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Building capacity—and experience—through my time with Maryland Sea Grant

Eva May • February 20, 2020
It’s 9 a.m. in Baltimore, I’ve had too much coffee, and I’m nervous. I walk up to the podium, and with encouraging nods from my colleagues, give a brief—and I mean brief—introductory spiel about a project I’ve spent the better part of a year working on. I look around, seeing largely unfamiliar faces from local government offices, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions.  Read more . . .
Stephanie Alexander placing oysters on a spawning table.

Some Like it Hot: Oysters spawn in the summer, so hatcheries convince them that it’s summertime

Rona Kobell • February 14, 2020
Oysters living within the cozy confines of a hatchery here in Maryland wouldn’t ordinarily get in the mood on Valentine’s Day. It’s cold outside, and bivalves like summer loving.  Read more . . .
Four women from Horn Point Oyster Hatchery posing in front of a sign that reads "Powered by Estrogen"

Who Runs the (Hatchery) World? Increasingly, women are behind the microscope and in charge of the tanks

Rona Kobell • January 28, 2020
This post is the first in a series highlighting the work women are doing in regional oyster hatcheries.  Read more . . .
Cora Johnston, Julia Rentsch, Mary MacMutcheon, and Scott Lerberg in front of airplane

Sentinels in the Sky: Observing rising waters from a birds-eye view

Taryn Sudol • November 26, 2019
Some call it high tide flooding, others refer to it as sunny day flooding, while still others call it “king tide.” But no matter the name, we’ve seen the impacts of rising waters, which led to a recent flight where scientists and a journalist took to the air to document the water on the ground for the...  Read more . . .