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Maryland Sea Grant publishes blogs, Chesapeake Quarterly magazine, and other publications and videos. Learn about scientific research and science-based practices that can help preserve the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal environment.

On the Bay: Chesapeake Quarterly's Blog

Taking blood from a blue crab
January 4, 2018

Killing them softly: How a virus infected the peeler crab, and how one researcher found a way to hold it at bay

Rona Kobell
All year long, hundreds of crab legs arrive in the mail at Baltimore’s Columbus Center, home of the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

December 13, 2017

From the Water to Washington: Connecting Experiences in DC and Coastal Communities

Gray Redding ​
In graduate school, I found it easy to find the impact and context of my fisheries research.  The data I was generating about Atlantic mackerel migration patterns were called for by managers and scientists looking to better understand the decline of the fishery.  While, studying at the Chesapeake

News Releases

photo of Rona Kobell
November 20, 2017

Rona Kobell has joined Maryland Sea Grant's communications team as a science writer and editor. In addition to writing for our magazine Chesapeake Quarterly, she will work with our Extension service and university researchers.

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - A wooden boat finds a final resting place in a wetlands along a Virginia creek. Photograph, Jay Fleming

December 2017

40 Years on the Bay

The year 1977 brought these startups: Maryland Sea Grant began, the Environmental Protection Agency opened a major Bay study, and dozens of scientists launched their careers.

Headwaters Newsletter

headwaters v 4 iss 2
November 2017

Volume 4, Issue 1

Inside This Issue:
  • Welcome Kelsey
  • Welcome Alexis
  • Small BMPs can make a BIG difference
  • The Power of Design
  • Small but Mighty
  • How Vulnerable is the Maryland Coastal Bays Program?
  • WSA Eligible for MSDE Credits

Sea Level Rise Report

cover, sea level rise report

Come High Water: Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay

This special report offers a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of increasing flooding along Maryland’s coasts. This package, produced by Maryland Sea Grant's magazine Chesapeake Quarterly in partnership with Bay Journal, examines the scientific understanding and projections of the rate of sea level rise in the Chesapeake region; effects on people and the environment; and adaptations and policy responses that are under way or under consideration.

Video Gallery

Forecasting Sea Level Rise for Maryland

In Maryland Sea Grant's video, scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia, and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas.