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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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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Ocean City Tuna Tournament Prepares for Competition This Weekend!
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Ocean City Tuna Tournament Prepares for Competition This Weekend!

The Ocean City Tuna Tournament takes place July 10th – 12th. History The Ocean City Tuna Tournament first kicked off 33 years ago as a local tournament. Now,…

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White Marlin Open Prepares for Exciting, but Safe Tournament
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White Marlin Open Prepares for Exciting, but Safe Tournament

The 47th Annual White Marlin Open will be held August 3rd – 7th. While organizers promise an enthusiastic tournament, they are indeed instituting numerous safety precautions to ensure the health…

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Crooked Hammock Hosts Shore Craft Beer Cruise on OC Bay Hopper
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Crooked Hammock Hosts Shore Craft Beer Cruise on OC Bay Hopper

Shore Craft Beer Cruises are back! Thursdays this summer are all about local beers on the bay.  Shore Craft Beer is again offering weekly sunset cruises aboard the…

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The Ocean City Fishing Pier
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The Ocean City Fishing Pier

The Ocean City Fishing Pier is an iconic image in Ocean City, and whether you wish to use it to fish the Atlantic Ocean, or just want to…

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Fish Flags on Boats in the White Marlin Open
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Fish Flags on Boats in the White Marlin Open

In 2019, over 400 boats registered to fish in the White Marlin Open and over 1,000 white marlins were caught during the first three days of the tournament. …

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Is that White Marlin really a White Marlin?
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Is that White Marlin really a White Marlin?

The confusing history of the white marlin and blue marlin that earn anglers millions during Ocean City’s White Marlin Open in August each year. Every August, Ocean City…

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North Ocean City Water Taxi ‘OC Bay Hopper’ Hits the Water this May
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North Ocean City Water Taxi ‘OC Bay Hopper’ Hits the Water this May

The OC Bay Hopper is an Uber of the ocean, designed to shuttle passengers along Ocean City’s back bays from the northernmost reaches of Ocean City all the…

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