York Spit CBIBS Buoy Deployed

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Earlier this week, MARACOOS member NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (NOAA-CBIBS) deployed the 10th "smart buoy" of their network.

This network, which spans the Chesapeake Bay from Susquehanna down to the Atlantic Ocean, provides boaters, fishermen, scientists, and educators with real-time meteorological, oceanographic and water-quality information. This information can be found by going to www.buoybay.noaa.gov, by calling 1-877-BUOY-BAY, or via mobile app. Placing the buoy at York Spit will enable NOAA to obtain better observations of changing conditions in the main stem of the Chesapeake Bay and will add a key observing platform to the NOAA/VIMS York River system-wide monitoring program. In addition, through a partnership with the National Park Service, the buoy will help to mark and interpret an important point along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Listen to Virginia Public Radio's story on the deployment here:  https://virginiapublicradio.org/2016/07/20/noaas-newest-smart-buoy-deployed-in-the-york-river/