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As summer turns to fall across the Chesapeake watershed, many around the Bay recall pleasant times outdoors around the Bay in mostly comfortable summer temperatures, with no super-hot stretches of weather, and seemingly few days above 90 degrees. But do these personal recollections match data tracked by CBIBS buoys? 

Cash prizes and the opportunity to present your ideas to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley are up for grabs at the August 1-3 DataBay “Reclaim the Bay” Innovation Challenge.

With the recent release of an updated app for iPhone and a brand-new app designed for iPad in collaboration with our partners at the Chesapeake Conservancy, all CBIBS mobile apps now feature graphing capability and access to audio and text versions of interpretive content about all CBIBS buoy locations.

As summer approaches and water temperatures warm, many area residents and visitors take to the water. While some relax in the water in a quick cooling dip, others test themselves in one of the area’s many competitive open-water swimming events or triathlons slated for the summer months. 

Maryland's Chesapeake Bay spring striped bass season opens on Saturday, April 19, with a one fish per person per day limit and a minimum size of 28 inches through May 15 (Detailed regulations are available online.)

The Susquehanna, Upper Potomac, and Patapsco buoys--which had been pulled from the water in early winter--were all redeployed the week of March 17.

Are you a rising college junior or senior interested in CBIBS who has some top-notch information technology skills? 

A frigid Arctic air mass has brought dangerous, and in some cases life-threatening, low temperatures and wind chills to much of the central and eastern United States. Wind chill advisories and warnings were in effect on January 7 for much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation, noting possible wind chill values as low as -50F in some locations.

The CBIBS Upper Potomac and Susquehanna buoys have been pulled for the winter. This is done each each in preparation for winter, as ice can damage the buoys' in-water sensors, and large ice floes can move buoys and their moorings.