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Infectious Diseases Play Part Of Declining Chesapeake Blue Crab Population
2014-06-17 03:49:40

National Science Foundation It's almost summer. Seafood restaurants from coast-to-coast are serving platter after platter of steaming crabs, ready for hammering and picking. The supply seems endless, but is it? Not if we're talking about blue crabs from Chesapeake Bay. The bay's iconic blue crab population has dropped to levels not seen since before restrictions were placed on the fishery more than five years ago. What's to blame? A long and, by Mid-Atlantic standards, brutal...

2014-05-28 23:08:22

The Capital Gazette of Annapolis released the 6th annual publication of the Capital’s Readers Choice Awards in a special section in the Capital’s Sunday, May 18th issue. Residents of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County were able to cast their votes for their favorite local businesses in almost 200 categories. The voting began on Sunday March 3rd and concluded on Sunday March 31st. Annapolis, MD. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 The Capital Gazette of Annapolis released the 6th annual publication...

2014-05-28 12:27:47

BALTIMORE, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Michael Busch and Chancellor of the University System of Maryland William E. "Brit" Kirwan received Regional Visionary Awards at the Greater Baltimore Committee's Annual Meeting on May 22 in Baltimore. The award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the betterment of the Greater Baltimore region, was presented to Busch for his role as an advocate for...

2014-04-28 23:04:19

Residents of Baltimore can now log on to ConsumerResearchers.org in order to find the best home security companies in the city. By using clear analysis, the ranking system rates companies based on their individual services offered. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The largest city in Maryland, with a population of 626,474 according to NeighborhoodScout, Baltimore is known as the Charm City that welcomes a diverse mix of cultures into its boundaries. However, with a crime rating of...

2014-04-16 12:28:20

~ 13th Annual Virginia Beer Festival and 40-Foot Rubber Duck Make May 17-18 a "Duckie" Weekend to Visit the Heart of Virginia's Waterfront ~ NORFOLK, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The convergence of three annual festivals along with events planned to celebrate the reopening of the city's beloved Chrysler Museum of Art, is shaping up to make May 17-18 one of the most exciting weekends to be in Norfolk, Virginia. Here's what's on tap: -- Chrysler Museum of Art's Grand Reopening The...

2014-04-15 16:21:20

BALTIMORE, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Howard Tech Council and the Tech Council of Maryland will hold the first Innovation Partners Event on June 4, 2014. The purpose of the event is to match large private companies and emerging companies with innovative technologies. "Oftentimes, larger companies look outside Maryland for their services or innovative tech products. We want them to buy local," said Patrick Wynn,...

2014-04-10 09:45:00

Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry. All of the nitrogen currently polluting the Potomac River estuary could be removed if 40 percent of its river bed were used for shellfish cultivation, according to the joint study. The researchers determined that a combination of aquaculture and restored oyster reefs may provide...

2014-03-31 23:01:24

TalkingTree Creative and Baltimore Improv Group have formed a partnership looking to develop digital comedy short skits. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Who said corporate video can't be funny? A new partnership between the Washington D.C. video production company Talking Tree Creative and Baltimore Improv Group is looking to create a series of digital short comedy skits. The filming will begin in April and the pilots are planned for release shortly after. President of...

2014-03-24 16:21:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) today released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. These numbers represent the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed to the Chesapeake Bay. "Pennsylvania's hard...

2014-03-17 23:25:45

Paul W. Davies, M.D., Founder and Medical Director of Kure Pain Management, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014. Dr. Davies is one of 52 accomplished Maryland leaders selected to participate in the eight-month leadership program. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Paul W. Davies, M.D., Founder, President and Medical Director of KURE Pain Management, and a resident of Annapolis, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2014. Dr. Davies is one of 52...


Latest Chesapeake Bay Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-22 09:08:59

Norfolk VA is located along the United States East Coast and has a climate that is moderated by the warm Gulf Stream Ocean current that travels up the coast. Many large storms impact the region. Temperatures for Norfolk VA: January and February are the coldest months for the city with average temps ranging in the 30F for lows and upwards to 50F for the highs. The month of March temperatures range is in the 40-60F range. April brings another increase in averages as the day time highs...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
2008-05-21 10:41:37

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that originated with two Newfoundlands rescued from a ship in Maryland in the 1800s. The Newfoundlands were bred with various dogs to create the breed. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an extremely resilient hunting dog, which can hunt under the most adverse conditions. The breed is also an excellent guard dog; it is very protective of its owner and its home. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong body with a very large, powerful chest. The head of...

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2008-04-30 23:05:21

The Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica), also known as the American Oyster, Atlantic Oyster, or Virginia Oyster, is a species of oyster that is native to the eastern seaboard of North America. It is also farmed in Puget Sound, Washington, where it is known as the Totten Inlet Virginica. Like all oysters, the Eastern Oyster is a hard shellfish that comes in several different sizes, usually 2 to 6 inches long. It has hard edges that supply a tough shield against predators. They are...

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2007-04-19 05:49:59

The Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis sabina, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae found in the western Atlantic from Chesapeake Bay to southern Florida between latitudes 39° N and 17° N, at depths down to 82.02 ft (25 m). Its length is up to 2 ft (61 cm). The Atlantic stingray has a prominent triangular snout and broadly rounded outer corners of disc. There are a few scapular spines, and a mid-dorsal row of spines, but few spines on the tail beyond the pelvic fins. It inhabits coastal...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.