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.

Sea Duck Ecology

Scientists at the Eastern Shore Lab study the winter foraging ecology of two sea duck species:  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.

Oysters and Macro Algae

This study will explore whether certain species of macroalgae, or seaweeds, could be integrated effectively into local oyster aquaculture industries.

Water Quality Monitoring

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