Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

About CBNERR

Designated in 1991, the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) is one of 29 protected areas that make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) established to promote informed management of the Nation's estuaries and coastal habitats.

Contact Us

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Phone: (804) 684-7135
Fax: (804) 684-7120

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Cold Stun Alert Now Available on VECOS for Winter 2018-2019!

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CBNERR utilizes realtime, high frequency water quality monitoring to support this Cold Stun Alert System to identify periods where water temperature conditions at multiple sites in Virginia and South Carolina are indicative of stress or mortality for Speckled (also Spotted) Sea Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus).