The rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay watershed reach deep into the heart of the Commonwealth. It has seen incredible highs and lows in health, but there are scientists, anglers, and volunteers working hard to restore and preserve its waters.

As Greenlee said in an interview with the Bay Journal, “Blue catfish are not a cause. They are a symptom. Blue catfish thrive there because of the eutrophic systems that we've created.”



Produced by the 2017 Summer Intern Virginia Sea Grant Science Communication Team and Ian Vorster, Communications Director

Joe Schmitt's findings are pending publication in Environmental Biology of Fishes .