A Blue View

A Blue View
8:37 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Floating Forests - 4/15/14

Far south of the Chesapeake, fringing tropical and subtropical coastlines, there exist floating forests of mangroves, whose roots grow in a luxuriant tangle at the ocean's edge.  And there, they thrive. Botanists call the 50 species of mangroves halophylic, or "salt loving."

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A Blue View
7:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Colorful Poison Dart Frog - 4/8/14

Blue as sapphires, red as rubies and black as onyx—there are more than 100 species of beautifully colored poison dart frogs. There is even one called "the blue jeans frog," because its bottom half is the color of denim.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

The Challenge with Polluted Runoff - 4/1/14

One of the most challenging environmental issues in communication across Maryland and in communities all over the world is polluted runoff. As solutions are considered and implemented, what is clear is that we have to do something.
 

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A Blue View
5:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why Turtle Rescue Is Important - 3/25/14

Did you know that every species of sea turtle in US waters is endangered? Preserving these amazing and essential sea creatures is of the utmost importance.

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A Blue View
2:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Sounds of the Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers - 3/18/14

Through the winter, woodlands and meadows are mostly quiet at night. But with the arrival of spring rains and warming temperatures, that silence is broken by loud choruses of wood frogs and spring peepers. These are the first frog species to come out of hibernation and begin the year’s amphibian breeding season.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

On the Surface - 3/11/14

The phrase “impervious surface” is used by city planners, developers, real estate agents, lawyers, and citizens in Maryland and beyond.

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A Blue View
4:20 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Inside Giant Clams - 3/4/14

In the vastness of the ocean, there are many so-called animal to animal symbionts, seemingly odd-fellow relationships from which both species benefit. But what about symbiosis between an animal and a plant? Or more specifically, a plant-like alga called zooxanthellae?

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A Blue View
2:13 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

On the Ocean Floor - 11/19/13

The ocean floor is often thought of as a continuation of the land, a featureless sandy plain stretching across the sea to another shore thousands of miles away.  Yet, this could hardly be further from the truth.

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A Blue View
9:10 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Talking to Kids About the Environment - 11/12/13

Kids are curious, and want to soak up all the knowledge they can about our natural world. Yet the approach one needs to take in order to effectively communicate about the environment is very different depending on the age.

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A Blue View
9:11 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Protecting Our Coasts - 11/5/13

Coral reefs are amazingly diverse ecosystems, serving as essential breeding, nursery, and feeding grounds for countless species. Wetlands, too, are thriving environments, teeming with life and serving as stops for millions of migratory birds.

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