Five Things You Need to Know about Vibrio

The bacteria occur naturally in the Bay

One of the most talked-about bacteria in the Bay is Vibrio, which occurs naturally in warm estuarine waters. While infections in people are rare, they do take place. Learn how to avoid them with this list. (Photo: CDC/Wikimedia Commons)

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Five Things You Need to Know about Vibrio

Finding the Dead Zone in the Chesapeake Bay

Scientists search for low-oxygen water

Every summer, a dead zone forms in the Chesapeake Bay. Take a look at our latest photo essay to learn how scientists track the low-oxygen conditions that trouble marine life. (Photo: E. Guy Stephens/Southern Maryland Photography)

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Finding the Dead Zone in the Chesapeake Bay

Ten Boats in the Bay Watershed

A field guide to common watercraft

Have you ever looked out at the boats dotting the Chesapeake Bay and wondered, “What kind of boat is that?” So have we! So we put together a list of 10 boats that can be seen on the Bay today.

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Ten Boats in the Bay Watershed

How to Pick a Steamed Crab Like a Pro

Learn to clean the iconic crustacean

The summertime crab feast is a Chesapeake Bay tradition. While exact picking methods may vary, this guide will teach you the basics of cleaning a blue crab.

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How to Pick a Steamed Crab Like a Pro

Slowing Erosion at Eastern Neck

Photo essay highlights Hail Cove habitat

When a valuable piece of habitat at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge began to wash away, scientists turned to an arc of stone to save it. Now, a host of critters find food and shelter on the artificial reef.

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Slowing Erosion at Eastern Neck

    Chesapeake Bay News

    • August 07, 2014

      Five facts about Vibrio

      Vibrio occurs naturally in the Chesapeake Bay, but infection with the bacteria can be avoided.

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    Critter of the Month

    Bull Shark

    August's Critter - Bull sharks are named for their short, blunt snout, and are known for their ability to thrive in both fresh and saltwater. The sharks are a summertime visitor to the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2013, 6,098 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.


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    Fish Responsibly

    Follow fishing regulations like size or bag limits to help protect the Bay's fish stocks.

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