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Coastal/Marine


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Desert


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Elements


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44 files, last one added on Oct 12, 2012

Freshwater


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163 files, last one added on Jun 02, 2014

Grassland


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Maps


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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, UMCES97 views4 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, UMCES159 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, UMCES102 views1 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, UMCES122 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 Network92 views3 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 Network103 views9 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 Network322 views48 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 Network184 views19 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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Beach on Solomons Island, Maryland Algae is washed up on a beach in Solomon's Island, Maryland. solomons island,Maryland,Algae,seagrass,chesapeake,seaweed,beach
Beach on Solomons Island, MarylandPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES238 views1 downloads (Details)Algae is washed up on a beach in Solomon's Island, Maryland.1 commentsAdd to lightbox
Island: barrier islands Illustration of barrier islands symbol,vector,illustration,diagram,template,base,ecosystem,elements,islbarrier,ocean
Island: barrier islandsVector Graphic (SVG) Tracey SaxbyIntegration and Application Network156 views67 downloads (Details)Illustration of barrier islandsAdd to lightbox
Power line right-of-way Power line right-of-way on the Susquehanna River, just below the Conowingo Dam agriculture,Chesapeake Bay,farms river,sediment,trees,shoreline
Power line right-of-wayPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES169 views3 downloads (Details)Power line right-of-way on the Susquehanna River, just below the Conowingo DamAdd to lightbox
River Sunset River sunset on during a fishing trip in the Chesapeake Bay sunset,river,bay,chesapeake,fishing,horizon,dusk
River SunsetPhoto (JPG) Caroline WicksIntegration and Application Network149 views7 downloads (Details)River sunset on during a fishing trip in the Chesapeake Bay1 commentsAdd to lightbox
Grand Canyon Sunset over the Grand Canyon from the Desert View lookout.  national,parks,Arizona,recreation
Grand CanyonPhoto (JPG) Joanna WoernerIAN, UMCES165 views14 downloads (Details)Sunset over the Grand Canyon from the Desert View lookout. Add to lightbox
Freshwater forest A freshwater forest on Assateague Island, Maryland assateague,island,maryland,forest,dune,sand,wood,freshwater,water,shrub,tree,wildlife
Freshwater forestPhoto (JPG) Alexandra FriesIAN, UMCES105 views2 downloads (Details)A freshwater forest on Assateague Island, MarylandAdd 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,Little Creek,Little,Monie Creek,creek,marsh,mouth,Chesapeake Bay,National Estuarine Research Reserve,NERR,Somerset County,Marylandwetlands,protected,area,Deal Island,Wildlife,Management,Area
Monie Bay and Wicomico RiverPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES36 views4 downloads (Details)The mouth of Monie Creek enters Monie Bay, which meets with the Wicomico River and out to Tangier SoundAdd to lightbox
Healthy diverse forest Healthy forest on an Eastern Shore Maryland property, USA. photo,BMP,best management practice,climate change,forest,density,species,health,tree,wood
Healthy diverse forestPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network42 views2 downloads (Details)Healthy forest on an Eastern Shore Maryland property, USA.Add to lightbox