2008 Coastal Bays Health Index Map

EcoCheck and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program release Coastal Bays Report Card

Adrian Jones ·
8 June 2009
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The report card gives the Maryland Coastal Bays a C-plus for ecosystem health in 2008. The study measured distinct differences in ecosystem health throughout the shallow bays behind Ocean City and Assateague, with southern regions such as Chincoteague Bay ranking higher than western tributaries such as the St. Martin River and Newport Bay. The Coastal Bays Report Card provides a scientifically robust – and geographically detailed –assessment of ecosystem health.

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