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News from around the Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis Boat Shows Rally to Support Bahamas Hurricane Victims

Boaters on the Chesapeake watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian destroyed huge swaths of Bahamiam waterfront. Now, the Annapolis Boat…

September 21, 2019

Menhaden Industry Leader Says It Will Exceed Bay Catch Limit

The East Coast's biggest menhaden harvester says it won't follow the catch limit managers have set for the Chesapeake Bay.…

September 17, 2019

Md. Eases Up on Controversial Oyster Harvest Cuts

By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service Maryland officials placed new restrictions Monday on harvesting wild oysters this fall…

September 17, 2019

Massive Cleanup Kicks Off James River Week

From Lynchburg to Newport News, hundreds of volunteers pitched in to clean up the James and herald in the beginning…

September 16, 2019

VIDEO: Harriet Tubman Film Debuts on Eastern Shore

Harriet Tubman's key role in the Underground Railroad on the Chesapeake Bay comes to life in a new film, and…

September 16, 2019

Stranded Sperm Whale Dies on Ocean City Beach

A whale stranding that captivated Ocean City beachgoers-- and social media users-- has ended sadly. On Sunday around 6:45 a.m.,…

September 16, 2019

Md’s 1st Door-to-Door Survey for Flood Preparedness

People living in Annapolis and around Anne Arundel County may get a knock on their door this week, as the…

September 16, 2019

Vibriosis Cases Linked to Potomac River Exposure

From July to September, vibrio infections have sent at least four people to the hospital in Virginia's Bay region. Two…

September 16, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Found in Bay Oysters

By Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal News Service The Chesapeake Bay’s oysters already have plenty of challenges to deal with…

September 15, 2019

Bay “Dead Zone” Back Down from Historic Levels

The Bay's oxygen-poor "dead zone" was back down to average size in late August-- after reaching near-record size earlier in…

September 13, 2019