How a Family Transformed Adversity into Optimism – Plus a Trip to Ocean City
Permalink

How a Family Transformed Adversity into Optimism – Plus a Trip to Ocean City

While life often presents grueling challenges, few understand trauma and adversity like Jennifer Thomas and her family. Thomas, who currently resides in West Virginia, has faced recent health…

Continue Reading →

Winter Waterfowl: Not Always at your Peck and Call
Permalink

Winter Waterfowl: Not Always at your Peck and Call

During these cold, wet, winter months, it can be hard to find life in the Coastal Bays. However, there are many interesting creatures who call our watershed home…

Continue Reading →

Top Five Fun and Safe Travel Activities
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

Bonfires of the Eastern Shore
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

Pippi Returned to the Atlantic from Assateague
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

Alewife: An Oktoberfest Star
Permalink

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.…

Continue Reading →

Is that a Crab?! Crabs in Camouflage
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

Striped Burrfish: The Not so Common Creature
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →