October 28, 2020
This year’s small dead zone is another positive sign that watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts are working.
August 7, 2020
Each year during the summer, an area of water with low oxygen levels—known as a “dead zone”—forms in the Bay. But what about this year’s dead zone and what it means for the Bay?
June 17, 2020
Researchers predict a slightly smaller than average dead zone this year, due to reduced rainfall this spring and less nitrogen pollution flowing into the Bay.
June 4, 2020
We talk with CBF’s Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers to explain what's behind the rust-colored water in the mid-Bay's tidal rivers and what it means.
June 19, 2019
Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones in decades in the Bay this summer. But what does that really mean? Dr. Beth McGee answers all our questions.
September 18, 2018
Across the country, harmful algal blooms are making headlines by poisoning waterways, killing fish, and threatening our health.
May 9, 2018
Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.
November 30, 2017
Will the real hypoxia (aka "dead zone") results please stand up?
July 26, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued these statements concerning the results of the early July dead zone cruise in Maryland.