Coral reefs are beautiful and endangered. That’s launched a series of underwater mapping programs.
Scientists say an indicator of the Chesapeake Bay’s health — underwater grasses — has reversed a three-year downward trend.
Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay continued to decline last year, and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee the year before are to blame, researchers said Thursday as they released results of an aerial survey of the ecologically important aquatic plants.
Between job hunting and working on her crafts and art projects, Atanossian spends her time swimming — lots of swimming. It’s the best way to train as a mermaid, she said.