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Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boat These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay. watercraft,fishing,oystering,shellfish,harvest,market,waterman,livelihood,occupation,working,Talbot County,Maryland
Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES39 views0 downloads (Details)These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay.Add 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, UMCES20 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.Add to lightbox
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, UMCES14 views1 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.Add to lightbox
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline. This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat. plant,marsh,wetland,native,bog,swamp,Maryland
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) occupies wetland shoreline.Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES11 views1 downloads (Details)This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.Add to lightbox
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata) This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat. plant,marsh,wetland,native,bog,swamp,Maryland
Pickeral rush (Pontederia cordata)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES9 views1 downloads (Details)This emergent aquatic, with its leaves and flowers above water and portions of the stem under water, is found typically in shallow, quiet water. The seeds can be eaten like nuts and the young leaf-stalks cooked as greens. Deer also feed on these plants. The common name suggests that this plant, as well as the fish known as pickerel, occupy the same habitat.Add to lightbox
2005 Corsica River Fish Kill A graph depicts the low oxygen levels and high ammonium concentrations in 2005 that caused large algae blooms. This put more stress on the ecosystem, resulting in the fish kill. diagram,corsica,river,fish,kill,algae,blooms,harmful,stress,low,oxygen,hypoxia,
2005 Corsica River Fish KillRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network13 views2 downloads (Details)A graph depicts the low oxygen levels and high ammonium concentrations in 2005 that caused large algae blooms. This put more stress on the ecosystem, resulting in the fish kill.Add to lightbox
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) A blue heron waits on a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,fishing,native species,shoreline,marsh,Talbot County,Maryland
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES17 views4 downloads (Details)A blue heron waits on a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD.Add to lightbox
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) A blue heron scans the water for its fish dinner. On a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD. Chesapeake Bay,bird,shorebird,fishing,native species,shoreline,marsh,Talbot County,Maryland
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)Photo (JPG) Jane HawkeyIAN, UMCES21 views0 downloads (Details)A blue heron scans the water for its fish dinner. On a Tred Avon River dockside at Easton Point, Easton, MD.Add to lightbox
Chilika Lake Fishing and Aquaculture Pressures Unsustainable fishing and aquaculture practices have put pressure on the Chilika Lake ecosystem. Dead fish thrown back into the water contaminate the lake while shrimp pens trap sediment and kill juvenile fish.   diagram,fishing,aquaculture,pressures,overfishing,water,contamination,pressures,chilika,lake
Chilika Lake Fishing and Aquaculture PressuresRaster Graphic (PNG) Jane HawkeyIntegration & Application Network2 views0 downloads (Details)Unsustainable fishing and aquaculture practices have put pressure on the Chilika Lake ecosystem. Dead fish thrown back into the water contaminate the lake while shrimp pens trap sediment and kill juvenile fish. Add to lightbox
Streambank Fencing Livestock Grazing Management  Streambank fencing is a best management practice that has lead to improved streambank stability, water quality, in-stream habitat, and populations of fish and benthic macroinvertebrates. Diagram from "New Insights" (p.16)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/
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Streambank Fencing Livestock Grazing Management Raster Graphic (PNG) Brianne WalshIntegration & Application Network9 views2 downloads (Details)Streambank fencing is a best management practice that has lead to improved streambank stability, water quality, in-stream habitat, and populations of fish and benthic macroinvertebrates. Diagram from "New Insights" (p.16)- http://ian.umces.edu/press/publications/438/
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Docked waterman's boat Docked waterman's boat in Chesapeake Bay. oyster,crab,shellfish,fish,equipment,livelihood,harvest,dredge,net,tong,dock,piling
Docked waterman's boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network69 views0 downloads (Details)Docked waterman's boat in Chesapeake Bay.Add to lightbox
Equipment on a waterman's boat Equipment on a waterman's boat in Chesapeake Bay. oyster,crab,shellfish,fish,boat,livelihood,harvest,dredge,net,tong,dock,piling
Equipment on a waterman's boatPhoto (JPG) Jane HawkeyIntegration and Application Network41 views0 downloads (Details)Equipment on a waterman's boat in Chesapeake Bay.Add to lightbox

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