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Submerged aquatic vegetation – barometer for the Bay

Finally, after a long, cold winter, the landscape is beginning to change as leaves appear and flowers bloom. This is not an exclusively terrestrial event. In the shallow water of Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries, underwater grasses are...

Chesapeake spring once marked by bountiful herring

Forcenturies, fishermen lined the banks of rivers and streams throughout the Bay watershed, dipnetting for alewife and blueback herring as the fish made their spring spawning runs. Once so abundant, the fish were often referred to as glut...

Serenades from the woods

There is an explosion of activity happening in tiny wetlands throughout the watershed. Species are gathering to attract their mates and breed. Most of us won't notice the event because of the players and their stage. The breeders are...

Winter wanderings in the Chesapeake watershed

 Winter has set in. The warm colors of autumn have been replaced with the browns, grays, and tans of the winter landscape. Evergreens, outdressed most of the year by more flamboyant vegetation, feed eyes hungry for color. The skies are...

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