Research

Aquaculture Research

Activities of the ESL Castagna Shellfish Research Hatchery & Nursery.

Ecological Monitoring Program

An ecological monitoring program established near the Eastern Shore Laboratory, Wachapreague, Virginia.

Water Quality Monitoring

Live water quality monitoring from the ESL at Wachapreague and Willis Wharf.

Bay Scallop Restoration

We have been working since 2009 to re-establish a bay scallop population to seaside bays where they have been functionally extinct since 1933. 

Stream Water Quality and Land Use

Live water quality monitoring from the ESL at Wachapreague and Willis Wharf. 

Archived Research

Less recent research by Eastern Shore Lab scientists: 

  • Surf Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks  This is one of the first research projects to examine both species simultaneously in Chesapeake Bay and in coastal bays along the Atlantic margin of the Delmarva Peninsula.