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Entries from April 2014

Abundance of Chesapeake Bay’s underwater grasses rises 24% in 2013

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Widgeongrass expands in mid-Bay, eelgrass sees modest recovery
An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 24% between 2012 and 2013, reversing the downward trend of the previous 3 years. The increase reflects an upsurge from 48,195 acres to 59,927 [...]

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More Eelgrass in South Bay

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Earlier I mentioned that as were mapping the South Bay bed from the 2013 photos we were stuck by the large number of ‘dark specks’ on the photos in an area at the south end of South Bay which we had not mapped yet.  These specks were in an area adjacent to an area we [...]

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