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Checking in on the Bay's Rockfish Population

Anglers up and down the Chesapeake are eager to wet a line and land a trophy striped bass--but concern about population levels is altering plans.... Read more >

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What Is a MWEE, and How Can You Accomplish One?

Educators around the Chesapeake Bay frequently hear the call, “mee-wee! mee-wee!” That’s not the call of the ospreys.... Read more >

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Can Satellites “See” the Benefits of Oyster Restoration?

Oysters and oyster reefs provide important benefits to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including better water quality. Can satellites "see" these benefits in action?... Read more >


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