2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)  
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2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2010 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (TN, TP, Chl a, DO) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. The six indicators are combined into one overarching Coastal Bays Health Index, which is presented as the report card score. Detailed methods are available at https://ecoreportcard.org/report-cards/maryland-coastal-bays/health/. The overall score for the Coastal Bays was a C in 2010. All regions declined in overall health when compared to 2009.

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IAN Author(s)Jane Thomas, Heath Kelsey
Date Published2011-06-17
TypeReport Card
ProjectEcoCheck
Maryland Coastal Bays Science Communication Products and Report Cards
Location(s)Assateague Island
Assawoman Bay
Chincoteague Bay
Isle of Wight Bay
Maryland Coastal Bays
Newport Bay
Sinepuxent Bay
St. Martin River
Number of Pages5
Filesize3 MB
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