Tomorrow, March 30th at 7:00pm
The US Ocean Decade –
Messages for the Chesapeake Bay and CBL
Presented by Dr. Tom Miller
This year marks the start of the United Nations Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This exciting program seeks to conduct the science we need for the oceans we want. Involvement of government, academic and citizen scientists is strongly encouraged – and we are seeing involvement of groups who have not been traditionally represented in these discussions. This talk will review initiatives the US is considering as its contributions and evaluate whether we are doing the science we need for the Chesapeake Bay we want.
Register here: https://www.usmf.org/ScienceForCitizens/
After registering, a link to join the seminar(s) via Zoom will be sent to the email address you provide.
Next Week: Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00pm
Depleting the Immense Protein Factory that was Chesapeake Bay
Presented by Dr. Victor Kennedy
In 1940, H.L. Mencken referred to Chesapeake Bay as “the immense protein factory.” In the late 1800s, its oyster and shad fisheries led the world in harvests and economic value. Waterfowl rafts covered miles of its winter surface. Sturgeon and terrapins were everywhere. Dr. Vic Kennedy, author of Shifting Baselines in the Chesapeake Bay, will use eyewitness reports by early colonists, newspaper articles, and management reports from the 1800s to describe a cornucopia that we can now only imagine.
(Image: “The manner of their fishing” © The Trustees of the British Museum)