Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards

Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards

Maryland's Coastal Bays, the shallow lagoons nestled behind Ocean City and Assateague, comprise a complex ecosystem. These estuarine bays, at the interface between fresh and saltwater, provide habitat for a wide range of aquatic life. But like many coastal systems, they face threats from intense development, nutrients, sediments, and other stresses associated with human activities. IAN has been working with the Coastal Bays Program on various products and studies, including the annual Coastal Bays report card, the book Shifting Sands, and using stable isotope techniques to identify nitrogen sources in the Maryland Coastal Bays.

 

Key Personnel

Bill Dennison
Vice President for Science Application
Heath Kelsey
Program Director
Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Emily Nastase
Science Communicator
Katie May Laumann
Science Integrator

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2020

2018 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (JANUARY)

2019

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card Released (OCTOBER)

2018

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2017 released (NOVEMBER)

IAN receives Gold Star Partnership Award (JANUARY)

2016

2015 Maryland Coastal Bays report card and website launched (OCTOBER)

State of the Maryland Coastal Bays booklet released (OCTOBER)

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2014 (JANUARY)

2015

Our Path Forward: The Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan for Maryland Coastal Bays (2015-2025) (JUNE)

IAN in 2015 (JANUARY)

2014

Maryland Coastal Bays report card 2013 (SEPTEMBER)

2013

Maryland Coastal Bays report card 2012 (JULY)

2012

Coastal Bays Report Card 2011 (DECEMBER)

2011

Characterization and Comparison of Stream Nutrients, Land Use, and Loading Patterns in Maryland Coastal Bay Watersheds (NOVEMBER)

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (JULY)

2010

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009 (JULY)

2009

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (JULY)

2008

Newsletter examines effects of land use on water quality in Maryland's Coastal Bays (AUGUST)

IAN continues its involvement in the Maryland Coastal Bays (FEBRUARY)

2007

Biological indicators enhance water quality monitoring in Maryland's Coastal Bays newsletter (MARCH)

The role of benthic communities in the health of Maryland's Coastal Bays (FEBRUARY)

2006

Report on nitrogen source assessment for Maryland Coastal Bays available (DECEMBER)

Ecosystem health report cards: An approach to integrated assessment (SEPTEMBER)

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2016

Comparing septic and sewage systems (GRAPHIC)

Maryland Coastal Bays conceptual diagrams (GRAPHIC)

2014

Land use map of the Missouri River basin (GRAPHIC)

Storm Timing and Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Flora and Fauna (GRAPHIC)

Threats from Hurricanes and Tropical Storms (GRAPHIC)

2011

Ardea Herodias (Great Blue Heron) (SYMBOL)

2010

Kayaking: recreational (SYMBOL)

Sunbathing (SYMBOL)

Surf Fishing (SYMBOL)

Amaranthus pumilus (Seabeach Amaranth) (SYMBOL)

Civil Engineering: mosquito ditches (SYMBOL)

Climate change: above average temperatures (SYMBOL)

2009

Diagram of Assawoman Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Chincoteague Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Isle of Wight Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Newport Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Sinepuxent Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of St. Martin River (GRAPHIC)

Larus spp. (Seagull) (SYMBOL)

Geologic timeline (GRAPHIC)

Recreation in the Coastal Bays (GRAPHIC)

Anthropogenic nitrogen exchanges (GRAPHIC)

Aquifers underlying the Coastal Bays (GRAPHIC)

Atlantic waterfowl migration patterns (GRAPHIC)

Classification of estuaries & coastal water (GRAPHIC)

Coastal lagoon vs. river-valley estuary (GRAPHIC)

Criteria for dissolved oxygen for aquatic life (GRAPHIC)

Cross section of the Atlantic Coastal Plain (GRAPHIC)

Dissolved chlorophyll in the Lagoon of Venice (GRAPHIC)

Dissolved oxygen in the Lagoon of Venice (GRAPHIC)

Effect of nutrient loading on primary producers (GRAPHIC)

Global distribution of coastal waterways (GRAPHIC)

Groundwater transport in the Maryland Coastal Bays (GRAPHIC)

Guidelines for natural shore erosion and marsh creation (GRAPHIC)

Habitat requirements of seagrass and hard clams (GRAPHIC)

Healthy & eutrophic coastal lagoons (GRAPHIC)

Healthy waterways (GRAPHIC)

Land subsidence & sea-level rise (GRAPHIC)

Life cycle of the blue crab (GRAPHIC)

Managing pollution (GRAPHIC)

Map of national coastal lagoon conditions (GRAPHIC)

Morphology of different barrier islands (GRAPHIC)

Nitrogen exchange in a coastal bay (GRAPHIC)

Nitrogen stable isotope methodology (GRAPHIC)

Pervious vs. impervious surfaces (GRAPHIC)

Relative light attenuation for seagrass (GRAPHIC)

Relative sea-level rise (GRAPHIC)

Salinity of the Lagoon of Venice (GRAPHIC)

Sea-level rise & marshes (GRAPHIC)

Seasonal water table (GRAPHIC)

Septic system (GRAPHIC)

Soft vs. hard shorelines (GRAPHIC)

Stream habitat vs. ditch habitat (GRAPHIC)

The 'Brunn rule' (GRAPHIC)

The carbon cycle (GRAPHIC)

The clean water act (GRAPHIC)

The evolution of Assateague Fenwick & Assateague Islands, 1850-2005 (GRAPHIC)

The life cycle of the american eel (GRAPHIC)

The life cycle of the summer flounder (GRAPHIC)

The nitrogen cycle (GRAPHIC)

The phosphorus cycle (GRAPHIC)

Types of coastal waterways (GRAPHIC)

Wastewater treatment (GRAPHIC)

sustainable vs. unsustainable communities (GRAPHIC)

2008

Crab scraping (SYMBOL)

Trotlining (SYMBOL)

Waterman (SYMBOL)

2007

Sediment (SYMBOL)

Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) with roots (SYMBOL)

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) : buck (SYMBOL)

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) : doe (SYMBOL)

Charadrius melodus (Piping Plover) 1 (SYMBOL)

2006

Effect of nutrients of aquatic primary producers (GRAPHIC)

2005

Pinus virginiana (Virginia Pine) (SYMBOL)

USA MD: Assawoman Bay watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA DE MD VA: Coastal Bays watershed (SYMBOL)

USA DE MD VA: Coastal Bays watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA DE MD VA: Delmarva (SYMBOL)

USA MD VA: Chincoteague Bay watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA MD: Isle of Wight watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA MD: Newport Bay watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA MD: Sinepuxent Bay watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

USA MD: St. Martin River watershed locator map (SYMBOL)

2004

Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish) (SYMBOL)

Charadrius melodus (Piping Plover) 2 (SYMBOL)

Crab boat (SYMBOL)

Limulus polyphemus (Horseshoe Crab) (SYMBOL)

Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine) (SYMBOL)

Diagram of Assawoman Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Chincoteague Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Isle of Wight Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Newport Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of Sinepuxent Bay (GRAPHIC)

Diagram of St. Martin River (GRAPHIC)

Diagram showing differences between seagrass and macroalgae in the Coastal Bays (GRAPHIC)

Diagram showing ecosystem monitoring activities in the Coastal Bays (GRAPHIC)

Tent (SYMBOL)

Quercus alba (White Oak) (SYMBOL)

Quercus alba (White Oak) leaves (SYMBOL)

Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) (SYMBOL)

Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) leaves (SYMBOL)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle) (SYMBOL)

Morone americana (White Perch) (SYMBOL)

Spartina spp. (Salt Marsh Grass) (SYMBOL)

2003

Rynchops niger (Black Skimmer) (SYMBOL)

Brevoortia tyrannus (Atlantic Menhaden) (SYMBOL)

Brevoortia tyrannus (Atlantic Menhaden) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Anchoa mitchilli (Bay Anchovy) (SYMBOL)

Anchoa mitchilli (Bay Anchovy) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Phragmites australis (Common Reed) (SYMBOL)

Phragmites australis (Common Reed) singular (SYMBOL)

Atmospheric nitrogen (SYMBOL)

Bank erosion (SYMBOL)

Concentration: high nitrogen and phosphorus (SYMBOL)

Inputs: nutrients 1 (SYMBOL)

1999

Tractor 3 (SYMBOL)

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2019

2018 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2018

2017 Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2017

2016 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (REPORT CARD)

2016

2015 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land and bay perspectives (REPORT)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Bay perspectives (REPORT)

Maryland Coastal Bays 2016: Land perspectives (REPORT)

2015

2014 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

Our Path Forward: The Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan for Maryland's Coastal Bays (2015-2025) (BOOK)

2014

2013 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

2013

2012 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

2012

2011 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

2011

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

2010

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009 (REPORT CARD)

2009

2008 Coastal Bays report card (REPORT CARD)

Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays (BOOK)

2008

Upstream land use affects water quality in Maryland's Coastal Bays (NEWSLETTER)

Fine scale patterns of water quality in three regions of Marylands Coastal Bays: assessing nitrogen source in relation to land use (REPORT)

2007

Biological indicators enhance water quality monitoring in Maryland's Coastal Bays (NEWSLETTER)

The role of benthic communities in the health of Maryland's Coastal Bays (NEWSLETTER)

2006

Water quality in four regions of the Maryland Coastal Bays: assessing nitrogen source in relation to rainfall and brown tide (REPORT)

2004

A water quality assessment of the Maryland Coastal Bays including nitrogen source identification using stable isotopes (REPORT)

State of the Maryland Coastal Bays 2004 (REPORT)

Timeframe

  • Start: 2002-07-01
  • Finish: 
  • Duration: Ongoing