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LISTEN: How The Weather Above The Water Affects Blue Crab Season

John Hopewell, contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, explains how rain, wind and heat affect the Chesapeake Bay's famous blue crabs.

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LISTEN: How Is Climate Change Affecting D.C.? Capital Weather Gang's Angela Fritz Weighs In

With the summit in Paris this week putting a renewed spotlight on the impacts of climate change, one might wonder: how is a changing climate affecting the D.C. region? Capital Weather Gang's Angela Fritz connects the dots for us.

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Captain Rachel Dean: High School Teacher by Weekday, Waterman by Weekend

Captain Rachel Dean has been working on the water for years — but don't call her a "waterwoman." The southern Maryland native says she and her fellow female watermen — while a minority — are every bit as hard-working as the boys.

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Why It's A Great Time To Be A Chesapeake Oyster Lover

The history of the Chesapeake Bay has long been tied up in the Oyster industry, but over-harvesting and environmental degradation caused the Bay oyster population to nearly disappear by the end of the 20th century. As Kate Livie describes in her new book, oysters are now making a big comeback.

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Fishing Versus Farming: Aquaculture And The Future Of Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Maryland's oyster trade is evolving as more watermen give up "hand tonging" and move into aquaculture.

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The Chesapeake Bay Is Getting Cleaner, But Advocates Say Not Quickly Enough

The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule.
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'Bodysnatching' Parasite Sweeping Through Crab Populations In Chesapeake Bay

A bodysnatching parasite is spreading through crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, and so far, the crab species at risk are of little economic consequence. But biologists say this invasive parasite has cousins that could wreak havoc with the Bay's fisheries.
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Fishing Versus Farming: Aquaculture And The Future Of Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Maryland's oyster trade is evolving as more watermen give up "hand tonging" and move into aquaculture.

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How A Maryland Hatchery Is Helping Chesapeake Bay Oysters Bounce Back

A team at the Horn Point Oyster Hatchery in Maryland is fast at work on their mission to repopulate the Chesapeake Bay with nearly 1 billion oysters a year.

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Chesapeake Bay Program Wants Your Input Into Plans To Protect Watershed

A regional program to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed is soliciting public opinion on 25 draft plans that will outline how the region manages one of its most vital environmental resources.

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