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Chesapeake Bay

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The Down, Up, and Down Again of Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay region is a densely populated area, and also experiences more rapid sea level rise than anywhere else along the North American Atlantic Coast. Why? Scientists look to the lithosphere for answers, finding that the subsidence of an ancient lithospheric bulge may be partially to blame, and will continue for millennia. Zoe GentesZoe […]

Do increasing air temperatures mean increasing stream temperatures? Spoiler, yes!

Stream water temperatures have increased over the last 51 years in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and are connected to increases in air temperature, latitude, and changes in land-use, causing potential shifts in ecosystem dynamics and stratification. Kari St.LaurentI received a Ph.D. in oceanography in 2014 from the Graduate School of Oceanography (URI) and am finishing […]

Wash your hands after a beach day!

This study demonstrates a direct relationship between the potentially dangerous bacteria Vibrio in beach water with what is on your skin after a day swimming. The good news, washing your hands helps! Kari St.LaurentI received a Ph.D. in oceanography in 2014 from the Graduate School of Oceanography (URI) and am finishing up a post-doc at […]

O Vibrio, Vibrio, wherefore art thou Vibrio?

Three statistical models used to predict the presence of the dangerous pathogen Vibrio in Chesapeake Bay all give different responses to temperature changes. This suggests that a lot more data is needed before we can accurately decide how climate change will dictate the distribution and presence of Vibrio in coastal waters. Kari St.LaurentI received a […]

Turtle manure and eelgrass seeds make for an aquatic garden!

The accidental ingestion of eelgrass seeds by diamondback terrapins may help disperse eelgrass in Chesapeake Bay, demonstrating a new mutualistic relationship. Kari St.LaurentI received a Ph.D. in oceanography in 2014 from the Graduate School of Oceanography (URI) and am finishing up a post-doc at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (Horn Point Laboratory). […]

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