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






Chesapeake Bay Invasive Catfish Research

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Initially introduced for sportfishing in several Virginia tributaries, blue and flathead catfish are considered invasive in the Chesapeake Bay. Since their introduction, their range and population have increased dramatically. Blue and flathead catfish are now top predators in several river … Continued






Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey Shows Improvements

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The latest Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres in 2007 to 76,861 acres in 2008. This is the fourth … Continued