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Unformatted text preview: Polyhaline mesohaline o Numerous species of flora and fauna – some endangered Why is the Chesapeake Important? o Economy Tourism Fishing Industry o Ecology Important species Migration area Unique habitat – example for others What is happening?/What is Eutrophication? o Eutrophication 1970’s- first marine dead zone found Hypoxia – blue crab jubilee o Depletion of oysters/rockfish etc. Overharvesting – adding to the problem o Depletion of bottom-dwellers (base of the food chain) What can be/is being done? o Problems upstream Managing run-off throughout the watershed o Oyster recovery attempts Several different types, some successes – mostly failures o Specialized hatchery areas o Legislation o Understanding The Chesapeake Bay Program - http://www.chesapeakebay.net/...
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- Spring '09
- Hydrogeology, estuary, class web site, Chesapeake Bay Program