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Tred Avon River, MD

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

I got out in the kayak on a very low tide over the weekend and found Ruppia fairly common along the shallow fringes of the Tred Avon. It seems the dry spring and resurgence of grasses last year in our region has resulted in more grasses than last year.

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Mattawoman Creek SAV, 9-17-11

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

I surveyed about 2.5 miles of tidal Mattawoman Creek by kayak on 9-17-11, starting at the kayak launch at the end of Mattingly Road and paddling upstream, not quite reaching the bridge across the creek. The trip included high tide so it was only near the end of the trip that SAV was visible at [...]

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Shallow Creek, mouth of Patapsco, 8-24-11

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

The day after the earthquake was a good day to survey SAV in Shallow Creek with near-perfect weather and fairly low tides. The water could have been clearer (Secchi was 0.45 m) but it’s usually murky here, and the salinity was 8 ppt.  This graph compares those values to what we measured here in past [...]

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Mill Creek, Magothy River, SAV planted in dredged “shelves”

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Mill Creek on Magothy River had a 3 million gallon sewage spill in its lower nontidal reaches in December 2005, that added a large amount of sediment to its upper tidal reaches. Its uppermost tidal reaches were dredged last winter (2010-2011) to remove some of that sediment and restore the previous boat access. There were [...]

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8/27/10 Longs Creek, Back River (MD), planted SAV (with PS about Otter Point Creek)

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments

On 8/27/10, Mark Lewandowski (Maryland DNR) and I kayaked in Longs Creek, on the north side of the mouth of Back River (MD), which is largely surrounded by Rocky Point Park (see Google map), owned by Baltimore County. For VIMS SAV maps of this creek from recent years, see the creek to the left of [...]

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College Creek SAV and mussel update, 9-29-08

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 10/1/08 (Quads 30 & 31)
I visited College Creek on 9-29-08 to do water monitoring and check the redhead grass and dark false mussels that were both locally dense on my last visit on 7-24-08.  I found that the redhead grass was much less dense than it was 2 months [...]

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Lower Choptank River, 9-3-08

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (Quad 44)
Laura Murray took me with Karl Blankenship and Deborah Shafer to see one of her research sites in Irish Creek off the lower Choptank.  SAV area in that segment (CHOMH1) peaked in 1997 and 2002 at about 2600-2800 ha and has fallen in recent years to only 400-500 [...]

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Shallow Creek, Patapsco River, 8-26-08

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office  (Quad 19)
I visited Shallow Creek by kayak with Mike Lloyd, a student of Maile Neel’s at UMD.  I timed our visit to arrive just before low tide but the SAV in 3 parts of the creek was so dense and long (most Va shoots were lying on the surface) [...]

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Update on wild celery planted in June 08–Marshy Ck and Magothy

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
(1) Marshy Creek off Kent Narrows, between Chester River and Eastern Bay, 8/19/08 (VIMS quad 33)
The wild celery we planted on NOAA Restoration Day (June 2) is growing to the surface in several parts of the fenced area in Marshy Creek at CBEC, and there’s quite a bit [...]

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Magothy SAV, clarity, and DFM update, 7-26 and 7-29-08

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Peter Bergstrom, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 7-29-08
It appears the mahogany tide that has been in the upper Magothy creeks (Cattail and/or Old Man) since 7/5/08 has spread downriver to areas near the SAV beds. My long term monitoring site at Ulmstead/Forked Creek did not have reddish water on 7/18 but it did this [...]

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