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Main Title Basin-specific characterizations of Chesapeake Bay living resources status /
Author Richkus, W. A. ; Jacobson, P. ; Ranasinghe, A. ; Shaughnessy, A. ; Chaillou, J. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Richkus, W. A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.;Versar, Inc., Columbia, MD. ESM Operations.
Publisher Chesapeake Bay Program,
Year Published 1994
Report Number PB95138475
Stock Number PB95 138475
OCLC Number 184737649
Subjects Natural resources--Chesapeake Bay (Md and Va) ; Habitat (Ecology)
Additional Subjects Natural resources management ; Coastal waters ; Indicator species ; Chesapeake Bay ; River basins ; Marine fishes ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Shellfish ; Benthos ; Aquatic plants ; Biological indicators ; Birds ; Life cycles ; Abundance ; Spatial distribution ; Biomass ; Regions ; Graphs(Charts) ; Waterfowl ; Raptors ; Sumerged aquatic vegetation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD225.C54B175 1994 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/03/2008
NTIS  PB95-138475 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 258 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
The report presents characterizations of the current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of twelve basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay. The current status was assessed relative to an appropriate indicator of historical or potential status that was chosen on the basis of species-specific characteristics and data availability and is based on data through 1992. The list of key species examined included ten species of finfish, four species of shellfish, benthos and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) (as communities), four species of waterfowl, six species of colonial nesting waterbirds, and two raptors. The basins used in this characterization are delineated for use in the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Characterized Report, also developed as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program's reevaluation of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The major tributaries to the Bay--the Patuxent, Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James, and Choptank rivers--are designated as individual basins. Smaller tributaries and major embayments have been aggregated into regional basins.
"September 1994." Includes bibliographic references (p. 207-217)