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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title New tools measure Chesapeake Bay health.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Research, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600-F-04-203
OCLC Number 613658908
Subjects Estuarine ecology--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Environmental management--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Environmental conditions. ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/F-04-203 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/07/2011
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-F-04-203 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA/600-F-04-203 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2017
EJDD  EPA 600-F-04-203 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 05/17/2010
Collation 4 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"December 2004." "EPA/600-F-04-203." Caption title. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The areas where the Chesapeake Bay's tributaries meet the Bay form the shallow-water ecosystems that provide breeding areas and protection for many of the seafood delicacies and waterfowl that humans cherish. Research has shown that human activities directly influence these shallow-water ecosystems. Any degradation of these systems impacts our quality of life. Marsh bird diversity, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in white perch, and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) are three ecological indicators linked to land-use that are being investigated by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) as part of the Atlantic Slope Consortium (ASC). These studies provide strong evidence that the environmental and ecological conditions of estuaries depend on the land use in their associated watersheds.