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Chesapeake Bay Estuary

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Annaliese Weringa

on 11 November 2014

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The Chesapeake Bay Estuary largest inlet on the Atlantic Coast
The Bay is over 193 miles long
The Bay covers 3,237 square miles
3-25 miles deep
The Bay was completed in 1829
Enviroment
Weather/climate: cold,many climate drops, changes in tempature

Type of land: Grassland and wetland

Plant life : Grass, cod grass, Algal bloom, Eel grass, Crops

Water source : Fresh water and salty water mixed , adapted water
Fun/ Interesting
Facts
Animals
Herbivores:
mussels
grasshoppers


Omnivores:
mantis shrimp
mound birds

Carnivores:
osprey, mice, snake
Food Web
Sources
Walker, Sally M. Life in an Estuary. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2003. Print.

Orwell, George. "Britannica School." Britannica School. George Orwell, n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2014.




Human impact
Chesapeake Bay's marshes are being destroyed
Human population increased
The littering from people can hurt the estuary
Our agriculture from farms can harm the estuaries plants and animals
Large portions of estuaries have been filled with soil to make land or roads and bulidings.
Destruction of estuaries reduces habitait for estuary speices and exposes the coastline to flooding and storm damage.
Pictures of Chesapeake Bay Estuary / animals
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Macole
Ella
Macole
Ella
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algae
shrimp
salmon
stiped bass
Chesapeake Bay Estuary
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Ella Agan
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Macole Niccum

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Annaliese Weriga

black sea bass
rose fish
rood baars
ospreys
seagulls
clams
flounder
frogfish
snake
crabs
oysters
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