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The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Mon 16 Feb, 2015)
Forum eyes impact of rising seas on Shore
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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How the low-lying Eastern Shore will cope with rising sea levels will be explored Saturday at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.


Capital Gazette (Sun 15 Feb, 2015)
Guest Column: Sea-level rise a threat to downtown that needs attention soon
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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"High Water" reads the yellow, diamond-shaped sign frequently posted outside the Annapolis Harbormaster's office at City Dock. It's a temporary sign, bolstered by sandbags, but given the frequency of "nuisance flooding" around City Dock, the harbormaster might well leave it up all the time.


Yale Environment 360 (Thu 12 Feb, 2015)
Atlantic Sturgeon: An Ancient Fish Struggles Against the Flow
Staff quoted: Dave Secor
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Water from the iced-over Connecticut River numbed my hands as I cradled a hard, scaleless fish at the U.S. Geological Survey's anadromous fish laboratory at Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Its back was dark brown, its belly cream. Five rows of bony plates ran the length of its thin body to the shark-like tail. Four barbels covered with taste buds dangled from its flat snout in front of the sucker mouth. At 20 inches it was a baby. Adults can


The Times - Picayune (Thu 5 Feb, 2015)
11 memorable quotes from the BP oil spill trial's penalty phase
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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'Basically everywhere the oil went, it created harm.' - Donald Boesch, U.S. witness


Smithsonian Magazine (Tue 3 Feb, 2015)
Saving Money is Great, but Saving the Chesapeake Bay Will Be Even Better
Staff quoted: Mario Tamburri
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It could be mistaken for a science fair project gone amok—a suitcase-sized water proof box stuffed with tubing, electronic wires, gauges and an LED display. To Whitman Miller, that's the beauty of it. Everything is easily available, relatively inexpensive and remarkably sophisticated. He needs that combination of qualities. Because to get the answers he's looking for, he'll have to install lots and lots of these boxes.


Ocean Conservancy (Mon 2 Feb, 2015)
BP Trial Highlights Lasting Offshore Impacts in the Gulf
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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Last week during the ongoing BP trial in New Orleans, the testimony of Donald Boesch, a professor of marine science at the University of Maryland, was a real call-to-arms for ocean-lovers. Much of the impact to marine fish, habitats and wildlife has been "out of sight, out of mind" and in many cases off limits to the public.


My Eastern Shore MD (Fri 30 Jan, 2015)
Chesapeake College hosting forum on sea level rise
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WYE MILLS — Registration is open for a forum on rising sea levels and their impact on Maryland shores set for Saturday, Feb. 21, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.


The Star Democrat (Thu 29 Jan, 2015)
Harris Creek oyster restoration continues
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EASTON — Oyster restoration efforts in Harris Creek resumed this month, with sights aimed for starting in the Tred Avon River soon.


Seward City News (AK) (Thu 29 Jan, 2015)
Alaska SeaLife Center Announces Alaska Ocean Leadership Award Recipients
Staff quoted: Lee Cooper, Jackie Grebmeier
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Seward, Alaska (January 29, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the 2015 Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. These awards are given annually to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the awareness and sustainability of the state's marine resources. The Alaska SeaLife Center appreciates the support provided by the award sponsors and thanks the Awards Committee members: Jason Brune, Dale Hoffman, Dr. Mike Castellini, Dr. Ian Dutton, Lisa Busch, Molly McCammon, Denby Lloyd, and Carlyn Nichols for assistance in selecting the awardees.


The Star Democrat (Wed 28 Jan, 2015)
Chesapeake College hosts forum on sea level rise
Staff quoted: Don Boesch
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WYE MILLS — The water level along Maryland's 3,100 miles of coastal and bay shoreline is rising at a slow but accelerating rate. By 2050, scientists say, the water level will likely increase by a foot or two, perhaps up to 6 feet by 2100. It's already threatening or swallowing up much of what's in its way. And it's certain to get worse.


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