1. Bay 101: Water Clarity

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    Clear water is critical to underwater life. Bay grasses need sunlight to grow, and fish need sunlight to see. But what factors cause water clarity to fluctuate? Adam Davis from the Chesapeake Research Consortium explains, and uses a secchi disc to measure water clarity in Spa Creek. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net. Produced by Matt Rath Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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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 runoff” is a major source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and what we can do to prevent it. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net. Produced by Matt Rath Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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      • Chesapeake Unscripted: What is submerged aquatic vegetation? (Baltimore, MD)

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        What is submerged aquatic vegetation, and why is it important to the Chesapeake Bay? Commonly known as "bay grasses" they among the most critical inhabitants of the Bay's ecosystem. Find out more about submerged aquatic vegetation, and see what people around Baltimore's Belvedere Square had to say about it. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Matt Rath Music: "Neapolitan song" by Astrid & Ruediger Kramer "2 percenter" by Williamson "All of Me" by Double F

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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 the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net. Produced by Matt Rath Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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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 need to grow and why their survival is important to Bay critters. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net. Produced by Matt Rath Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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