Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quick update and things to look for in the coming week

Sorry for the lack of communication, but as everyone else the schedule has been intense.  So a quick update tonight. The weather has been variable with hot temperatures resulting in a profusion of green buds bursting on our trees.  So … Continue reading

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Utilizing New Tagging Technology to Characterize Sand Tiger Shark Habitat

Sand tiger sharks are large bottom dwelling sharks found in the coastal waters of the Eastern North Atlantic, and are known to frequent the Delaware Bay in the summer months. Sand tiger shark populations are currently in danger of over … Continue reading

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Atlantic sturgeon arriving earlier in the mid-Atlantic

The unusually warm conditions in the winter and spring of 2012 have resulted in water temperatures up to 3°C warmer than the previous 3 years resulting in comparable Atlantic sturgeon catches off the coast of Delaware occurring 3 weeks earlier … Continue reading

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What is happening underwater in the Mid-Atlantic?

Nice time series posts the last two days have identified that this year so far has been exceptionally warm according to satellite remote sensing data.  This lead us to initiate shelf sampling by conducting a survey of the Mid-Atlantic Bight … Continue reading

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Water temperatures in Chesapeake Bay

submitted by: Larry Atkinson (Old Dominion University) The temperature of water in the Chesapeake Bay changes with the season – warmer in summer and colder in winter. We all remember cold winters (or the last warm winter) and the Bay … Continue reading

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MARACOOS view off the ocean in the Mid-Atlantic

We are starting the MARACOOS blog early this year.  Last year we started blogging when there was the data showing a spectacularly large phytoplankton bloom and then continued on through the passage of Hurricane Irene.  The blogs provided a great … Continue reading

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