• 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.

  • Baltimore, Maryland

    April 2, 2012

    Baltimore fights a battle for clean water. The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore leads the army, aiming for a fishable and swimmable harbor by 2020.

  • 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.

  • Cooperstown, New York

    January 1, 2012

    The village of Cooperstown, best known for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, lies at the base of Otsego Lake. The nine-mile-long lake, dubbed "Glimmerglass" by author James Fenimore Cooper, is the source of the Susquehanna River which provides about 60 percent of the water flowing into the Bay.

  • 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.

  • Mason Neck State Park, Virginia

    October 1, 2011

    Mason Neck State Park is a peaceful, 9,000-acre peninsula on the Potomac River just 20 miles south of our nation's capital.

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

    July 1, 2011

  • Solomons, Maryland

    July 1, 2011

    Solomons Island is located in Southern Maryland's Calvert County. Once a thriving community of watermen and shipbuilders, the island is now a popular destination for recreation and tourism.

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