What do higher water temperatures mean for fish in the Bay?

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland, has the longest continuous record of water temperature in the Chesapeake Bay. In the 70 years after 1938, CBL documented a 2.7 degree Fahrenheit increase at their pier on the Patuxent River. Dr. David Secor, a fisheries ecologist and Regents Professor at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, discusses the nursery role of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and what might happen as the region's water temperatures continue to climb.

Video Credits

Produced by
Will Parson
Podington Bear and Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage:
Matt Rath and Steve Droter; SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC; Scott Sherrill-Mix
Special thanks to
Sarah Brzezinski


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