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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 1970s- 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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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course GLY 3882 taught by Professor Screaton during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '09