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Recharge News (Fri 11 Jul, 2014)
UMaryland to lead offshore study
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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will lead a two-year research study of marine animals in and near an area off the state's coast where the US Interior Department (DOI) on 19 August will auction two commercial wind energy leases.


The Star Democrat (Fri 11 Jul, 2014)
Izaak Walton Chapter awards four scholarships
Staff quoted: Nicole Millette
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TRAPPE — The Mid-Shore Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America awarded its annual scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year to four local students at a dinner on June 26 at its pavilion in Bolingbroke Park. The chapter serves Dorchester, Queen Anne's, Talbot and Caroline counties.


Technical.ly Baltimore (Thu 10 Jul, 2014)
How IMET is making Baltimore a leader in marine research
Staff quoted: Russell Hill, Nick Hammond, Feng Chen
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you ever dreamed of becoming a marine biologist growing up, you probably pictured swimming with dolphins, saving whales or clearing sand for baby turtles. Marine microbiologist Russell Hill, however, is far more interested in sea life at the molecular level — and says Baltimore is already a world leader in the space.


The Baltimore Sun (Thu 10 Jul, 2014)
Study aims to shield marine mammals from offshore wind projects
Staff quoted: Helen Bailey
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State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City.


Water World (Thu 10 Jul, 2014)
NOAA, partners forecast 'dead zone' conditions in Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay
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July 10, 2014 -- According to new research, scientists are expecting an average but still large hypoxic zone, or "dead zone," in the Gulf of Mexico this year, as well as a slightly above-average hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay. While close to averages since the late 1990s, these hypoxic zones are many times larger than what research has shown them to be prior to the significant human influences that greatly expanded their sizes and effects.


Promise Alliance for Graduate Education (Thu 10 Jul, 2014)
University System of Maryland Dissertation House at SSI, August 14-15, 2014
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The University of Maryland, College Park and PROMISE Maryland's AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs. The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided for student participants. Twelve students from the USM system schools will be chosen to participate in this research and writing retreat. http://www.thehotelarundel.com/


Southern Maryland News (Wed 9 Jul, 2014)
Bay dead zones could pose difficulties for watermen: UMCES, NOAA predict low- to no-oxygen areas this summer
Staff quoted: Caroline Wicks
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Watermen fishing and crabbing on the bay will have to steer clear of more areas this year, as scientists are expecting an above-average "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay.


Insurance News Net (Mon 7 Jul, 2014)
Pasadena: Take a field trip to see how spats are grown
Staff quoted: Don Meritt
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Take a family field trip with Restore Rock Creek and get a first- hand look at how they are helping clean the waters of the Patapsco River and Chesapeake Bay.


Fly Rod & Reel (Tue 1 Jul, 2014)
Saving America from a Clean Chesapeake
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Recovery of the estuary that provides 75 percent of the Atlantic striped bass population is being fought by 21 states, only one of which is in the watershed.


WBOC (Salisbury) Television (Fri 27 Jun, 2014)
Restoring the Bay's Oyster Population
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SALISBURY, Md. - To show support for Marylanders Grow Oysters program, more than 115 people joined Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) representatives to fill oyster shell bags, according to Perdue Farms.


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