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Baltimore gets rare visit from harp seal

A seal that normally makes its home in the waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans made its way to the Baltimore area this week.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 11:38am EST

Tags: harp seal, National Aquarium, Edgemere, Chesapeake Bay

Oyster farming links Va. company to Annapolis

When it comes to oysters, Severn Inn customers want them local, and they want them salty.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:44pm EST

Tags: Severn Inn, Chesapeake Bay, War Shore Oyster Company, Pungoteague Creek, Port City Brewing Company

Company agrees to fine for Va. sludge violations

Synagro LLC has agreed to pay a civil fine and make improvements to resolve sewage sludge violations in three Virginia counties.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 03:16pm EST

Tags: Synagro LLC, treated sewage sludge, Fauquier County, Essex County, Goochland County, Chesapeake Bay

Flush-tax increase a concern for Myersville mayor

MYERSVILLE — Gov Martin O’Malley’s proposal to increase the flush tax is not fair to small towns like Myersville, Mayor Wayne S Creadick Jr said

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

Tags: Myersville, sewer rates, flush tax, Chesapeake Bay, Wayne Creadick

Gov. O'Malley testifies for bay-related bills

Gov. Martin O'Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:08pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Croom

Whales wintering off Va. resort drawing crowds

Whales by the dozen are wintering in the unseasonably warm waters off this resort city, attracting a flotilla of recreational boats packed with sightseers hoping to glimpse the big mammals gorging on tons of bait fish within sight of the oceanfront's high-rise hotels.

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:47pm EST

Tags: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake Bay, whales, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

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