Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

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The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) is a marine science laboratory on the Chesapeake Bay in Solomons, Maryland, and it is the oldest state-supported marine laboratory on the East Coast of the U.S. It was founded in 1925 in a small waterman's shack by Dr. Reginald V. Truitt and is part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.[1]

Today, CBL has 28 faculty members, 7 visiting PhD-level scientists, 22 students, 29 research technicians and 33 staff.[2] The CBL campus includes 21 buildings, that include purpose built research facilities with running sea water and environmentally-controlled chambers. The lab also has a diverse array of instrumentation that allow its scientists to make measurements of biogeochemical constituents.


  • Reginald Truitt (1925-1954)
  • Eugene Cronin (1955-1976)
  • Joe Cooney (1976-1984)
  • Kenneth Tenore (1984-2005)
  • Margaret Palmer (2005-2011)
  • Thomas Miller (2011 – present)

Notable faculty[edit]

Robert Ulanowicz

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "UMCES web site". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "CBL web site". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 38°19′7″N 76°27′15″W / 38.31861°N 76.45417°W / 38.31861; -76.45417