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The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the US. Eleven rivers empty into the bay creating the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. From urban areas and cultivated fields in which wetlands were not preserved, runoff can run into the rivers unfiltered. This runoff can include nutrients that can cause uncontrolled growth of an abundance of algae which can eventually increase the turbidity of the river, not ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Field activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Agricultural science, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Mathematics
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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