Love Point Artificial Reef Rubble Deployment

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Love Point artificial reef will receive approximately 1000 tons of concrete slabs and beams from a pier renovation project at Dundalk Marine Terminal. The additional concrete rubble will be placed in the southeast quadrant of the site at a depth … Continued

Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Designations (Proposed)

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On June 2, NOAA Fisheries announced two proposed rules to designate critical habitat for five distinct population segments of federally listed Atlantic sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries is proposing to protect important river habitat for the threatened Gulf of Maine population segment … Continued

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

Salt Marsh Erosion Research

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Waves from moderate storms, rather than violent events such as hurricanes, inflict the most loss on coastal wetlands, according to a study by Boston University and the United States Geological Survey. The biggest cause of salt marsh erosion is waves … Continued