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View Resource Chesapeake Bay River Input Monitoring (RIM) Program

In the mid-1980s, the RIM Program was established to quantify loads and long-term trends in concentrations of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and suspended material entering the tidal part of the Chesapeake Bay Basin from its nine major tributaries. Site features information on sampling methods, water chemistry, publications, links, glossary, and a bibliography of valuable resources....

View Resource Chesapeake Bay: Measuring Pollution Reduction (USGS)

Website addresses the following questions about the Bay: How much nutrient pollution enters the Bay each year from its major tributaries? What is being done to reduce nutrient pollution? How is nutrient-pollution reduction being determined? Are the steps taken to reduce nutrient pollution working? Site serves as an excellent resource for both the beginner and expert. Site also includes several...

View Resource Biofilms and Biodiversity

This interactive lesson introduces students to issues of biodiversity in Chesapeake Bay. It features background information, as well as directions on how to conduct biofilm experiments using plexiglass discs or CDs to culture communities in your local body of water. The experiments demonstrate how water quality, depth, and biodiversity are linked. For students whose school is not near the...

View Resource Ecosystem Trends and Response: Chesapeake Bay (USGS)

Information on the Chesapeake Bay, the critical issues for its management and restoration, recent dissolved oxygen and SAV trends, and the USGS Ecosystem Response Project. Site includes maps, figures, and links that supplement the project explanations. Website also explores the direct effects of the Bay's changing characteristics.

View Resource Bay Link

A collaboration between several Virginia-based, Chesapeake Bay-related organizations, this educational website includes lesson plans, field trips, and student projects and activities. The included lesson plans represent most disciplines. The site also provides links to additional external Chesapeake Bay and general marine science resources.

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