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Near Washington, D.C., and want to talk buoys and other observing systems? Join CBIBS project manager Doug Wilson in the "Scientist Is In" program at the Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall this Wednesday, April 20, 1-3 p.m. Stop on by to talk about how buoys and other observing systems work, and how all that data is transmitted and used. Hope you can join us!

NCBO’s educational “Build-a-Buoy” project was featured on FOX 5 DC the morning of Monday, February 7, as part of their coverage of NOAA Heritage Week.

Roughly 2 million fish have turned up dead in the middle part of the Bay, and state of Maryland scientists are investigating. Their working theory is that the fish died due to cold water stress.

CBIBS buoys are built to withstand high winds and big waves—but some forces of nature are too much for the sensors attached to the buoys. Ice can damage these sensors, and large ice floes can even "relocate" buoys.

The Dominion Gooses Reef CBIBS buoy is the first location in the system to also include the capability to monitor water quality at the Bay bottom.