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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

One of J.D. Blackwell's oyster leases in St. Mary's County, Md. Oysters filter the water and provide habitat, but they can cause friction with neighbors who would rather not see buoys or floats. Photo credit: Rona Kobell
November 13, 2018

Rainy Year in Maryland Doesn’t Dampen State Oyster Aquaculture Forecast

Rona Kobell
Maryland’s oyster aquaculture harvest so far this year has already exceeded last year’s, despite a deluge of fresh water from storms that scientists and managers worried would stymie growth.

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

Kayaking down 7-foot falls rapid on the Chattooga River, SC. Photo credit: Chris Lakey
November 6, 2018

Watching the Forecasts to Measure the Storms: A white-water kayaker turned ecologist changes direction

Joel Bostic
Moving water has always captivated my attention. It started with the ocean: waves pulsing towards shore and breaking, offering endless intrigue. Rivers came next, especially swollen ones after heavy rains. 

News Releases

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October 18, 2018

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland Sea Grant has worked with the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification (CBLP) program to produce a video on the importance of landscaping and clean water to the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Quarterly

issue cover - Bronzini broodstock, also known as European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), swim in a tank at IMET's Baltimore lab. Photograph, David Harp

April 2018

Aquaculture Swims Ahead

We have a new issue of Chesapeake Quarterly out. This one focuses on aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. We hope you enjoy it. If you want to subscribe, click here, and you will get a hard copy delivered to your home or office each month. We can also put you on the mailing list for a digital copy.

Headwaters Newsletter

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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

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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.