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Chesapeake Bay

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Title: Chesapeake Bay


1
Chesapeake Bay
  • Our Own Backyard!!!

2
The Bay isnt just
  • one body of water
  • a place to boat
  • a food source
  • something we cross on the way to Ocean City
  • something simple

3
It Also
  • drains 64,000 miles of land
  • runs from New York to Virginia
  • INCLUDES WEST VIRGINIA!!
  • 15 million people living around the bay

4
The Bay is Open Bay Waters
  • habitat near shore to depth of 6 feet
  • light is needed to penetrate to the bottom
  • supports seaweed other grasses
  • crabs oysters
  • fish ducks
  • many other species!!!

5
The Bay is Aquatic Reefs
  • made from densely packed oyster shells
  • takes thousands of years to build
  • habitat for fish, shellfish crabs

6
The Bay is Shallow Water
  • extreme temperature change
  • affected greatly by climate
  • fallen trees provide shelter
  • predators hunt here
  • at edge of shoreline

7
The Bay is Streams Rivers
  • nurseries for ocean fish
  • provide fresh water
  • 90 of fresh water comes from 5 rivers
  • Potomac
  • Rappahannick
  • York
  • James
  • Susquehanna

8
The Bay is Wetlands
  • removes poisons from the bay
  • controls flooding erosion
  • fish animal habitat
  • natural resources
  • recreation

9
The Bay is Forests
  • roots hold soil in place
  • leaves cool the streams
  • prevent excess nutrients from entering bay
  • provides habitat

10
The Bay is also Pirates
  • but thats for you to research!
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