Coasts are dynamic areas of exchange between land and water. Nitrogen and phosphate from land, for example, are essential for the growth of seagrasses and their production of “blue carbon”. Nutrients in the Bay often are in excess, however; in addition to their well-documented sources, a previously unquantified one is the loading from land introduced during our ever-increasing periods of coastal flooding. 


Join us on Wednesday, January 18th, from 12-1 pm when scientists at Old Dominion University “take over” the CRC Roundtable for conversations about 1) remote-sensing techniques to assess seagrass productivity and carbon burial and 2) “measuring the muck”, that is, the flux of nutrients and contaminants from land to Bay waters during flooding.