YORKTOWN, Va. — Researchers in Virginia are keeping an eye on red algae blooms in the Chesapeake Bay. The blooms suck oxygen from the water. That makes it difficult for marine life to survive. They are driven by warm water ...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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HAMPTON, Va. — It’s rare good news for the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared. The plume ...Read More »
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Attention Chesapeake Bay oysters: Big Brother will soon be watching you. To determine how valuable a foodstuff oysters are to blue crabs and finfish, scientists will place the celebrated mollusk under surveillance this summer. Virginia Institute ...Read More »
Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay, a key indicator of the health of the waterway, decreased last year with high water temperatures and poor water quality eyed as factors, researchers said Thursday as they released the results of an annual ...Read More »