As we head into the fall, there’s still lots of on-the-water time left to enjoy on the Bay and its tributaries as the air and water cool.
The dog days of summer are here—but we’re thinking about fish! Summertime is a great time of year to relax on the water with friends to enjoy fishing for some of the Bay’s iconic species, like striped bass (rockfish).
Work to replace aging CBIBS buoys with new, smaller buoys is progressing—and evolving. As Chesapeake Bay boaters and anglers enjoy the busy summer boating season, the CBIBS team provides this update on the status and plans for buoys:
In order to keep hulls and sensors safe from potential ice damage, several CBIBS buoys have been removed from the water for the winter months; it is anticipated that these buoys will be redeployed in early spring 2019.
Higher-than-Average Rainfall Leads to Lower Salinity in the Bay; Potential Effects on Living Resources
Here in much of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, 2018 has been a bit on the damp side—to put it lightly.
NOAA and partners have launched a new buoy close to the NOAA CBIBS First Landing buoy to monitor carbon dioxide levels in the air and water as well as track pH levels in the water.
Coming this spring: New-style CBIBS buoys in several current CBIBS locations!