Top Five Fun and Safe Travel Activities
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Top Five Fun and Safe Travel Activities

COVID-19 has changed how we live. Are you tired of hearing that phrase yet? Even so, it’s still important to reiterate. It’s even more important for people to…

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Rays in the Bays? The Differences Between Skates and Rays in our Waterways
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Rays in the Bays? The Differences Between Skates and Rays in our Waterways

Wonderous and wildly misunderstood; there’s no other way to describe rays… or is it skates? Is there a difference? Wait, what even is a skate? Contrary to popular…

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Bonfires of the Eastern Shore
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Bonfires of the Eastern Shore

While Bonfires of the Eastern Shore  may sound like a sequel to Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague  or Thomas Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (spoiler alert: it…

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Pardon Me: The Eastern Wild Turkey’s Return to the Shore
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Pardon Me: The Eastern Wild Turkey’s Return to the Shore

Birds of Bounty Five species of turkeys can be found in the United States, but only the Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is found in Maryland. The Eastern…

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Pippi Returned to the Atlantic from Assateague
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Pippi Returned to the Atlantic from Assateague

Pippi Longstocking was rescued, spent nine months in rehab and was released on November 11, 2020.  She doubled her weight, underwent surgery to remove her ear canal, and…

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Alewife: An Oktoberfest Star
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Alewife: An Oktoberfest Star

October is a month of many occasions, Halloween, Oktoberfest, and the lesser known but equally important annual return of anadromous fish from our watershed to their ocean habitats.…

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Is that a Crab?! Crabs in Camouflage
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Is that a Crab?! Crabs in Camouflage

Did you know that many crustaceans use camouflage to hide from predators? When visiting the Coastal Bays be sure to pay attention to your surroundings, you might just…

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Striped Burrfish: The Not so Common Creature
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Striped Burrfish: The Not so Common Creature

If you’re lucky enough, when visiting Ocean City, and Maryland’s Coastal Bays, you may spot a Striped Burrfish!! Is it a pufferfish? What is the difference? When looking…

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Chamber Music by the Sea Hosts Virtual Festival
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Chamber Music by the Sea Hosts Virtual Festival

Classical Music Festival Adapts to Changes     With the changing times, many organizations and musicians have cancelled events. The pandemic prevents these large gatherings and makes people…

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The Brilliant and Brainless Jellyfish
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The Brilliant and Brainless Jellyfish

Residents and visitors alike know that the summer season brings a whole range of fascinating animals to our Coastal Bays watershed. As the temperature of the bays warm,…

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