Back to Baysics

Welcome to Back to Baysics, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation video series that introduces you to Chesapeake Bay watershed topics. In one minute, each video will explain why a particular issue is important to the Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Back to Baysics: Eastern Hellbender Salamander

    Snot otter, devil dog, mud-devil. No matter the endearing nickname, eastern hellbenders are vanishing from the Chesapeake Bay watershed, particularly in their primary habitats in the Pennsylvania region. Learn more in this edition of Back to Baysics.

  • Back to Baysics: Five Things You Didn't Know About the Bay

    In honor of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, we're sharing five interesting facts about the Bay watershed that might surprise you.

  • Back to Baysics: Underwater Grasses

    Why are underwater grasses so important? What do they tell us about the Chesapeake Bay? Find out in this edition of Back to Baysics.

  • Back to Baysics: Oyster Sanctuaries

    In the first episode of Back to Baysics, find out why oyster sanctuaries are important to the Chesapeake Bay.

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