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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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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Creature Feature: Horseshoe Crabs
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Creature Feature: Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs: Coming to a beach near you! Habitat and History: Horseshoe crabs in Ocean City are not an uncommon sight.  Dating back 450 million years, horseshoe crabs…

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Creature Feature: Royal Tern
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Creature Feature: Royal Tern

Coastal Bays Islands; They’re For the Birds! Creature Feature: Royal Tern While out boating, or enjoying a walk along the bay, you may have seen a bird hover…

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Creature Feature: New Contributors
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Creature Feature: New Contributors

Creature Feature: Maryland Coastal Bays Program OceanCity.com loves everything Ocean City and the plant and animal life is just as important and mystifying to us as the beautiful…

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Creature Feature: Wildlife in Winter in Ocean City, Maryland and Beyond
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Creature Feature: Wildlife in Winter in Ocean City, Maryland and Beyond

Creature Feature: Ocean City, Maryland Wildlife in Winter in and Beyond Wildlife’s Winter Strategies in Ocean City, Maryland and Beyond For this chapter of Creature Feature we will…

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Creature Feature – Greenery Edition: Mistletoe – What You Didn’t Know
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Creature Feature – Greenery Edition: Mistletoe – What You Didn’t Know

What Do You Know About Mistletoe? Mistletoe can been found as part of the decor that decorates Ocean City’s buildings, archways, and street lights, but did you know…

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Seal Steward Volunteers Needed : Training November 11
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Seal Steward Volunteers Needed : Training November 11

Maryland Coastal Bays Program in Partnership with National Aquarium MCBP will be hosting a volunteer training for seal stewards. Date:Monday, November 11, 2019 Time5:30pm Location:West Ocean City Fire…

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Creature Feature: Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auratus
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Creature Feature: Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auratus

An Ocean City Regular Those in Ocean City and along the water throughout the Lower Shore will be familiar with the double-crested cormorant. It is a black diving…

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