Chesapeake Bay

Positions On Key Issues

Our mission to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures cannot be achieved without research, public confidence in scientific fact and solutions-based climate change policies.


Key Issues:


Conservation team cleaning up Masonville Cove.

Climate Change

We rely on science-based research to understand the immediate impacts of climate change.

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Recuse turtle swimming.

Endangered Species

Work supported by the Endangered Species Act has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it has protected.

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Luna a seal, eating a fish.

Marine Mammal Protection

The Marine Mammal Commission uses science-based oversight to balance the demands of human activities.

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Overhead photo of ocean.

Marine Protected Areas

MPAs are a crucial part of effective ocean planning, balancing human activity with the protection of marine resources.

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Students learning about what lives in the harbor.

STEM Education

We believe diversity of backgrounds, thoughts and opinions are critical to scientific progress.

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