres-Soto grew up six miles from the ocean, on the western side of Puerto Rico, snorkeling in blue waters and hiking along sandy beaches.


Chesapeake Quarterly: We’d like to hear from you

Rona Kobell •

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 •

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

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

Rona Kobell •

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 •

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.


The Blue Crab: Callinectes Sapidus

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pile of cooked crabs