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    October 27, 2020: Reducing Plastic Waste and Pollution

    FREE public webinar. We’re all used to disposal plastic, but some of it ends up in our streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately the ocean, harming the wildlife and sealife. CBL scientists partnered with restaurants on Solomons Island and with the Calvert and St. Mary’s County Public Middle Schools to work together on reducing…

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    October 20, 2020: Decades of Change in the Patuxent River and its Tributary Companions

    FREE public webinar. The Patuxent River estuary has been changing for centuries, but we have relatively detailed information on the ecology of the river for only the most recent decades. In annual reports of the overall ‘health’ of the River, the Patuxent consistently receives poor grades, despite extensive restoration efforts. During this seminar, discover how…

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    October 13, 2020: Patuxent River Research Cruises: Building on a scientific & educational legacy

    FREE public webinar. It is critical to understand how natural and human factors affect the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystems if we are to restore, manage and sustain this unique estuary. In 2018, CBL developed the Patuxent River Research Cruise Program (PAX) to build our scientific knowledge of the Patuxent River ecosystem while helping to train the…

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    October 6, 2020: Striped Bass are Built for Success: Weathering pollution, climate change, & their own charismatic stripes

    FREE public webinar. Chesapeake Bay striped bass move up and down the Atlantic coast from their estuarine birthplace. Until recently we have only seen glimpses of this movement when tagged fish are caught by anglers or scientists. Now with electronic transmitters embedded in the tummies, or chemical tracers in bones in their ears we can…

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    Oyster Aquaculture: A boon, competition or neutral for restoration and fishing

    FREE public webinar. The Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions have committed to restoring oyster populations in 10 Bay Tributaries by 2025 – and seem to be on a path to achieve this goal. During this time oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake has expanded to a point where its yield may soon rival natural harvests. But this growth…

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