Topics: About the Bay, Fun, Restore, Water Quality
Long a symbol of bad luck and evil in Western literature and myth, cormorants have been persecuted and slaughtered by fishermen and governments.
Topics: About the Bay
The number of tundra swans wintering in the Chesapeake Bay is dwindling. Find out why.
Osprey are an iconic part of the Chesapeake Bay. Their epic migration from South America to the Chesapeake Bay mark the seasons, with their return in March a traditional sign of spring.
Topics: About the Bay, Ospreys
Loons visit the Chesapeake in the fall and spring, but may avoid the Bay if they can't find enough menhaden to eat.
Advocates of expanded oyster aquaculture argue Cownose Rays are major obstacles to the industry. Scientists worry that killing rays to save oysters goes too far.
Topics: About the Bay, Sturgeon
The northern green frog is one of the Chesapeake Bay region's most common amphibians.
Terrapins are the only turtle species in North America that adapted to the brackish mixture of fresh and salt water found in the Chesapeake Bay.
To most Chesapeake Bay residents, the brown pelican’s outsized beak is just another comical trait of this popular but gawky bird.
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