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  • 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.

  • Hampton Roads Faces Harmful Algal Blooms This Week

    August 27, 2021

    A proliferation of harmful algal blooms this week across Hampton Roads is clear in striking aerial photos and videos captured by CBF and American Multimedia Solutions near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Aug. 26. The algae colored the water reddish-brown in many places, including Ocean View in Norfolk, Chic’s Beach in Virginia Beach, and the Lafayette and York rivers.

  • 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.

  • CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card

    June 22, 2021

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.

  • Blue Crab Survey Results Show ‘Mixed Bag’

    May 21, 2021

    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2021 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

  • Save the Bay News: For Your Health, Restore the Bay

    May 21, 2021

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how the health of our communities is inseparable from the health of our environment.

  • Blue Crabs: How Are They Doing?

    August 3, 2020

    Blue crabs are known far and wide as a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay region. But how are they doing?

  • Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Assessment Finds a Healthy Population

    July 1, 2020

    The latest assessment of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population has determined that it is healthy, and no management changes are necessary.

  • CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey Results

    May 20, 2020

    This year’s survey showed slightly fewer blue crabs in the Bay than in the 2019 survey.

  • CBF Calls for Robust Aid Package for Struggling Seafood Industry

    May 11, 2020

    We're calling on Congress to provide substantially more aid to the region’s struggling seafood industry, which is in economic free fall because of the near total shutdown of restaurants, markets, and other outlets for fresh oysters, crabs, and other Bay seafood.

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