40 Years of Communicating Bay Science

FROM ITS BEGINNING, MARYLAND SEA GRANT COMMUNICATIONS has been reaching out to our many audiences in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal regions by creating products that address issues important to the region. Topics we’ve covered include oyster biology and disease, sustainable blue crab populations, fisheries management, sea level rise, and declining seagrasses. Below are selected highlights of our efforts.

Documentary Films
Who Killed  Crassostrea virginica? cover
Who Killed Crassostrea virginica?
The Fall and Rise of Chesapeake Bay Oysters
The Eastern Oyster cover The Blue Crab cover Decoding the Deep Sediments cover
The Eastern Oyster: Crassostrea virginica
(reference book)
The Blue Crab:
Callinectes sapidus

(reference book)
Decoding the Deep Sediments: The Ecological History of Chesapeake Bay
(monograph series)
Grasses in Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Waters cover Working the Chesapeake cover  
Grasses in Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Waters
(field guide)
Working the Chesapeake: Watermen on the Bay
(general interest)
Chesapeake Quarterly magazine and website
Come High Water cover Chesapeake Quarterly cover  
Come High Water:
Sea Level Rise and Chesapeake Bay
A Special Report from Chesapeake Quarterly and Bay Journal
Chesapeake Quarterly
The Ups and Downs of Bay Stripers
40th Anniversary Issue
Visit Our Blogs
What's next for oyster aquaculture
A decade ago, Donald Webster could count the number of oyster farms in the state of Maryland on two hands. By Rona Kobell.
From the Water to Washington: Connecting Experiences in DC and Coastal Communities
In graduate school, I found it easy to find the impact and context of my fisheries research. By Gray Redding .
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