Scientists Present Work on Two Native Species of the Bays

The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) on Friday, June 6th from 9:00 a.m. – noon at DNREC’s Lewes Field Facility located at 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes by the public boat ramp.

Two scientists from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will highlight work on two native species of the Inland Bays; the American eel and the Northern Diamondback terrapin. Jordy Zimmerman, Fisheries Biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife will present data on Glass Eel abundance in Delaware’s Inland Bays: 2000-2014.  Bob Meadow’s also with the Division of Fish and Wildlife will report on a Northern Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Beach Restoration Project.

Also on the agenda, Pete McLaughlin of the Delaware Geological Survey will present an overview of aquifer resources and groundwater withdrawals in Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware.

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the CIB Board of Directors.  The public is welcome to attend these meetings.  Presentations from past STAC meetings can be viewed on the CIB website

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to promote the wise use and enhancement of the Inland Bays and its watershed.  With its many partners, the CIB conducts public outreach and education, develops and implements restoration projects, encourages scientific inquiry, and sponsors research.  For more information, or to learn how you can support this important work call visit our website at