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  • Winter Leviathan

    January 6, 2022

    Known for their acrobatics, humpback whales sometimes venture into the Chesapeake to feed.

  • Unexpected Visitor Spotted in C&O Canal in Montgomery County

    September 22, 2021

    The tropical Wood Stork is rarely seen in Maryland, but could have been blown north by Hurricane Ida.

  • Five Facts You Otter Know

    September 20, 2021

    While we love to see them, otter sightings can be rare depending on your location in the watershed. But when you do see them, here are five interesting facts you should know about the North American river otter.

  • Four Surprising Facts About Chesapeake Jellyfish

    August 17, 2021

    Admit it—it wouldn’t be a Chesapeake summer without sea nettles. From where to watch for nettles to treating their irritating stings, here are four things to know about jellyfish.

  • Freshwater Mussels: Wild, Wonderful, and Waning

    August 16, 2021

    Carolina Slabshells, Tidewater Muckets, Green Floaters—an amazing diversity of freshwater mussels call the rivers and streams of the Bay watershed home. But we’re losing species faster than we can understand them.

  • Sharks: From Miocene to Modern Day

    July 14, 2021

    We’ve all heard about sharks in the Bay, but did you know that these apex predators have actually been living here long before us humans ever showed up?

  • Herons in Harrisburg

    July 2, 2021

    Endangered Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are finding unexpected refuge in urban neighborhoods.

  • Are There Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay?

    August 11, 2020

    Swimming and boating are two of the best activities to beat the summer heat, but could sharks be lurking just below the surface?

  • Oysters: How Are They Doing?

    August 5, 2020

    Oysters are one of the watershed's favorite bivalves. But how are they doing?

  • 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?

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