• Black Heroes of the Bay

    February 22, 2018

    In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate five heroes of the Bay who continue to inspire us every day with their deep connection to and passion for the Chesapeake.

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters

    February 19, 2018

    Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you’ve always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.

  • Watershed Stewards Spend Day on the Chesapeake Bay

    September 19, 2017

  • Cormorants

    April 1, 2014

    Long a symbol of bad luck and evil in Western literature and myth, cormorants have been persecuted and slaughtered by fishermen and governments.

  • Tundra Swans

    April 1, 2013

    The number of tundra swans wintering in the Chesapeake Bay is dwindling. Find out why.

  • Osprey Feel the Heat

    April 1, 2012

    Osprey are an iconic part of the Chesapeake Bay. Their epic migration from South America to the Chesapeake Bay mark the seasons, with their return in March a traditional sign of spring.

  • Loon

    January 1, 2012

    Loons visit the Chesapeake in the fall and spring, but may avoid the Bay if they can't find enough menhaden to eat.

  • Cownose Ray

    October 1, 2011

    Advocates of expanded oyster aquaculture argue Cownose Rays are major obstacles to the industry. Scientists worry that killing rays to save oysters goes too far.

  • Atlantic Sturgeon: Last Refuge of the Dinosaur Fish That Saved America

    July 1, 2011

  • Northern Green Frog

    October 1, 2009

    The northern green frog is one of the Chesapeake Bay region's most common amphibians.

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