1. 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 has changed over time and what scientists are doing to restore the anadromous fish to our waterways. Learn more about shad in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s online Field Guide: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/american_shad Produced by Steve Droter Stock Footage: Photography by Michelson, Inc. and Jim Thompson, MD DNR Photos: Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ggbain-18896, LC-DIG-hec-06375 Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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    • From the Field: Tagged brook trout reveal the pristine health of Maryland’s Savage River

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      April 2012: Follow biologists as they track native brook trout in western Maryland's Savage River, and learn why these fish are used to monitor the health of the freshwater streams that flow to the Chesapeake Bay. Produced by Steve Droter

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      • Chesapeake Unscripted: What happens to stormwater runoff after it rains? (York, PA)

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        We asked people in York, Pennsylvania what happens to stormwater runoff after it rains. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Steve Droter Music: "Quand je serai grand" by Löhstana David

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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 more at www.chesapeakebay.net. Produced by Steve Droter Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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          • From the Field: Building bird nesting habitat on Poplar Island, Maryland

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            March 2012: Biologists with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office show us how the agency is using recycled Christmas trees to create bird nesting habitat at Poplar Island, a restored island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Steve Droter Music: "D Split" by Michael Cristani

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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 explains the environmental role that oysters play and describes what scientists are doing to restore the iconic bivalve. Learn more about blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s online Field Guide: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/eastern_oyster Produced by Steve Droter Stock Footage: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Oyster Hatchery Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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              • Chesapeake Unscripted: How will you protect the Bay this year? (Chestertown, MD)

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                What can you do to help protect the Chesapeake Bay this year? We asked folks at the Chestertown Farmers Market in Chestertown, Maryland to share their thoughts and suggestions. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Steve Droter Music: "Secouez moi" by Löhstana David

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                • 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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                  • From the Field: Monitoring Blue Catfish in Virginia's James River

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                    July 2011: Bob Greenlee, fisheries biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, explains how they use electrofishing boats to monitor blue catfish in the James River. Blue catfish are an introduced species, and their population has dramatically increased in Virginia's James and Rappahannock rivers. Learn more by visiting www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Matt Rath Music: "Resonance" by mindthings

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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 value. Learn more about blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s online Field Guide: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/fieldguide/critter/blue_crab Produced by Matt Rath Music: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin

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