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Bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for the reef community

Did you ever wonder why the water is so clear around coral reefs? Scientists have known for years that sponges can filter water and gather nutrients from the ocean, making it appear crystal clear.

UMCES Scientists to Study Water Quality Consequences of Susquehanna River Sediments and Nutrients

A team of scientists at University of Maryland Center for Environme

UMCES welcomes Charles O. Monk as new Chair of Board of Visitors

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the premier research and educational institution working to understand and ma

UMCES experts Boesch and Boynton earn rank of Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay

Award recognizes the lifetime achievement and is the highest honor the governor can bestow on a person for their environmental contributions

Studying Sturgeon: Preserving the Ghosts of Chesapeake Past

Presidential Fellowships – 2014

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science congratulates the recipients of the 2014 Presidential Fellowships.

New Appalachian Laboratory director takes the reins in Frostburg


Celebrating 90 years of innovation

Now through 2015, the University of Maryland

Nutrients that Feed Red Tide in Gulf of Mexico “Under the Microscope” in Major Study

The “food” sources that support Florida red tides are more diverse and complex than previously realized, according to five years’ worth of research on red tide and nutrients published recently as an entire special edition of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. Study partners documented 12 sources of nutrients in southwest Florida waters—including some never before associated with K. brevis. Results supported the consensus that blooms start 10-40 miles offshore, away from the direct influence of land-based nutrient pollution, but once moved inshore blooms can use both human-contributed and natural nutrients for growth.

Monitoring the impact of offshore wind power on marine life

What kind of impact will building wind farms off the coast of Maryland have on whales and dolphins? Dr.