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    ago, glacial sheets from the last ice age begin to melt (Chesapeake Bay Program n.d.). As the glaciers melted the large volume of water began to raise sea levels. The rising seas levels engulfed the coast and flooded the Susquehanna river (“Geological History” n.d.). Once the seas levels have risen, the temperatures continued to rise changing the landscape. So “oak, maple, hickory, and other hardwood species started to appear” (Chesapeake Bay Program n.d.). Once the temperature increases even more

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    The Chesapeake Bay, which derives from the Algonquin word Chesepiooc meaning “great shellfish bay”, has been around for a very long time. Approximately 35 million years ago, a rare bolide (a comet- or asteroid-like object) hit what is now the lower tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, creating a 55-mile-wide crater. The bolide created what geologists call the “Exmore Crater,” which they believe was as large as Rhode Island and as deep as the Grand Canyon. Although this bolide did not create the Chesapeake

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    The Chesapeake Bay

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    Scene in Fig. 1.1., the Chesapeake Bay is substantial in size; at roughly 64,000 miles, it contains roughly fifty rivers and thousands of streams and creeks. It encompasses parts of 6 states, including all of Washington, DC. The Chesapeake Bay is what is known as a watershed, an area that contributes to the drainage to a water body, stream, river, lake or ocean. Rainwater that falls within the 64,000 square miles that is the Chesapeake Bay will subsequently travel through many streams and rivers

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    beaches throughout the middle and lower Chesapeake Bay (Chesapeake Bay Program). If there’s one thing the Eastern Shore of Maryland is famously known for, it is shellfish. Crab feasts accompanied by other delicious shellfish are very important and traditional events for Maryland residents. As the authors of Chesapeake Bay Notes and Sketches wrote, according to some translations of Native American languages, the Chesapeake Bay is named “Great Shellfish Bay.” The Bay is the leading source in soft-shell

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    Fig. 1.1 Scene in Fig. 1.1., the Chesapeake Bay is substantial in size; at roughly 64,000 miles, it contains roughly fifty rivers and thousands of streams and creeks. It encompasses parts of 6 states, including all of Washington, DC. The Chesapeake Bay is what is known as a watershed, an area that contributes to the drainage to a water body, stream, river, lake or ocean. Rainwater that falls within the 64,000 square miles that is the Chesapeake Bay will subsequently travel through many streams

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    Chesapeake Bay Sediments

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    watershed, the chesapeake bay stretches more than 64,000 square miles and is home to about 18 million people.The bay provides us with a lot of things like fishes,salt and water for farming etc. But, the bay is starting to get polluted and many organisms in the bay are dying because of sediments, algae blooms etc. One of the major problems and also a problem in my neighborhood is sediments. Sediments forms when rocks and soil erode or weather. About 5.2 million tons of sediment enter the bay every year

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    The word Chesapeake, although there is some scholarly dispute, likely means “Great Bay of Shells” or “Great Shellfish Bay” in the language of the Algonquian Native Americans (“Oyster History”). This translation is appropriate and accurate to anyone familiar with the Chesapeake Bay and its rich history of oysters. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with over 150 rivers and streams flow into its basin. It measures roughly 200 miles in length, 3.4 to 35 miles in width and

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    An issue that was present in few specific cities in Maryland have now expanded throughout the entire state. The Chesapeake Bay, a large estuary that has an extremely complex ecosystem that is vital to important habitats and food webs in this area. The Chesapeake bay is arguably one of the most productive environments in the United States. Over the years, this bay has been in a decline of wellness. Pollution, contaminants, and many other factors are destroying the overall well being of these waters

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    Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Essay

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    Chesapeake Bay Television commercials, print ads, and billboards in the Washington, DC, area are asking residents to connect two things many might find unrelated: lawn care and seafood. In one commercial, a man stuffs a big plateful of grass in his mouth after a voice-over says, “Spring rains carry excess lawn fertilizers through our sewers and rivers and into the Chesapeake Bay, where the blue crab harvest has been extremely low. So skip the fertilizer until fall, because once they’re gone, what’s

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    The Chesapeake Bay if filled with many different species of plants and animals that benefit the ecosystem. Bay grasses and algae, zooplankton, oysters, and fish are all living amongst one another within the chesapeake bay and share some sort of relationship both directly and indirectly. Not one of these organisms could live without the other. Due to many different pollutants in the area, these organisms are at great risk. The organisms listed above are all related through a food chain. The partial

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