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News and Research
The Anacostia River has suffered pollution from sewage and industry for decades. Now high school citizen science programs are empowering students to help put it back on track.
For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans hunted and fished in the Chesapeake. But when scientists dated thrown-out oysters on the Rhode River, they found a surprising gap.
Oysters aren't the only shellfish that can filter water in the Chesapeake Bay. Three marine biologists discovered one smaller bivalve is able to lend a hand.
(Image: Chris Judy)
Education and Events
"Coal Crazy and Panamax Ready: How shipping brought new invaders to Chesapeake Bay"
--Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM– 3:00PM
"SERC Open House"
--Saturday, September 27, 9:00AM– 11:30AM
"Canoe Excursion "
--Monday, September 29, 10:00AM– 11:00AM
"Puddle Stompers (Pre-K): What Is Fish? 10 am-11 am"
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