WASHINGTON — Researchers say low oxygen levels should affect smaller-than-average areas of the Chesapeake Bay this year. Scientists said Tuesday that they are expecting smaller-than-average hypoxic levels this year, meaning a smaller-than-average “dead zone” in the nation’s largest estuary. Hypoxic ...Read More »
The size of the Chesapeake Bay’s low-oxygen “dead zone” is down and this year’s dry weather is getting the credit. Samples taken last week found 11.8 percent of the bay had oxygen levels in the water too low to support ...Read More »
Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday. The ...
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ANNAPOLIS — A new study finds dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay are getting smaller. Dead zones are deeper, low-oxygen areas where plants, animals and other organisms can’t live. The zones form in mid- to late-summer fueled by warmer temperatures ...Read More »
You might start seeing this “SolarBee” floating in the harbor soon. Blue Water Baltimore, the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper and KCI Technologies are partnering up on a pilot project to study the aeration and mixing in the waters of Baltimore’s harbor. The ...Read More »