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Coastal/Marine


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Desert


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Elements


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Freshwater


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Meteorology/Climate


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Mountains/Tundra


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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, UMCES156 views5 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
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, UMCES229 views3 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, UMCES166 views2 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, UMCES165 views1 downloads (Details)Goose and duck hunters build these blinds on the calm waterways of Chesapeake Bay tributaries.Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Storm Timing and Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Flora and Fauna The timing of tropical storms and hurricanes can have major impacts on the life histories of Chesapeake Bay flora and fauna. Changes in water salinity can cause early spawning in some species, such as the blue crab, and increased sediment can cause widespread die-off of seagrasses.   diagram,eco-rythm,storms,chesapeake,tropical,hurricanes,early,migration,timing
Storm Timing and Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Flora and FaunaRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne Walsh, Tracey SaxbyIntegration and Application Network142 views8 downloads (Details)The timing of tropical storms and hurricanes can have major impacts on the life histories of Chesapeake Bay flora and fauna. Changes in water salinity can cause early spawning in some species, such as the blue crab, and increased sediment can cause widespread die-off of seagrasses. Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
Conowingo Dam Reservoir and Susquehanna Flats Depiction In the section of the river above the dam builds up with sediment, making the dam shallower. High water flow causes scouring and the transport of sediment and associated nutrients over the dam.  On this other side of the dam phosphorus mobilizes in reaction with salt water.  Further down the river seagrass beds grow on the Susquehanna flats.    diagram,conowingo,dam,susquehanna,flats,sediment,deposition,scouring,sediment,transport,nutrients
Conowingo Dam Reservoir and Susquehanna Flats DepictionRaster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration and Application Network156 views15 downloads (Details)In the section of the river above the dam builds up with sediment, making the dam shallower. High water flow causes scouring and the transport of sediment and associated nutrients over the dam. On this other side of the dam phosphorus mobilizes in reaction with salt water. Further down the river seagrass beds grow on the Susquehanna flats. Aug 08, 2014Add to lightbox
The Causes and Effects of Eutrophication A conceptual diagram illustrates the key features of the Chesapeake Bay watershed as well as the inputs that stimulate eutrophication and the symptoms of eutrophication.   diagram,eutrophication,chesapeake,bay,symptoms,inputs,factors,contribution,harmful,algal,blooms
The Causes and Effects of EutrophicationRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network446 views69 downloads (Details)A conceptual diagram illustrates the key features of the Chesapeake Bay watershed as well as the inputs that stimulate eutrophication and the symptoms of eutrophication. Jul 16, 2014Add to lightbox
Algal Bloom Causation and Impacts in Brackish Rivers A conceptual diagram illustrates the factors that can stimulate the growth of harmful algal blooms in brackish rivers and how these blooms can negatively impact other species within the ecosystem. diagram,brackish,river,harmful,algal,bloom,agriculture,nitrogen,inputs,nitrogen,phosphorus,concentrations
Algal Bloom Causation and Impacts in Brackish RiversRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network260 views32 downloads (Details)A conceptual diagram illustrates the factors that can stimulate the growth of harmful algal blooms in brackish rivers and how these blooms can negatively impact other species within the ecosystem.Jul 16, 2014Add to lightbox


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Still Waters Savage River Reservoir, Garett County, western Maryland.  Savage River,State,Park,Western,Maryland,photo,Reservoir
Still WatersPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN153 views8 downloads (Details)Savage River Reservoir, Garett County, western Maryland. Add to lightbox
Monie Bay and Wicomico River The mouth of Monie Creek enters Monie Bay, which meets with the Wicomico River and out to Tangier Sound aerial,Monie Bay,Monie Creek,creek,marsh,mouth,Chesapeake Bay,National Estuarine Research Reserve,NERR,Somerset County,MarylandWicomico River,wetlands,protected,area
Monie Bay and Wicomico RiverPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES39 views3 downloads (Details)The mouth of Monie Creek enters Monie Bay, which meets with the Wicomico River and out to Tangier SoundAdd to lightbox
Ditches in Deal Island Marsh Ditches in Dames Quarter Marsh, south of route 363, Deal Island Road aerial,Dames,Quater,Marsh,Chesapeake Bay,National Estuarine Research Reserve,Dames,Quarter Creek,Deal Island,Wildlife,Management,Area,NERR,Somerset County,Marylandcreek,ditches,marsh,roads,wetlands
Ditches in Deal Island MarshPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES40 views4 downloads (Details)Ditches in Dames Quarter Marsh, south of route 363, Deal Island RoadAdd to lightbox
Virginia's Eastern Shore Looking east over salt marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore. aerial,tributary,bay,geomorphology,islmarsh,wetlands,protected,area,Accomack County,Virginia,salt,marsh
Virginia's Eastern ShorePhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES32 views1 downloads (Details)Looking east over salt marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore.Add to lightbox
Looking along Trappe Creek towards Newport Bay Looking along Trappe Creek towards Newport Bay. Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague Island are in the background. Maryland Coastal Bays,Newport Bay,marshes,Assateague Island,Sinepuxent Bay,Trappe Creek
Looking along Trappe Creek towards Newport BayPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES82 views5 downloads (Details)Looking along Trappe Creek towards Newport Bay. Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague Island are in the background.Add to lightbox
Cover Crops Cover crops (bright green) near Rock Hall aerial,flyover,agriculture,creek,green,grass,soil,fertility
Cover CropsPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES51 views2 downloads (Details)Cover crops (bright green) near Rock HallAdd to lightbox
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USA ME: Narraguagus BayVector Graphic (SVG) Tracey Saxby, Kate BoicourtIntegration and Application Network41 views13 downloads (Details)Illustration map of Narraguagus Bay in Maine, USAAdd to lightbox