Chesapeake Bay Food Web Capture SheetAnalyzing the Phenomena:Inspect the two food webs for the Chesapeake Bay. The web titled “Before Large Scale Fishing” represents thetime period before the arrival of European settlers and large-scale fishing, approximately 300 years ago. The webtitled “After Large Scale Fishing” represents today’s conditions.“Before Large Scale Fishing”“After Large Scale Fishing”Unique Features “Before”Common FeaturesUnique Features “After”Questions about “Before”Questions about “After”Vocabulary Review:Based on your prior knowledge and the clues in the food web, propose definitions for the following terms:TermProposed DefinitionFood WebProducerConsumerSecondary ConsumerTertiary Consumer1
DecomposersDetritusDigging Deeper - Chesapeake Bay Food WebBEFORE Large-scale Fishing1.Examine the food web before humans lived in the Chesapeake. Notice which species groups areabundant (dark circles) and which species groups are rare (light circles). Color or check the squares onthe chart below to indicate which species groups were rare or abundant.2.Are most species abundant or rare? Which species groups are rare?