Chesapeake Challenge

A column by staff "puzzler" Kathleen Gaskell

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Striped bass live most of the year in the ocean, but migrate to freshwater to spawn. The word used to describe these fish is anadromous. Other… Read StoryAnadromous!

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Good things come in small packages. This adage certainly applies to what may be one of the Chesapeake’s most overlooked marine creatures: sea slugs.  Read StorySea slugs

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Bat Week is celebrated the last week in October. The last night in October is Halloween. What do these two things have in common? Bats play an… Read StoryBats!

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Here are the names of some plants and animals that are fun to say out loud. Match them with their description. Answers are below. Read StoryName game

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Soil is home to thousands of organisms, ranging in size from microscopic bacteria to larger animals like the ones listed here. Can you match t… Read StoryGrounded!

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Let’s call it a night. For many, this means the day’s activities are done and it’s time for rest. Yet for many of Earth’s inhabitants, activit… Read StoryNight moves

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“Look” at the animal, plant or mineral in each of these lists. Three share a common trait that the fourth does not. Can you figure out which o… Read StoryStanding out!

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Here are 10 scrambled words related to the bald cypress, along with a clue to their identities. Stuck? All of the information you need is in t… Read StoryBald Cypress

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It’s summer, and humans aren’t the only mammal tourists visiting the waters of the Chesapeake. Will you be lucky enough to see an Atlantic bot… Read StoryDolphins!