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Walter Boynton honored for 40 years on the Chesapeake exploring 'a treasure chest of possibilities'

Growing up in Massachusetts, Walter Boynton joined his father and brother for occasional trips to the coast just to watch the ocean.

New forecast tool helps ships avoid blue whale hotspots

Scientists have long used satellite tags to track blue whales along the West Coast, learning how the largest animals on the planet find enough small krill to feed on to support their enormous size. Now researchers from NOAA Fisheries, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and Oregon State University have combined that trove of tracking data with satellite observations of ocean conditions to develop the first system for predicting locations of blue whales off the West Coast.

White-nose syndrome killing bats across Maryland

Populations of bat species are disappearing as a silent killer called white-nose syndrome emerges in caves and other winter refuges across the country.

Microbiologist Eric Schott tracks disease in blue crabs

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Astronaut, UMCES alumnus Ricky Arnold to speak on Space Station experience