2012 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)  
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2012 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2012 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) 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 and results are available on the EcoCheck Coastal Bays report card website. The overall score for the Coastal Bays was a C+ in 2012, with a slight improvement since 2011.

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IAN Author(s)Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison
Date Published2013-06-27
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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