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America's Coastlines

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Welcome to our largest estuary, the drowned valley of the Susquehanna River. The Chesapeake Bay is a grand highway - a highway for migratory fish and fowl, a highway for transportation and commerce, and a highway of our Nation's history. It is also home to indigenous marine species, watermen, farmers, military, and folks who love the quiet beauty of the Bay. But, the Chesapeake is in danger from pollution, human development, depletion of traditional fisheries stocks, and rising sea level.

Enjoy the beauty of the Bay as you thumb through this album, but be thinking about how you can be helping save the Bay....

Excerpt from "Beautiful Swimmers - Watermen Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay" by William W. Warner.

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America's Coastlines Albums ~ Chesapeake Bay

eagles on nest
Critters

blue crab
Beautiful
Swimmer -
The Blue Crab



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