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      By comparing fish in the agriculturally-dominated Corsica River with fish caught in developed
      or forested rivers, we learn how land use affects fish health, diversity, and abundance. In the
      Chesapeake Bay, we catch more fish in nutrient-rich rivers adjacent to farms, but those fish are
      less healthy and more likely to carry disease. Photo credit: Tracy Gill.
By comparing fish in the agriculturally-dominated Corsica River with fish caught in developed or forested rivers, we learn how land use affects fish health, diversity, and abundance. In the Chesapeake Bay, we catch more fish in nutrient-rich rivers adjacent to farms, but those fish are less healthy and more likely to carry disease. Photo credit: Tracy Gill.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.