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  • Save the Bay News: An Ancient Fish in Danger, Farmer Funds, and Crabs

    September 16, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look into concerns over a proposed salmon factory, recent landmark federal legislation, crabs, and the latest survey of underwater grasses.

  • Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?

    August 30, 2022

    Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.

  • CBF Issues a Statement on Bay Grasses Assessment

    July 21, 2022

    The most recent assessment of the health of Bay grasses by the Chesapeake Bay Program found that only 37% of the ultimate restoration goal of 185,000 acres has been achieved.

  • Catching a Heat Wave

    July 18, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay is warming. Researchers are finding out why—and what a hotter future means.

  • Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn

    May 19, 2022

    Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.

  • Miniature Marvels

    January 12, 2022

    Lined seahorses rely on the Bay's underwater grass beds for food, shelter, and a place to breed.

  • August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

    September 17, 2021

    CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

  • What Does Hurricane Ida Mean for the Chesapeake Bay?

    September 2, 2021

    CBF's Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee tells us what we need to know.

  • CBF Issuses Statement on 2020 Bay Grasses Survey Results

    July 28, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Program has released the results of the 2020 Bay grasses survey, which found a 7 percent decline from 2019.

  • Blue Crabs: How are They Doing?

    June 23, 2021

    Long-term, blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are doing better than they were. But a record low number of juvenile crabs this year raises the need for caution. Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, breaks down the numbers and what they mean.

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