the heck is an estuary? Go to the Glossary
and find out! (hint: click the letter E!) In your own words write
what it is on your worksheet.
Going back to the page About the Bay: Did You Know, fill in the following statistics:
The Bay supports more than ______________ species of plants, fish and animals, including _______________ species of finfish, __________ species of shellfish, an over _______________ plant species.
The Chesapeake is a commercial and recreational resource for the more than _____ million people who live in its basin. The Bay produces _____________ million pounds of seafood per year.
The Bay is about ___________________ miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, MD to Norfolk, VA. The Bay's width ranges from 3.4 miles near Aberdeen, MD to 35 miles near the mouth of the Potomac River.
The Chesapeake is home to ________ species of waterfowl and is a major resting ground along the Atlantic Migratory Bird Flyway. Every year, _____ million waterfowl winter in the Bay's basin.
The Chesapeake Bay watershed includes parts of six states and the entire
District of Columbia.
List those 6 states on your worksheet.
is a Watershed?
Where are you in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?
If youíre a citizen of Maryland you belong to one! Read about the Watershed, scroll down to Find Your Watershed, put in your zip code then click FIND. This will tell you which parts of the watershed you belong to! List the top 3 on your worksheet:
Take the quick Bay Quiz, try the Match Game or Fish Pieces
or go on a Bay Safari!
And finally, on this pageÖcheck out the
What is it? Write your answer on your worksheet.
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