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Chesapeake Bay grasses down in 2011; rain, heat blamed

Underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay declined more than 20 percent last year, hurt by summer heat and heavy rains and snow melt that sent tons of mud and debris into the bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program said Wednesday. The ...

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Scientists: Storm damage to Chesapeake Bay not bad

HAMPTON, Va. — It’s rare good news for the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists say the huge sediment plume that formed in the bay after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee did not cause the widespread damage they had feared. The plume ...

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Virginia scientists to spy on bay oysters

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Attention Chesapeake Bay oysters: Big Brother will soon be watching you. To determine how valuable a foodstuff oysters are to blue crabs and finfish, scientists will place the celebrated mollusk under surveillance this summer. Virginia Institute ...

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