OSCAR student Grace Loonam: My Research, in a Snail Shell

This summer, I have been working on a Summer Team Impact Project at the Potomac Science Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.  I have been studying an invasive species of snails―termed mystery snails―and by collecting samples of these invaders and their native counterparts, I aim to learn more about the mystery snails as a whole, as well … More OSCAR student Grace Loonam: My Research, in a Snail Shell

OSCAR student Jeremy Williams: Life in the Fish Lab

Life in the aquatic environment has always had my interest since I was young. It’s just something about life under water that fascinates me. My OSCAR research project this summer has been a phenomenal experience so far. Learning about fish communities and assemblages has shown me a different perspective of life.  I never really knew … More OSCAR student Jeremy Williams: Life in the Fish Lab

OSCAR student Han Nguyen: Microplastics in The Tidal Freshwater Potomac River

My name is Han Nguyen and I am a rising junior majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. This is my first summer participating in the OSCAR Summer Team Impact Project. Prior to participating in this program, I had never conducted a scientific study that is laboratory based or been in the field to … More OSCAR student Han Nguyen: Microplastics in The Tidal Freshwater Potomac River

With Second Workshop, NCCOS Continues Focus on Hypoxia’s Effects on Fish and Fisheries

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences (NCCOS) recently published an article about work Dr. Kim de Mutsert’s lab is working on in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: “Building on results of an initial 2017 workshop, a second advisory panel workshop concerning the effects of low dissolved oxygen in water (hypoxia) was held June 24-25, … More With Second Workshop, NCCOS Continues Focus on Hypoxia’s Effects on Fish and Fisheries

Graduate Student, Doreen Peters, Finds Microplastic across the Salinity Gradient

We live in a world where plastic is all around us, both where we want it (in inexpensive, lightweight, colorful products) and where we do not want it (in rivers, bays, and coastal areas). Large pieces of plastic are called macroplastics and pieces less than 5 mm in size are known as microplastics. As a … More Graduate Student, Doreen Peters, Finds Microplastic across the Salinity Gradient

Graduate Student, Doreen Peters, Finds Microplastic across the Salinity Gradient

We live in a world where plastic is all around us, both where we want it (in inexpensive, lightweight, colorful products) and where we do not want it (in rivers, bays, and coastal areas). Large pieces of plastic are called macroplastics and pieces less than 5 mm in size are known as microplastics. As a … More Graduate Student, Doreen Peters, Finds Microplastic across the Salinity Gradient