Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Analysis

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The oysters are an integral element in any saltwater ecosystem, including the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The oysters are a significant component of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem due to their ability to filter particles from water, which results in a cleaner water quality (Jacobson, 2013). The bay is currently experiencing a long-lasting drought, and the Department of Natural Resources is concerned that such crisis will leave a repercussion for the Chesapeake Bay water quality. The salinity level of the bay has been greatly affected by drought, which is influencing the oyster population of the bay. Historically, the salinity level of the bay has been 10 to 13 parts per thousand (ppt). Salinity is the measure of all the salts dissolved in water

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