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Case Study Chesapeake Bay HandoutIn this case study we will examine the effects of humans on the Chesapeake Bay. You will applyconcepts that you have learned about Ecology to help you determine the problems and to explainthe consequences of human interactions in the Bay.Use the Softchalk Lesson to help you complete the handout. When you are done, submit thehandout in Blackboard.IntroductionAfter watching the videos, answer the following questions.1.Describe the process of eutrophication.
2.What are some sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay?
3.Does this pollution come from the ocean or from the water shed?
4.What are some examples of animals that humans eat from the bay?
Before Large Scale FishingUse the food web (Before Large Scale Fishing) in the Softchalk lesson to help you answer thequestions below.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).Species groups weremarked as rare or abundant in the diagram below (Figure 1 in the Softchalk lesson).

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Term
Spring
Professor
Tompkins
Tags
Photosynthesis, trophic level, Apex predator

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