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Figure 2: A blue crab, the state crustacean of Maryland. credit

Bait and Switch: are Maryland crabs the ingredient in your Maryland crab cake?

Kari Pohl

The non-profit organization Oceana went undercover to analyze the DNA in 90 crab cakes sold throughout Maryland and D.C. Their results suggest that 38% of these “locally caught” crab cakes were mislabeled, containing crab species other than the blue crab.

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Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day
Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day

In an effort to connect scientists with policy-makers, the American Meteorological Society hosts Congressional Visit Days. This post highlights six “lessons” learned during these unique and important meetings with our local and national policy-makers.

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