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In “Behind the Snakehead Legend” Reuters photographer Gary Cameron describes both in words and beautiful images what it’s like to capture and study the dreaded northern snakehead.  Snakeheads are slimy, toothy, exotic fish, projected to devour native fish, as they air-gulp and slither their way  from waterway to waterway. Out on a Virginia Department of […]

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During the hot, sultry, humidity-laced days of summer in Washington, D.C., scores of residents can be seen on the Potomac River.  What most of them don’t know is that the 45 miles of the Potomac watershed that is in the District is considered so polluted that swimming in it poses risks of illness and disease, […]

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A recent article in the Washington Posts highlights a wedge that is growing between environmental groups working to  clean-up the Chesapeake Bay.  Environmental groups are clashing over the inclusion of nutrient trading in the EPA’s comprehensive plan to reduce pollution in the bay.  Threats of lawsuits and pulled funding could derail the plan. The Washington […]

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If you like fish, or even steak or chicken, you’ve likely eaten something that has consumed an Atlantic menhaden.  These smallish, oily and bony fish are one of the critical links of the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay food chains.  Menhaden feed the oceans, but they are also harvested by the ton, ground up, and added […]

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