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6952 files in 55 albums and 6 categories with 158 comments, 2704575 views, and 252328 downloads
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EcosystemsCoastal/Marine; Desert; Elements; Freshwater; Grassland; Maps; Meteorology/Climate; Mountains/Tundra; Other
9 1814
FaunaAmphibians; Birds; Cnidaria; Crustaceans; Echinoderms; Fish; Insects/Arachnids; Mammals; Molluscs; Other; Protozoans; Reptiles; Worms
13 1133
FloraFungi/Lichen/Moss; Grasses/Herbaceous Plants; Macroalgae; Mangroves; Marsh/Wetlands; Microalgae; Seagrass/SAV; Trees/Shrubs/Vines
8 984
HumanClimate Change; Culture/Archaeology; Development/Infrastructure; Education; Environmental degradation; Agriculture; Aquaculture; Fishing; Forestry; Manufacturing/Refining; Mining; Services; Management/Restoration; Mapping/Navigation; Other; Recreation; Science/Research; Transport
18 2653
ProcessesBiological; Chemical; Inputs/flows; Modifiers; Physical
5 346
Prokaryotes and VirusesBacteria/cyanobacteria/archaea; Viruses
2 22
6952 files in 55 albums and 6 categories with 158 comments, 2704575 views, and 252328 downloads

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Hardened shoreline prevents erosion. Stone rip-rap installed by the property owners in an attempt to prevent shoreline erosion. Hardened edges along the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers reduces natural shoreline habitat that fish and other marine animals depend on for food and shelter. bulkhead,protection,stabilize,habitat,vegetation,amphibian,reptile,invertebrate,insect,wetland,marsh,river,tributary,Eastern Shore,Talbot County,Maryland
Hardened shoreline prevents erosion.Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES15 views1 downloads (Details)Stone rip-rap installed by the property owners in an attempt to prevent shoreline erosion. Hardened edges along the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers reduces natural shoreline habitat that fish and other marine animals depend on for food and shelter.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Osprey in Tree Osprey perched on a leafless branch.   osprey,tree,branch,foliage,leaves,wildlife
Osprey in TreePhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyeIntegration & Application Networ11 views0 downloads (Details)Osprey perched on a leafless branch. Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Female mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and ducklings Mother duck and ducklings paddle around a river cove off Lake Michigan. bird,waterbird,migratory,native,female
Female mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and ducklingsPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES44 views0 downloads (Details)Mother duck and ducklings paddle around a river cove off Lake Michigan.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boat These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay. watercraft,fishing,oystering,shellfish,harvest,market,waterman,livelihood,occupation,working,Talbot County,Maryland
Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES41 views0 downloads (Details)These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Eroded shoreline with tree snags. Tree roots are underminded by wave action and eventually succumb while the shoreline is eroded. erosion,bulkhead,storm,protection,stabilize,habitat,vegetation,amphibian,reptile,invertebrate,insect,wetland,marsh,river,tributary,Eastern Shore,Talbot County,Maryland
Eroded shoreline with tree snags.Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES52 views1 downloads (Details)Tree roots are underminded by wave action and eventually succumb while the shoreline is eroded.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Pound net The oldest type of net used by the Chesapeake Bay watermen is called a pound net. Wooden stakes are pushed into the bottom of the Bay, spaced apart in a line that runs across the tide. Nets are strung between the stakes and along the bottom of the river, making a fish trap. In late February the pound netter starts to put in the stakes. By the middle of March he will set his nets and start fishing. Each day the waterman goes out to the pound net and scoops the fish out with a hand net. He will not remove the pound net, except for many repairs, until November. fishing,occupation,livelihood,Talbot County,Maryland
Pound netPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES22 views0 downloads (Details)The oldest type of net used by the Chesapeake Bay watermen is called a pound net. Wooden stakes are pushed into the bottom of the Bay, spaced apart in a line that runs across the tide. Nets are strung between the stakes and along the bottom of the river, making a fish trap. In late February the pound netter starts to put in the stakes. By the middle of March he will set his nets and start fishing. Each day the waterman goes out to the pound net and scoops the fish out with a hand net. He will not remove the pound net, except for many repairs, until November.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Duck blind Goose and duck hunters build these blinds on the calm waterways of Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Chesapeake Bay,bird,hunting,shoreline,river,recreation,marsh,Talbot County,Maryland
Duck blindPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES48 views1 downloads (Details)Goose and duck hunters build these blinds on the calm waterways of Chesapeake Bay tributaries.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline. This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat. plant,marsh,wetland,native,bog,swamp,Maryland
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline.Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES12 views1 downloads (Details)This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox


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Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata) Moon jellyfish, named for their translucent, moonlike circular bell. Moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell. Prey is stored in pouches until the oral arms pick it up and begin to digest it. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  jellyfish,marine,invertebrates,aquaria,dangerous,species,nuisance,species,toxins,stingers,tentacles
Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata)Photo (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES596 views28 downloads (Details)Moon jellyfish, named for their translucent, moonlike circular bell. Moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell. Prey is stored in pouches until the oral arms pick it up and begin to digest it. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 1 commentsAdd to lightbox
Virginia's Eastern Shore Looking east over a marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore. aerial,bay,creek,geomorphology,marsh,wetlands,protected,area,Accomack County,Virginia
Virginia's Eastern ShorePhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES65 views9 downloads (Details)Looking east over a marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore.Add to lightbox
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Quaker Neck Looking across Quaker Neck to Broad Neck, which separates the West Fork of the Langford Creek (background) from the East Fork (mid-ground). Comegys Bight (Chester River) is in the foreground. Chesapeake Bay,aerial,agriculture,farms,Chester River,shoreline
Quaker NeckPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES77 views2 downloads (Details)Looking across Quaker Neck to Broad Neck, which separates the West Fork of the Langford Creek (background) from the East Fork (mid-ground). Comegys Bight (Chester River) is in the foreground.Add to lightbox
Macrobrachium jelskii (Agar River Prawn) Illustration of Macrobrachium jelskii (Agar River Prawn) symbol,vector,illustration,Crustacean,Agar,river,prawn,Arthropoda,Crustacea,Malacostraca,Eumalacostraca,Decapoda,Pleocyemata,Palaemonidae,Palaemoninae,Palaemonoidea,Macrobrachium,M. jelskii
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Exposed root structure Erosional forces from the river have exposed these roots near the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers at Harper's Ferry river,banks,roots,erosion,wave,effects,confluence rivers,Shenandoah River,Potomac River,Harpers,Ferry,HAFE National Park river,control
Exposed root structurePhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES283 views4 downloads (Details)Erosional forces from the river have exposed these roots near the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers at Harper's FerryAdd to lightbox
Concentration: low ammonium Illustration of low ammonium concentration symbol,vector,illustration,chemical,processes,concentration,low,ammonium,NH4+
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