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PilotOnline: Changes in fish signal problems with waters August 12, 2014

Herald-Progress: Randolph-Macon partners to better water quality August 7, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae August 6, 2014

Sunbury Daily Item: Fish an indicator something is wrong August 6, 2014

Washington Post: Something fishy about intersex bass in Chesapeake Bay August 5, 2014

MailOnline: Bass fish increasingly switching sex as hormone-disrupting chemicals pollute waterways August 4, 2014

MyEasternShoreMD: Agencies respond to environmental group's phosphorus claims July 17, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Environmental group questions farm pollution reductions July 14, 2014

WV Public Broadcasting: How Will Brook Trout Respond To Climate Change? July 13, 2014

WaterWorld: NOAA, partners forecast 'dead zone' conditions in Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay July 10, 2014

Penn State News: Radio tags, telemetry used in river-bass-movement research July 9, 2014

Bay Journal: Larger-than-average dead zone predicted for Bay this summer July 6, 2014

Los Angeles Times: Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals July 4, 2014

USGS Newsroom: Fish Populations Down Due to Mountaintop Mining July 1, 2014

Pennlive: Chemically impacted smallmouth bass found in more Pennsylvania waters, U.S. Geological Survey reports June 30, 2014

Chesapeake Bay News: Intersex fish found in three Pennsylvania river basins June 30, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer June 26, 2014

CapitalGazette: Chesapeake Bay dead zone likely a bit worse than usual this summer June 26, 2014

Chesapeake Bay News: Scientists predict above-average dead zone for Chesapeake Bay June 24, 2014

Washington Post: Chesapeake Bay Council signs new agreement June 16, 2014

Baltimore Sun: Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places June 15, 2014


USGS Chesapeake Bay Features

NEWbulletPricing the Priceless: Ecosystem Services Science at USGS ...read more

bulletUSGS discovers intersex conditions found in Susquehanna and other PA basins ...read more

bulletUSGS contributes to forecast of dissolved oxygen conditions in the Chesapeake and Gulf of Mexico ...read more

bullet USGS science contributes to new Chesapeake Watershed Agreement. USGS worked with FWS, NPS, and other partners to develop the new Chesapeake Agreement, which sets goals and outcomes through 2025 ...read more

bulletUSGS expands studies of brook trout. USGS has established an experimental stream lab to study the interactive effects of thermal stressors and invasive species on brook trout behavior, physiology, and growth. Learn more...

bulletUSGS results on phosphorus trends reveal little progress over the past decade. USGS results show phosphorus trends over the past decade do not show improving conditions at a majority of the sites. Water-quality managers call for more actions to increase progress ...read more

bullet To read previous USGS features about the Chesapeake Bay visit...

Recent Publications

NEWbullet Late Holocene Sea-Level Variability and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation—Research Article

bullet Reproductive health indicators of fishes from Pennsylvania watersheds: association with chemicals of emerging concern—Journal Article

bullet Streamflow, Water Quality, and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007–12—SIR 2014–5073

bullet A landscape-based reconnaissance survey of estrogenic activity in streams of the upper Potomac, upper James, and Shenandoah Rivers, USA—Journal Article

bulletIntegrating Federal and State Data Records to Report Progress in Establishing Agricultural Conservation Practices on Chesapeake Bay Farms—OFR 2013–1287

bulletLand Subsidence and Relative Sea-Level Rise in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region—Circular 1392

bulletQuantifying Groundwater’s Role in Delaying Improvements to Chesapeake Bay Water Quality—Journal Article

bulletSediment source analysis in the Linganore Creek watershed, Maryland, USA, using the sediment fingerprinting approach: 2008 to 2010—Journal Article

bulletChemical contaminants in water and sediment near fish nesting sites in the Potomac River basin: Determining potential exposures to smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)—Journal Article

For more visit the Bibliography of USGS Chesapeake Bay Publications page.




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