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  1. 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: Oysters

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      Oysters are one of the most recognizable species in the Chesapeake Bay, and one of the most important to the health of its ecosystem. Don “Mutt” Meritt from the University of Maryland…

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      • 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: Striped Bass

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          Striped bass are a sought-after commercial and recreational catch and a key predator in the Chesapeake Bay food web. Andrew Turner from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Versar…

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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: 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: Stormwater Runoff

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                When rainfall runs across roads, lawns and golf courses, it can pick up pollutants before it enters local waterways. Mike Fritz from the Chesapeake Bay Program explains why so-called “stormwater…

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                • Chesapeake Unscripted: What is a Watershed? (Alexandria, VA)

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                  What is a watershed? Know it or not, it's very important to understand where your local streams and rivers flow and how our actions affect their health. Hear people's responses in Alexandria,…

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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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                    • From the Field: Sustainable Agriculture in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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                      July 2012: Luke Brubaker of Brubaker Farms shows us how best management practices (BMPs), manure to power, energy efficiency, and conservation farming are helping business and the environment. Learn…

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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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                        • Bay 101: Population Growth

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                          Our daily lives can dramatically impact the environment when we consume natural resources, alter the landscape to fit our needs and pollute our land, air and water. As the population in the Chesapeake…

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