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Decoding the Chesapeake Bay

  • By Kathleen Gaskell on July 01, 2001
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How good are you at cracking codes?

Each category contains a list of words related to the Chesapeake Bay that have been put into a code.

After you have figured out one of the words in a category, use the known letters to decipher the other words in that list. There is a different code for each list.

Fish Found in the Bay’s Shallow Waters at Some Point in Their Life

Example: Striped Killifish

ASAADGYMN

MLIYHLF XDXHBDCY

WOQ OFGYMEQ

CYHHXCYHOU ADFFMZ

CSAAHL BJMSFUHL

CILDXHU WOCC

YMNGYMRHL

OIJOFIDG FHHUJHBDCY

CXMIIHU CHOILMSI

JDFHU CHOYMLCH

ZHORBDCY

ZYDIH XHLGY

Tidal Rivers & Creeks

Example: Chester

RFXNSZBX

AFEZU

OYKT

UNUHNZLFBBF

EFXXFRYBV

RYXYEFM

KFRRFLFBBYMT

MLYRXFBT

WNUL

UZGZKB

MLVMTFLYEVBO

RFXFRUMY

Shorebirds/Waterfowl

Example: Ruddy Duck

FMLLXDY YNSS

CNPPSMFMKB

VURRUD GMLD

EFXGM-EXDYMB WVUGML

LMBFMKB

VULRULKDG

UAWGMLVKGVFML

BNDSXD

EXSSMG

USBWTNKE

GNDBLK WEKD

Answers:

Fish: Mummichog, Northern pipefish, Bay anchovy, Sheepshead minnow, Summer flounder, Striped bass, Hogchoker, Atlantic Needlefish, Spotted seatrout, Lined seahorse, Weakfish, White perch

Rivers: Patuxent, James, York, Susquehanna, Mattaponi, Potomac, Rappahannock, Choptank, Bush, Severn, Chickahominy, Patapsco

Birds: Herring gull, Bufflehead, Common tern, White-winged scoter, Redhead, Cormorant, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Willet, Oldsquaw, Tundra swan

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About Kathleen Gaskell

Kathleen A. Gaskell, the layout & design editor for the Bay Journal, has been involved with several environmental programs for children.

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