2015 VIMS Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grass Survey

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An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 21% between 2014 and 2015, from 75,835 acres to 91,621 acres. VIMS tracks the abundance … Continued

USGS Chesapeake Bay Osprey Study

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The world’s largest breeding population of ospreys is coping well with the long-lasting residues of toxic chemicals, according to a three-year study led by US Geological Survey scientists. The study focused on chemicals that were banned decades ago but remain … Continued

2015 Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services Research Update

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The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently released a brief document highlighting progress under way in research projects that focus on the ecosystem services provided by restored oyster reefs. The 2015 Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services (ORES) Research Update includes details on: … Continued