Using sonar video, biologists tracked river herring migrating up the Choptank for the first time since 1973. Their numbers reached 1.6 million—giving hope the at-risk fish can be saved.
The Marine Global Earth Observatory, the Smithsonian's network for tracking coastal biodiversity, is blazing new terrain with three sites on the Pacific. (Photo: Hakai Institute)
What did the colonial families who once lived here eat for dinner? Citizen scientists of our Archaeology Lab are digging through 17th- and 18th-century leftovers to find out.
The Fish and Invertebrate Ecology Lab begins a new shark habitat use, migration, and species interactions study.
What does it take to create a sustainable city? Urban ecologist Steward Pickett spent 20 years exploring the ecology of Baltimore and found some surprising answers. (Photo: BES-LTER)
Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard! Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.
Note: The SERC main campus and trails will be closed the following Saturdays: Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
(Photo: Margot Hessing-Lewis/Hakai Institute)
(Photo: Smooth dogfish shark; Charles Bangley)
For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on Chesapeake Bay and around the world and uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.