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Tampa Bay Newspapers (Wed 19 Nov, 2014)
Study unlocks mystery behind red tide
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Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently published new findings on Florida's red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae.


The Day (CT) (Wed 19 Nov, 2014)
Long Island Sound Futures Fund announces local grant recipients
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Long Island Sound Futures Fund today announced 14 grants for conservation and restoration in several communities along the Sound, including projects in East Lyme, Lyme, Old Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Essex and Mystic.


Baltimore City Paper (Mon 17 Nov, 2014)
Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater
Staff quoted: Eric Schott
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A slight scent of detergent is in the air as Alice Volpitta, Water Quality Manager for the clean-water advocacy group Blue Water Baltimore (BWB), takes a few careful steps down the top of a poured-concrete slope on the banks of the Jones Falls, just above where the river descends underground near Amtrak's Penn Station. A steady stream of soapy-smelling water courses down the slope out of a pipe that's runs underneath Falls Road, and as Volpitta approaches the pipe's mouth, called an outfall, a car drives by.


The Star Democrat (Mon 17 Nov, 2014)
O'Malley pushes PMT forward
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EASTON — Gov. Martin O'Malley moved forward with Phosphorus Management Tool plans on Friday, Nov. 14, submitting the plan to a state legislative committee for review and comment.


Sci-Tech Today (Sat 15 Nov, 2014)
Global Warming Worsening Watery Dead Zones
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.


WYPR (NPR) - Maryland Morning Radio Program (Fri 14 Nov, 2014)
Return Of The Oyster
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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The Chesapeake Bay is the largest oyster-producing body of water in the United States. And, oyster farming, or aquaculture, has become a fast-growing businesses in Maryland. However, some watermen feel the ends don't justify the means.


Bradenton Herald (Thu 13 Nov, 2014)
FWC, partners unlock some mysteries behind red tide in 5-year study
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FWC group unlocks red tide secrets in 5-year study


Baltimore City Paper (Tue 11 Nov, 2014)
The Oyster Counters: On the water with the scientists on Maryland's 75th annual Chesapeake Bay oyster survey
Staff quoted: Eric Schott, Kennedy Paynter
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It's dark outside, and the pre-dawn Monday morning traffic in Baltimore's Harbor Tunnel is light. I just made a mad dash out of bed, into my truck, and to the ATM and gas station, thinking I'd overslept to make a timely 7 a.m. arrival for my date near Taylor's Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where I was to jump on a boat with a host of state-employed oyster experts. As I emerge from the tunnel and head toward Interstate 97, I glance at my phone—oh, right, the clocks changed back over the weekend. Knowing I'd be early, I slow down, put on the cruise control, relax to some tunes, and start to think about oysters.


The Washington Post (Mon 10 Nov, 2014)
Larger 'dead zones,' oxygen-depleted water, likely because of climate change
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Three years ago, the Chesapeake Bay was hit by an unusually large "dead zone," a stretch of oxygen-depleted water that killed fish from the Baltimore Harbor to the mid-channel of the Potomac River and beyond, about a third of the bay.


Yahoo News (Mon 10 Nov, 2014)
Study: Global warming worsening watery dead zones
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.


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