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.

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.

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Author(s)Brianne Walsh, Tracey Saxby
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-06-11
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
Project(s)Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Dimensions1000 x 1556
Filesize513 kB
Number of Downloads100
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Required AttributionBrianne Walsh, Tracey Saxby, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)