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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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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, UMCES29 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, UMCES72 views2 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, UMCES31 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, UMCES58 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 & Application Network35 views2 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 & Application Network35 views4 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 & Application Network160 views22 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 & Application Network70 views7 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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Coral habitats Conceptual diagram illustrating coral habitats from Cape Florida to the Dry Tortugas.  In this region, corals occur on hardbottom habitats, patch reefs, and deep and shallow bank reefs.  Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 170) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,coral,reef,hardbottom habitats,patch reefs,deep reef,shallow reef,octocorals,algae,sponges,hard corals,diversity,continental shelf,fossil,mangrove,slope,fore reef,back reef,Hawk Channel,seagrasses,algae
Coral habitatsRaster Graphic (PNG) Kris BeckertIntegration and Application Network, UMCES660 views71 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating coral habitats from Cape Florida to the Dry Tortugas. In this region, corals occur on hardbottom habitats, patch reefs, and deep and shallow bank reefs. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 170) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/Add to lightbox
Denali (Mt McKinley) Mount McKinley or Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet (6,194 metres). Denali means 'the great one' in the native language. alpine,snow,peak
Denali (Mt McKinley)Photo (JPG) Adrian JonesIAN, UMCES2055 views87 downloads (Details)Mount McKinley or Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet (6,194 metres). Denali means 'the great one' in the native language.Add to lightbox
Geological history of Florida Conceptual diagram illustrating a brief geological history of Florida. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 22) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/ diagram,illustration,geology,florida,history,cenozoic,mesozoic,plezolc,
Geological history of FloridaRaster Graphic (PNG) Kate BentsenIntegration and Application Network318 views2 downloads (Details)Conceptual diagram illustrating a brief geological history of Florida. Diagram from "Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment" (pg. 22) - http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/374/Add to lightbox
View of the valley and clouds from Haleakala Looking down at the valley and coast of Maui from about mid-way up Haleakala valley,Haleakala,coast,Maui,clouds,vista,views
View of the valley and clouds from HaleakalaPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES51 views2 downloads (Details)Looking down at the valley and coast of Maui from about mid-way up HaleakalaAdd to lightbox
New Point Campground New Point Campground and RV Park. Seagrasses can be seen off the beach.  aerial,Mathews County,Virginia,bay,beach,boats,creek,docks,marina,marsh,forest,parking,lot,protected,area,trees,waterfront,property,wetlands,RVs,campground,RV,park,recreation,seagrass
New Point CampgroundPhoto (JPG) Ben FertigIAN, UMCES151 views0 downloads (Details)New Point Campground and RV Park. Seagrasses can be seen off the beach. Add to lightbox
Wicomico Creek Looking southeast onto Wicomico Creek. The creek is bordered by agriculture and wetlands. agriculture,chicken,farm,creek,wetlands
Wicomico CreekPhoto (JPG) Emily NaumanIAN, UMCES57 views5 downloads (Details)Looking southeast onto Wicomico Creek. The creek is bordered by agriculture and wetlands.Add to lightbox
Estuary 2D: inverse salt wedge Illustration of estuary base with inverse salt wedge symbol,vector,illustration,diagram,template,base,ecosystem,aquatic,coastal,marine,estuary,inverse,salt,wedge,salinity
Estuary 2D: inverse salt wedgeVector Graphic (SVG) Jan TildenCoastal CRC195 views72 downloads (Details)Illustration of estuary base with inverse salt wedgeAdd to lightbox
USA HI: Kalaupapa National Historical Park Illustration of Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii, USA symbol,vector,illustration,diagram,template,base,ecosystem,aquatic,coastal,marine,terrestrial,cliffs,mountains,map,geographic,geography,USA,United States of America,HI,Hawaii,Kalaupapa,National,Historical,Park,NPS National Park,Service,Leprosy,Settlement
USA HI: Kalaupapa National Historical ParkVector Graphic (SVG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network291 views65 downloads (Details)Illustration of Kalaupapa National Historical Park in Hawaii, USAAdd to lightbox