Every other year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation releases a State of the Bay Report that evaluates the current status of our region’s most important watershed. The CBF has just issued its 2014 report news and the news is good… and bad.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.5
Enjoy the spectacular water views from every floor in this unique contemporary home in South Shore! Plenty of room to entertain with over 5000 SF of heated space and multiple decks for outside living. Community pool and marina with available slips for lease or purchase. Come see it today!
6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths
Sun filled newly furnished & remodeled home on a corner lot one off the Ocean in a prestigious gated community. Expansive parking & 6 en-suite bedrooms.With Ocean views, dramatic great room & sundeck, this home is perfect for entertaining at the beach.
Sure, sharks are scary. But at least you can see one when it’s coming for you. Bacteria? Not so much. And five cases of infection caused by the very ominous sounding flesh-eating bacteria have been found in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries so far this year.
(Just a quick warning to anyone squeamish out there: do NOT google image search flesh-eating bacteria if you’re reading this over breakfast.)
Meet Septima. She’s a 13-foot-long, half-ton tiger shark, and she recently took a vacation to Ocean City.
We know this because Ocearch, the global shark tracker, put a tracking tag on her back in May when she was hanging out in South Carolina. Since then, she’s traveled more than 3,000 miles up and down the East Coast — including her recent Ocean City jaunt.
Hot House: 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842
Single-style waterfront beach house, wood frame with cedar shakes on concrete foundation, circa 2000. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over three stories and 5,910 square feet. Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, top floor luxury master bedroom suite, hot tub/spa, gas fireplace, elevator. Wrap-around porch with ocean views, patios, central a/c, two car garage, outdoor shower: $3,990,000
Every year, the Natural Resources Defense Council looks at beaches across the United States, measuring whether their water quality is safe for swimmers. Maryland beaches usually measure up… okay, with about 6 percent of water samples exceeding the NRDC’s limits for, um, acceptable contamination. (Want to know more about what “contamination” consists of? No, you don’t. But if you really do, check out the full report here.)