(Photo courtesy of Tom Horton)
"Lessons from the Chesapeake"
News and Research
Every year, cownose rays migrate 900 miles from Florida to Chesapeake Bay. But are they charismatic swimmers or shellfish-eating pests? SERC ecologists are tagging rays to track their migration and uncover what their presence means for the Bay.
Greenland's melting glaciers could make the ocean more vulnerable to acidification. Armed with a small piece of SERC technology, two sailors embarked on a 100-day journey to unexplored waters. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)
Arriving in the 1800s, the invasive Phragmites australis reed sat quietly until the 1980s, when its numbers exploded with no warning. Scientists didn't know what caused the sudden boom until a new DNA study revealed clues.
(Photo: Rebekah Downard, Utah State University)
Education and Events
Full Calendar of Events
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"Lessons from the Chesapeake: 50th-Anniversary Keynote Lecture"
--Thursday, October 15, 11:00AM– 12:00PM
"Multiple Scales of Environmental Context Influence the Distribution and Interactions of an Introduced Seagrass and its Native Congener."
--Thursday, October 22, 11:00AM– 12:00PM
"Historical Ecological Data – Four ‘Just-So’ Stories from 1872 to 1943"
--Tuesday, November 17, 7:00PM– 8:00PM
"MarineGEO: Taking the Pulse of Coastal Biodiversity Around the World"
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