The Waterman's Minister
He is a wandering minister, plying the waters of the Chesapeake every week to bring his message to the Bay's island folk. We accompany the Minister on his rounds, and see a hidden side of the Bay that truly inspires.
Rock Hall's Buffalo
Most watermen you hear about ply the Chesapeake Bay's waters for blue crabs or oysters. But there's more out there than just shellfish. Buffalo Strong, a Rock Hall waterman, knows where the good catch is, and hunts the rivers and creeks of the upper Bay for catfish.
Return of the River Dance
River otters are captivating, playful marine mammals once lost to Maryland -- and successfully restored in limited but growing numbers by the DNR. Working with Robert Colona, biologist with the DNR, Professor Thomas Serfass with Frostburg University, and graduate student Abbey Burk, we follow the arrival in late winter of a fresh new batch of river otters from New York State, and watch their release to the wild along the Youghiogheny River. We also visit Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area in Garrett county, where Abbey Burk is monitoring a wild, breeding population of otters in this seldom seen, beautiful 2,000 acres of upland woodlands, meadows and rare ancient red-spruce bog.