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Large ‘dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter, spring

BALTIMORE, MD – Ecologists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan are forecasting a large Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” in 2019 due to above-average river flows associated with increased rainfall in the watershed since last fall. “The forecast this year reflects the high levels of precipitation that have been observed across the Bay’s watershed,” said report …


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New partnership aims to add 10 billion new oysters to Chesapeake Bay by 2025

A partnership of more than 20 organizations, businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions has established a bold new goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025. The result will be cleaner water and creation of jobs that will help local economies, says the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the organization spearheading the new Chesapeake 10 Billion Oysters Partnership. …