A closer look at life growing in Baltimore's Inner Harbor could answer questions about biodiversity and Bay health
Tsvetan Bachvaroff and
Eric Schott at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology have been running studies to learn about life concealed by the murky waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. What they find will create a baseline of the variety of life there, offering a year-to-year outlook of the biodiversity.
They've been developing a more accurate way to catalogue the creatures they find by using DNA instead of sight identification. A better understanding of life in the ecosystem could help bring the Baltimore closer to its goal of making the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020.