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NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Catalog of Images

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Erosion - ironically below a sign stating boat speed limit to minimize wake and erosion.
Maryland, Holland Cliff Shores, Patuxent River 1998 June 20
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A fall high tide along a Patuxent River beach
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1997 November 8
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A winter extreme low tide
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1998 January 1
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A breakwater constructed to stop erosion
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1998 April
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Well-rings and grasses provide erosion control in this location.
Maryland, Abington Cove, Patuxent River 1997 July 30
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Overlooking the Ferry Landing Woods sediment settlement pond and marsh.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1997 April 19
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An abandoned pound net. These are used to catch fish, but also entraps many turtles and aquatic birds.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1993 May
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An abandoned pound net. These are used to catch fish, but also entraps many turtles and aquatic birds.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1993 May
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Flooding of low-lying areas at Holland Cliffs Shores by extreme high tides. Land is being lost at a rate of 1" per year in the Chesapeake Bay region due to combination of sea level rise and subsidence caused by lowering water tables. As population grows, so does demand for fresh water causing further subsidence, making events such as this increasingly common.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1993 Fall
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Flooding of low-lying areas by extreme high tides. If sea level continues its rise, such events will become increasingly common.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1997 November 8
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Flooding of low-lying areas by extreme high tides. If sea level continues its rise, such events will become increasingly common.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1997 November 8
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Ice marks the high tide line on these pier pilings.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1997 January 19
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Ice along the shore at the old steamboat landing at Holland Cliffs Shores.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1997 January 1
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Ice at old steamboat landing and covering the river at Holland Cliffs Shores.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1994 January 16
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Open water between the high and low tide lines at Holland Cliffs Shores.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1994 February 13
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A wintry vista along a frozen snow-covered Patuxent River
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1994 February 13
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The harbor at Port Isobel.
Virginia, Port Isobel 1998 October 16
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The harbor at Tangier Island, a classic Chesapeake Bay town.
Virginia, Tangier Island 1998 October 17
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Crab pots in a channel
Virginia, Tangier Island 1998 October 17
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Sunset over Chesapeake Bay from Port Isobel
Virginia, Port Isobel 1998 October 17
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Sunset over Chesapeake Bay from Port Isobel
Virginia, Port Isobel 1998 October 17
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Mouth of a tidal pond has been closed up by a series of storms and high tides
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1994 November 20
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Further loss of natural shoreline occurs as new boat ramps are constructed
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1995 Spring
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A Navy YP dressed for a holiday while the GALATEA, an old gaff-rigged cutter, travels the waters of the St. Mary's River
Maryland, St. Mary's City 1984 Summer
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The Cove Point Lighthouse
Maryland, Cove Point, Chesapeake Bay 1985 June 20
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A glorious end to the day.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent Rive 1999 May 25
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Arrow arum plants at night.
Maryland, Upper Patuxent River, Jug Bay 1999 May 30
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Arrow arum (the broadleaf plant) and saltmarsh cordgrass (spartina alternaflora)
Maryland, Mid to Upper Patuxent River 1999 May 30
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Phragmites australis lining small tidal creek
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1995 March
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Phragmites australis lining small tidal creek
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1995 March
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Canoeists exploring a marsh
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1995 Spring
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Iced over Patuxent River -looking upriver
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1996 February 4
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Back finger of a tidal pond full of the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) Eurasian watermilfoil.
Maryland, Patuxent River 1996 June
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A full moon reflecting off the river - almost at dawn
Upper Patuxent River, Maryland 1999 May 30
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Sunset and a small rain storm across the river
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1992 April
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A muskrat hut in a middle Patuxent river marsh. Observed at a very low tide. Early in the year so marsh grasses aren't too tall yet.
Maryland, Mid Patuxent River 1998 April 28
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Mute swans with 8 cygnets. Mute swans are an agressive invasive species. There are now over 3,000 mute swans in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1999 May 22
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Mute swans with 8 cygnets. Mute swans are an agressive invasive species. There are now over 3,000 mute swans in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1999 May 22
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5 mute swan cygnets. Mute swans are an agressive invasive species. There are now over 3,000 mute swans in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1999 May 22
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Osprey - Panion haliaetus
St. Jerome's Creek, Maryland 1987 August 11
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Osprey - Panion haliaetus
St. Jerome's Creek, Maryland 1987 August 11
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V-formation of Canada geese flying over the upper Patuxent River at dawn.
Upper Patuxent River, Maryland 1999 May 30
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The Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon sipedon - a common, non-venoemous water snake. Often mistaken for the Eastern Cottonmouth or Water Mocassin, Agkistrodon piscivorus. The known range for the latter does not extend further north than the Great Dismal Swamp.
Maryland, Patuxent River 1994 October 8
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The semi-aquatic Eastern Mud Turtle, Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum, is the mud turtle found in the Chesapeake Bay area. Found in wetlands and tidal marshes, is is easlily confused with the musk turtle.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1996 June 9
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Young naturalist inspecting a horseshoe crab shell. The carapace was empty. If this was a live animal, picking up by tail could cause injury to the crab.
Maryland, Lower Patuxent River 1985 Summer
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Juvenile human inspecting juvenile alligator snapping turtles.
Maryland, Patuxent River 1991 June
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Passing knowledge of the bay and its ways from generation to generation.
Maryland, Patuxent River 1987 April 12
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Fishing on the bay.
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1987 August 11
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A middle school field trip at Camp Riverview
Maryland, Point Lookout, Potomac River 1996 May 25
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Collecting water samples for acid rain analysis in a Chesapeake wetland tributary.
Maryland, Parkers Creek, Calvert County 1987 April

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