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Celebrating Oysters During Oyster Week

It's Oyster Week! We're celebrating by honoring one of our favorite shellfish October 16-20 with special features.
October 16, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A clump of several oysters all growing vertically A clump of healthy oysters was pulled from a restored oyster reef in Harris Creek, Maryland, as part of monitoring work. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.

Monitoring Island Health in the Chesapeake Bay

A team uses technology to track the effects of climate change on the Goodwin Islands, located in the Middle Peninsula Habitat Focus Area.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Water laps up against a mostly grassy shoreline. There is a small area of bulkheaded shoreline. In the background, there are a few taller trees. The Goodwin Islands are mostly marshland but also include some forested areas. Photo: Tricia Hooper, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

NOAA Science Supports Atlantic Sturgeon Recovery Effort in the Chesapeake Bay

Sonar data and analysis help scientists identify critical habitat for endangered populations.
August 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two sturgeon swim above a gravelly bottom

NOAA Funding Supports Chesapeake Bay Watershed Environmental Education

NOAA is recommending nearly $2.62 million for NOAA Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training projects that support student learning, teacher training, and more.
July 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two women lean over to examine how one of the women is holding a yardstick in a stream as other people look on. Credit: Virginia Commonwealth University. Professional development experiences funded by Chesapeake B-WET give educators the tools they need to help their students become environmentally literate. Photo: Virginia Commonwealth University.

Interns Dive into Chesapeake Science, Policy, Programs

Summer interns give college students valuable experience and help the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office work toward a healthy Bay.
July 03, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A grid of six blocks: Five are images of smiling young women showing their enthusiasm for NOAA science and healthy habitat; one is the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office logo We welcome the five NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office interns for summer 2023!

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Shares Biennial Report to Congress

Update describes work on fisheries science, oyster restoration, environmental education, climate, observations, and more.
March 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A river meanders past residential areas, marshes, forests, and agricultural operations. The Mattaponi River in Virginia flows into the York River, which is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Photo: Chesapeake Bay Program.