The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a hotlink to the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, which documents the plan for improving water quality in the bay. This site features color diagrams of the dead zone as well as graphs of the dissolved oxygen content.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Ecology
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Food Webs, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water, Ocean, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: poor water quality