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Chesapeake Bay Test # 1 answers Key

1.  Susquehanna, Potomac, James, York, Patuxtant, Rappanhannock

2.  estuary

3.  Chesapeake

4.  is a measure of how much salt is in the water

5a.  primary producers

5b.  habitats and shelter

5c.  freshwater inflow

6.  is a zone of maximum circulation and turbidity

7a.  provides habitats

7b.  buffers and filters

7c.  flood control

8.  21 - 22 feet

9.  174 feet

10.  off of Kent Island, Bloody Point

11.  Annapolis, Bay Bridges, 4.4 miles wide

12.  4.4 miles ( 4 miles is ok )

13.  Mouth of Potomac, 30 miles wide

14.  185 miles or 195 miles ( field guide )

15.  Susquehanna

16.  1/6

17.  John Smith, Great Shellfish Bay

18.  Chesipiooc

19.  " The Bay ", Bay of the Mother of God.

20.  Baltimore, Norfolk, Richmond, Portsmouth, ( Hampton Complex )

21.  Atlantic Ocean, VA., Hampton Roads ( Capes Henry and Charles )

22.  Havre de Grace, MD

23.  Cooperstown, NY

24.  100 %

25.  64,000 square miles

26.  MD, VA, PA, NY, WVA, DE

27.  yes

28.  crabs and oysters

29.  overharvesting, disease, loss of habitat

30.  86 million

31.  soft - shelled clams

32.  striped bass

33.  crabbing, swimming, hunting, camping, power and sail boating

34.  Atlantic and Pacific

35.  Bald Eagle, osprey

36.  low dissolved oxygen

37.  absence of dissolved oxygen

38.  Pleistocene epoch, glacier

39.  18,000

40.  18 trillion gallons

41.  Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont / Appalachian

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