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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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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, UMCES82 views2 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, UMCES138 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, UMCES84 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, UMCES103 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 Network79 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 Network81 views5 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 Network263 views37 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 Network144 views15 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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Old Woman Creek headwaters Many areas of Old Woman Creek in the headwaters portion are very shallow streams surrounded by farm fields. This small creek area has a buffer around it and then is surrounded by fields. Ohio. photo,stream,creek,agriculture,headwater,water
Old Woman Creek headwatersPhoto (JPG) Alexandra FriesIntegration and Application Network35 views0 downloads (Details)Many areas of Old Woman Creek in the headwaters portion are very shallow streams surrounded by farm fields. This small creek area has a buffer around it and then is surrounded by fields. Ohio.Add to lightbox
Stutts Creek Stutts Creek, on the western side of Chesapeake Bay aerial,Stutts Creek,Mathews County,Virginia,rural,development,waterfront,property,tributary,trees,town,creek,docks,forest
Stutts CreekPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES78 views0 downloads (Details)Stutts Creek, on the western side of Chesapeake BayAdd to lightbox
Icy Beach Ice on the Choptank River formed all the way up to the beach at Horn Point Laboratory ice,snow,beach,winter,frozen,Choptank River,HPL,Horn Point Laboratory
Icy BeachPhoto (JPG) Tim CarruthersIAN, UMCES112 views3 downloads (Details)Ice on the Choptank River formed all the way up to the beach at Horn Point LaboratoryAdd to lightbox
Vista in Shenandoah National Park Mountain vistas viewed from Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park Shenandoah National Park,scenic,protected,area,vistas,mountains,park
Vista in Shenandoah National ParkPhoto (JPG) Ben Fertig266 views14 downloads (Details)Mountain vistas viewed from Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National ParkAdd to lightbox
River 3D: cross section 3 Illustration of river base cross section symbol,vector,illustration,diagram,template,base,ecosystem,aquatic,coastal,marine,freshwater river,tributary,cross,section
River 3D: cross section 3Vector Graphic (SVG) Tracey SaxbyIntegration and Application Network506 views98 downloads (Details)Illustration of river base cross sectionAdd to lightbox
Mobjack Bay Mobjack Bay, Virginia, with the York River in the background Chesapeake Bay,aerial,tributary,rural,tidal,estuary,Mathews County,Gloucester County,Virginia
Mobjack BayPhoto (JPG) Jane ThomasIAN, UMCES43 views0 downloads (Details)Mobjack Bay, Virginia, with the York River in the backgroundAdd to lightbox
Lava flow at coast with spectator boat Photographed in Hawaii volcano,volcanic,magma,water,vent,white,steam
Lava flow at coast with spectator boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES49 views4 downloads (Details)Photographed in HawaiiAdd to lightbox
Death Valley National Park Death Valley has quite a variety of topography and geologic formations. Death,Valley National Parks,topography,geology,desert,dunes,srocks,mountains,valleys
Death Valley National ParkPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES62 views8 downloads (Details)Death Valley has quite a variety of topography and geologic formations.Add to lightbox