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Eyes on the Estuaries Lesson

Students will learn how we monitor and compare living resources in U.S. estuaries. Students will retrieve and interpret data on the distribution of selected estuarine animals at various stages in the life history of these animals and relate these distributions to salinity conditions. Then compare the distribution of selected species in two or more estuaries, and to draw inferences about the ecology of these estuaries. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Blue Crabs Fish Oysters Birds Mammals
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Lessons and Activities
  • Level(s): High School
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Osprey Adventure Book

The heartwarming Osprey Adventure relays the way in which a boy and his biologist father save a large bird of prey from certain death. The tale is based on the work of real Bay hero, biologist Pete McGowan, who has studied these fish hawks for years and believes that most osprey nests unfortunately contain human trash that can be hazardous to the birds. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds
  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Science
  • Type(s): Books and Publications
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ScubaCam and OspreyCam

View live video feeds, from underneath the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory pier showing a small oyster bar and from an active osprey nest. 1) click on the "video gallery' link at the top 2) then click on the "streaming webcams" link 3) click on either image to start the video stream. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Oyster Reefs Oysters Birds
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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Whooping Crane Information

Offers lessons, activities and information about whooping canes from their migration to conservation. Launch Resource

Topic(s): Birds
  • Subject(s): Science
  • Type(s): Multimedia
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