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January 2021

Climate Change: Individual Actions Make a Difference

January 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
earth from outer space

Annapolis Green President & Co-founder Elvia Thompson will present a talk about Climate Change, bringing global issues home to the Chesapeake Bay area, and addressing what individuals can do about this existential threat to the health of our planet and ourselves. This talk is presented by the Eastport Yacht Club's Environmental Committee and, via Zoom, is open to the public. Flyer | Register here

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Challenges of managing blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay – life cycle and fishery

January 28 at 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
blue crab

Annapolis Annapolis Cafe Scientifique presents a talk about the management of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, which in Chesapeake Bay took a dramatic change of course in Fall 2008. It has been largely successful, but it took 15 years to implement. When a decline in the population of blue crabs was first observed in the mid-1990s, standard management actions - size limits, effort reduction, etc. - were put in place in a piecemeal fashion by each jurisdiction without much effect. The…

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Oysters and Ecosystems: How the Eastern Oyster Shapes the Chesapeake Bay

January 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
wild oysters

This lecture is part of Annapolis Maritime Museum's 2021 Winter Lecture Series. Covered topics: For millennia, the oyster has been a linchpin in the Bay’s ecosystem. For centuries, the oyster has impacted the politics and economy of the State of Maryland. Learn about the impact of aquaculture on the wild fishery, supplying more oysters to market. Focus on the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance that is dedicated to helping recover the Bay’s oyster population by putting 10 billion oysters in the Bay…

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February 2021

The Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: The Ghost Fleet and Beyond

February 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This lecture is part of Annapolis Maritime Museum's 2021 Winter Lecture Series. Covered topics: Our Nation’s newest National Marine Sanctuary, which encompasses more than 100 vessels constructed by the civilian U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. during WWI. Discuss the importance of the area to the First Nation’s peoples, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, WWI and WWII, and the Great Depression. Review history of Mallows Bay commercial fishing through the centuries. Uncover the many reasons to visit this peaceful enclave…

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The Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781: Military Decider for the American Revolution

February 11 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This lecture is part of Annapolis Maritime Museum's 2021 Winter Lecture Series. Covered topics: Review the battle between the British and French navies at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in September 1781. Explore the event that would spell the end of the American Revolution and independence for the American colonies. Examine how the battle reflected global politics rather than solely regional ones. Presenter: Dr. Bill Cogar | Executive Director of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), Author Information

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Changing Fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay: Radical Changes in Recent Years

February 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This lecture is part of Annapolis Maritime Museum's 2021 Winter Lecture Series. Covered topics: Striped bass populations have fallen, and as conservation measures intended to rebuild their population seem to be falling short, there’s been a rather amazing increase in the number and diversity of warm-weather species visiting the Bay’s waters each summer. Learn which types of warm-water fish are now being found in our local waters on a regular basis. For Chesapeake anglers, “times they are a changing!” Presenter:…

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