Starting with the food chain in Chesapeake bay, the plants and algae play the basis role in food chain. They make their own food by sunlight. These plants and algae are bay grass and free floating algae. The plants and algae not only feeds all other organisms in the water but also gives homes and shelter for other organisms. Frogs lay their eggs on the bay grass, giving the tadpoles a home. Fish use the grass for shelter, to hide and protect themselves. Next in the food chain are copepods, which are very small organisms in the animal community, which are mostly referred to as zooplankton. These zooplankton consume the algae and bay grass. The next link in the food chain are anchovies. Anchovies consume the zooplankton. The anchovies are then eaten by tertiary consumers, which are the bigger fish. The last link in the food chain are humans. We then eat the bigger fish (Food Web). Now, if the algae and bay grass population decreases, then all of the other organisms population in the …show more content…
Pollutants from factories, cars, boats, and litter are all the things humans use to pollute the bay. The bay contains a high amount of phosphorus and nitrogen. Phosphorus and nitrogen are needed for organisms and plants to be able to survive. However, an excess amount of phosphorus and nitrogen degrade the quality of Chesapeake bays water. Phosphorus and nitrogen feed algae blooms that block sunlight to the underwater bay grass and leaving a low supply of oxygen in the water. All organisms need oxygen to survive and when their is not enough oxygen, it leaves plants and animals to die. The area of water where there is a low count of oxygen are often called a dead zones. Also, an increase of the pH level in the water can be created because of algae blooms. The toxic killing algae can make humans sick. For the aquatic animals, these toxins attack mainly the organisms liver and nervous system (Nitrogen and
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Eutrophication, which is excessive richness of nutrients in any form of body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen, is another reason why the creek could be polluted. Fertilizers are used in farming to provide crops with nutrients, but they also play a big role in the Eutrophication process. If too much fertilizer is used, it leaches from the soil in
The Megaladon and his family live in the Indian Ocean near the coral reef. The Megaladon’s name is Junior and the children are Max and Matthew. Another shark came out of nowhere and ate his children when the Megaladon went to find food. The Megaladon came ack to find all the sharks dead.
One issue found is the creation of smelly phytoplankton that makes murky unclear waters along with aquatic impurities. Moreover, the reduction of growth due to poor light conditions and dying plants make it difficult for predatory fish to hunt leading to overpopulation. (Chislock, 2013) Eutrophication can be found in many of our water resources such as ponds, estuaries, and bays. One region with high areas with eutrophication is in a lake shared by Kisumu, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda.
Steeped in history and with access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay, Orleans began attracting tourists and summer residents during the last half of the 19th century. Whether they are full-time residents or business owners, the people in Orleans know that they can trust Dirtworks to provide them with quality work whenever asphalt paving, asphalt repairs, driveway paving, reclamation, milling, parking lot striping, asphalt sealcoating, snow removal or site work is needed. (-- removed HTML --) The History of Orleans (-- removed HTML --) The first English settlers were Pilgrims who relocated to the area in 1693 from the Plymouth Colony due to their dissatisfaction with the small grants of land and poor soil in Plymouth.
The marine life that was once present in the Bay a few decades ago have now decreased tremendously in size because of overfishing and polluted waters. The water of the Bay area now has gathered large amounts of pollution, debris, disease, and overfishing, which threatened the marine life. Chesapeake Bay is slowly decreasing in cleanliness and ocean life, which are essential to the Bay. What is this family doing to prevent the
To those residing on the eastern coast near Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the problem of the Chesapeake Bay is obvious. The bay lacks water clarity, has difficulties sustaining aquatic life, and faces population threatening issues like dead zones and algae blooms. There are a myriad of ways in which the bay is polluted, however the most direct link to the bay’s poor water clarity is the overflowing amounts of nutrient and sediment pollution. Bay clarity is crucial, not only for a pretty appearance, but also for the health of the bay grasses and fish living in the bay.
This watershed is significantly smaller but borders many pasture and croplands, which are more than often the most unfavorable point source pollution to water bodies. The waters within this watershed were also from the hydrography dataset. The rivers and streams in both the New River watershed and the Chesapeake Bay watershed are represented as hydrolines. The Chesapeake Bay polygon was derived from the Department of Environmental
However, an overabundance of some nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, impairs water quality. “Agriculture is the largest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.” quotes the Washington Post (Baker, 2015). About 50% of phosphorus and 40% of nitrogen dumped into the bay stems from agricultural runoff. According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, “Each year, roughly 300 million pounds of polluting nitrogen reaches the Chesapeake Bay—about six times the amount that reached the bay in the 1600s.”(cfb.org). The major sources of the excess nutrients comes from over fertilization of crops with animal manure seeping into waterways, and animals having direct access to waters where waste is carried into the watershed (Baker, 2015).
It is a source of livelihood for anglers, crabbers, and boaters, generating billions of dollars in revenue each year. The Bay also fosters a unique ecosystem, home to more than 2,700 species of plants and animals that rely on it. An unhealthy Bay will lead to the extinction of species and ecosystem collapse. Additionally, the Bay's health has public health implications. Poor water quality can cause diseases such as shellfish poisoning, which can be
While many neighborhoods in the cities of East Coast are popular for their skylines, Boston is more known for its upscale master-planned communities and vibrant neighborhoods. Although most of the Boston neighborhoods feature something unique with a distinctive appeal, the Back Bay neighborhood stands atop the list among top neighborhoods in this city because of many reasons. Boston’s Back Bay is home to posh waterfront communities, ancient Victorian brownstone homes, a pulsating dining and shopping hub and a vibrant nightlife scene. Even though the neighborhood is comparatively small, the Back Bay has made to the top as Boston’s epicenter for upscale living and activities. Here is a brief overview.
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States located between Maryland and Virginia lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It has more than 150 major rivers and streams covering parts of six states New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland Virginia and West Virginia. Nearly 17 million people live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and affect the waters pollution. The Bay is very important to the economy of Maryland and Virginia providing economic resources, including crabs, oysters and rockfish, as well as recreational activities in and around the water. Due to the increase in the amount of pollution in the water, the wildlife and the recreational activities in the bay have slowly went down.
LOCATION OF CAMP Emerald bay is on the Northwest side of Santa Catalina. Emerald Bay is 24 miles away from Los Angels. Emerald Bay is a boy scout camp that has visitors every week. We are known for having the most abalone in southern cali and the amazing snorkeling. The climate here is mostly sunny, it gets from the 60s to the 80s.
Water Pollution is a huge environmental problem that has serious effects on marine habitats, animals, and water quality. BP1: The world's marine habitat has been getting worse because of how bad the pollution has gotten. “ Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land based activities “ (source 5 ). This quote explains how most of the water pollution is caused by human activity. “ Plastic litter does not degrade, can be expected to last in the oceans for hundreds of years “ ( source 6 ).