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  1. Bay 101: Air Pollution

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    Air pollution affects each of the 17.7 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. But it doesn’t just cloud the air we breathe. Airborne pollutants can also harm our land and water,…

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    • Bay 101: Algae Blooms

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      What is an algae bloom and how does it form? Charlie Poukish from the Maryland Department of the Environment explains what fuels algae blooms and how they can spell trouble for underwater life. Learn…

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      • Bay 101: American Shad

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        What are American shad and why are they important to the Chesapeake Bay? Bruce Vogt from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains how the watershed’s shad population…

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        • Bay 101: Bay Grasses

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          Bay grasses, also known as submerged aquatic vegetation, are an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Lee Karrh from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) explains what bay grasses…

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          • Bay 101: Blue Crabs

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            Why are blue crabs important to the Chesapeake Bay? Bruce Vogt from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains the iconic crustacean’s economic, ecologic and gastronomic…

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            • Bay 101: Conowingo Dam

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              Bruce Michael, Director of Resource Assessment at Maryland Department of Natural Resources, visits Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River to describe the hydroelectric plant's impact on the Chesapeake…

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              • Bay 101: Dissolved Oxygen

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                What is dissolved oxygen? Laura Fabian from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) explains why oxygen is so important to underwater life and how it is used to measure water quality in…

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                • Bay 101: Emerald Ash Borer

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                  The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is killing ash trees as it spreads across the United States. Colleen Kenny, a forester with the Maryland Forest Service, and Paula Shrewsbury, a professor…

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                  • Bay 101: Fish Kills

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                    Decomposing algae blooms can suck oxygen out of the water, suffocating marine life and causing fish kills. In this follow-up to Bay 101: Algae Blooms, Charlie Poukish from the Maryland Department…

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                    • Bay 101: Healthy Forests

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                      Healthy forests clean our air and water, support industries and economies, and provide us with a place to relax. Craig Highfield, Forestry for the Bay Program Manager, explains how a healthy forest…

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                      • Bay 101: Intersex Fish

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                        Fish biologist Vicki Blazer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) brings her team to the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Va, to collect and study specimens of smallmouth bass, a species in which…

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                        • Bay 101: Ospreys

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                          Ospreys are a top fish-eating predator in the Chesapeake Bay and a sentinel species of environmental health. By studying their diet and behavior, scientists can learn more about the effects of chemical…

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