Horn Point’s Reach is Outside the Shell by Dick Cooper For the internationally recognized scientists of Horn Point Labs, the world is much more than their oysters. Most of the headlines about Horn Point focus on the study and cultivation of the Chesapeake Bay’s signature bivalve, but they are only part of the story. “I don’t mind having oysters out front,” says William Boicourt, a Horn Point professor of oceanography.
“That’s what people care about ~ and it is a pretty cool operation ~ but we do a lot more than that.” Boicourt, who is currently working with small unmanned submarine gliders to help predict and track Atlantic Ocean hurricanes, is just one of the 25 scientists and 30 graduate students based at what is officially known as the University of Maryland Environmental Science
William Boicourt preparing the submarine glider. 27