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Sharks: Perceived menace actually vulnerable, essential

Sharks are going to hunt down you and your family and won't rest until they explode. At least, that's what the 1975 movie "Jaws" would have you believe.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:51am EDT

Tags: sharks, Chesapeake, Robert Latour, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Jaws, David Secor, Paul D. Shinkman

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Chesapeake grasses down in 2011; rain, heat blamed

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 12:08pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, grasses, Virginia Institute of Marine Science