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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

Cover 2018 MD Sea Grant annual report
October 11, 2019

Annual Report Highlights Successes and Priorities

Rona Kobell
Last year was a busy one for our program. Our Extension team continued their efforts to help Eastern Shore communities remain resilient in the face of rising water levels, ensure seafood is processed safely, and assist oyster growers in securing business loans.
 

Fellowship Experiences: A Students' Blog

MDNR Shellfish Division surveying oysters
August 15, 2019

No Filter: Growing Concerns Over Sunscreen Chemicals

Ethan Hain
The active ingredients in sunscreens and some personal care products, a group of chemicals known as UV filters, have been in the eyes of the public and international regulators for their potential toxicity. 
 

News Releases

Chesapeake Quarterly

Issue cover: A stream flows through Green Ridge State Forest on its way to the Chesapeake 200 miles downstream.

May 2019

Handling a Changing Seafood Economy

We have a new issue of Chesapeake Quarterly out. This one focuses on the changing seafood industry of 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

Headwaters volume 5 issue 4
December 2018

Volume 5, Issue 4

Inside This Issue:
  • From Gray to Green
  • UMD Senate — What’s it all About?
  • ‘Tis the season . . . to put your best foot forward on your Trust Fund application
  • Stormwater Permit Requirements
  • Need Help Educating This or the Next Generation?
  • Got Septic — Do You Know What Type?
  • 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.