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Executive Summary The U.S. EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program asked the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to review current understanding of the impact of climate change on the tidal Chesapeake Bay and to identify critical knowledge gaps and research priorities. This report addresses that charge and provides the foundation for actions to(More)
Harmful algal blooms kill coastal marine wildlife and poison humans. the Committee " urged NOAA's Coastal Ocean Program to continue its efforts to establish a National Harmful Bloom program that will expand the current geographic scope of studies on the ecology and oceanography of harmful algal blooms (ECOHAB) to additional geographic areas and conduct(More)
Interactions between toxic phytoplankton and their zooplankton grazers are complex. Some zooplanktcrs ingest some toxic phytoplankters with no apparent harm, whereas others are deleteriously affected. Phycotoxins vary in their modes of action, levels of toxicity and solubility, and affect grazers in different ways. Beyond effects on direct grazers, toxins(More)
A century-long decline of the fishery for the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) in Maryland and Virginia stimulated numerous efforts by federal, state, and nongovernmental agencies to restore oyster populations, with limited success. To learn from recent efforts, we analyzed records of restoration and monitoring activities undertaken(More)
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) pose substantial health risks to seafood consumers, drinking water supplies, and recreationalists with apparent increases associated with anthropogenic eutrophication of freshwaters and coastal areas. Attempts to intervene in these blooms can be met with reticence by citizens, non-governmental organizations, and officials, often(More)
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides scientific and technical guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) on measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. As an advisory committee, STAC reports periodically to the Implementation Committee and annually to the Executive Council. Since its creation in December 1984, STAC has(More)
About the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides scientific and technical guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) on measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. As an advisory committee, STAC reports periodically to the Implementation Committee and annually to the Executive(More)