The Science of the Chesapeake Bay with Doug Myers

October 4, 2020

Checking in on one of America's most important bay systems

Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Doug Myers, Senior Marine Scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation/Maryland Office, to the American Shoreline Podcast to take a dip into the exceedingly complex challenge of bringing the Chesapeake Bay back to life.  It is the largest of more than 100 estuaries in the United States and third largest in the world. The Bay itself is about 200 miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Virginia Beach, Virginia.The Bay's watershed covers 64,000 square miles and encompasses 6 states, the District of Columbia, and hundreds of towns and counties.  Upland land practices drive much of the degradation of the bay.  How can this vast, overlapping, uncoordinated collection of states and communities work together to restore one of America's greatest bay systems?  Hear the inside line from a scientist who tries to make it work day-in and day-out.  Only on the American Shoreline Podcast.

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R. Tyler Buckingham

R. Tyler Buckingham is the Director of Content and Production for Coastal News Today and ASPN. Before launching CNT/ASPN, Tyler worked with Peter A. Ravella Consulting, where he created coastal funding solutions for beach communities. Previously, Tyler worked at Rooftop Comedy where he served as the video and sound editor. In 2013, Tyler worked with Ken Burns' documentary film production company, Florentine Films, where he worked on projects including The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story; I Can't Stop Loving You, a documentary about country music; The Address, a documentary about the recital of the Gettysburg address on its 150th Anniversary; and Vietnam. Tyler also worked on the Ken Burns mobile app, which was released to critical acclaim in 2014. From 2009 to 2012, he was a monitoring and evaluation consultant in the field of international economic development with the U.S. Trade & Development Agency. Originally from Ojai, California, Tyler grew up going to the beaches of Southern California and credits time spent in the tide pools with inspiring an early interest in marine biology and coastal systems. Tyler is the co-host of the American Shoreline Podcast and the host of the Beach Shack Podcast on coastal real estate.