ANIMALS & PLANTS
These pages provide information about Chesapeake Bay fish, crabs &
shellfish, bay grasses (SAV), the lower food web, birds, mammals, reptiles
& amphibians, exotic species, and more plants & animals.
& Coastal Bay Life
A guide to organisms found in and around the bay. Includes a detailed
natural history database with an extensive species listing including fish,
bay grasses, benthic organisms, aquatic insects, zooplankton, and phytoplankton.
Horseshoe Crab History, Biology, Research and Conservation
This site is provides an excellent source of research-based information about horseshoe crab biology, life stages, reproduction, history and management.
Sea Nettles in Chesapeake Bay
Maps of probable sea
nettle presence are created on this site by identifying locations where
the current environmental conditions are favorable to sea nettles. This
is accomplished using data derived from hydrodynamic computer models and
NOAA satellites. Species identification and background information is
also provided here.
Grasses in Classes
As part of the Bay Grasses in Classes program, students will grow bay
grasses in the classroom for transplanting to select areas in the Bay.
The program, cooperatively developed by DNR and CBF, provides teacher
instruction, curricula and equipment.
Facts: Maryland DNR Fisheries Service
Fish facts is a collection of information about the wide variety of fish
you can find in the state of Maryland. The individual fact sheets will
give you information about where you could find the organism, what they
eat, breeding patterns and identification information.
Health in the Chesapeake Bay
Learn about health issues of fish found in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Grasses General Information
This page discusses different types of SAV, growth, and abundance.
Crabs in the Chesapeake
This site includes general information about the blue crab, and management
and research strategies.
Blue Crab Education Page
This site includes basic info about the blue crab life cycle, fishery,
anatomy (including a "talking blue crab"), and blue crab data,
research reports, and educational resources.
This site covers the crab's life history, fishery, and management.