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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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Grassland


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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, UMCES320 views9 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, UMCES421 views5 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, UMCES372 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.1 commentsAug 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, UMCES319 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 Network319 views18 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 Network376 views28 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 Network788 views107 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 Network518 views54 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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Mills Island in Chincoteague Bay Mills Island in Chincoteague Bay, a rapidly-disappearing, eroding marsh island Maryland Coastal Bays,Assateague,Chincoteague,Mills Island,marsh,erode
Mills Island in Chincoteague BayPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES322 views8 downloads (Details)Mills Island in Chincoteague Bay, a rapidly-disappearing, eroding marsh islandAdd to lightbox
The Blackwater River in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The Blackwater River in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The river drains into Fishing Bay (in the background). This view is looking approximately south-east. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge,Blackwater River,Dorchester County,Fishing Bay
The Blackwater River in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.Photo (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES119 views6 downloads (Details)The Blackwater River in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The river drains into Fishing Bay (in the background). This view is looking approximately south-east.Add to lightbox
Rappahannock River Looking up the Rappahannock River, Virginia Chesapeake Bay,aerial,tributary,Lancaster County,Middlesex County,Virginia,tidal,estuary
Rappahannock RiverPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES69 views1 downloads (Details)Looking up the Rappahannock River, VirginiaAdd to lightbox
Rocky intertidal Tide pools form in the rocky intertidal area of Cadiz, in Andalucia, Spain.  rocky,intertidal,rocks,tide,pools,coasts,erosion,Spain,Cadiz
Rocky intertidalPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES139 views6 downloads (Details)Tide pools form in the rocky intertidal area of Cadiz, in Andalucia, Spain. Add to lightbox
Mountains 3D: laminated lake Illustration of mountains and laminated lake symbol,vector,illustration,diagram,template,base,ecosystem,elements,terrestrial,landform,landscape,feature,mountains,foothills,snowcaps,snowcapped,alp,craig,elevation,peak,pike,palisade,range,ridge,laminated,lake,sediments,layers,lake,bottom
Mountains 3D: laminated lakeVector Graphic (SVG) Tracey SaxbyIntegration and Application Network534 views143 downloads (Details)Illustration of mountains and laminated lakeAdd to lightbox
Sediment influence and water clarity Conceptual diagram illustrating the two-layer flow of the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries, and the sediment influence. Diagram from "Defending our National Treasure" (pg. 4) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/260/ diagram,sediment,chesapeake,estuary,salinity,gradient,water clarity
Sediment influence and water clarityRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane ThomasIAN653 views62 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating the two-layer flow of the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries, and the sediment influence. Diagram from "Defending our National Treasure" (pg. 4) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/260/Add to lightbox
Virginia's Eastern Shore Aerial view of the marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore. aerial,creek,geomorphology,marsh,wetlands,protected,area,Accomack County,Virginia
Virginia's Eastern ShorePhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES66 views3 downloads (Details)Aerial view of the marsh in Virginia's Eastern Shore.Add to lightbox
Severn River Looking up the Severn River from the mainstem of Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay river,shoreline,Annapolis,trees
Severn RiverPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES310 views11 downloads (Details)Looking up the Severn River from the mainstem of Chesapeake Bay.Add to lightbox