Life in the Chesapeake Bay

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JHU Press, May 31, 2006 - Nature - 324 pages
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Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book's descriptions of the Bay's plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails.

Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research.

This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers—year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen.

  

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Contents

List of Maps
ix
Preface
x
Past Present and Future
xiii
ECOLOGY OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
5
Typical Habitats of the Bay and Its Tributaries
7
Classification of Animals and Plants
13
SAND BEACHES
27
Dwellers on the Beach
29
Crustaceans of the Shallows
153
Clams of the Shallows
158
Snails of Fresher Waters
159
Birds of the Shallows
161
Turtles and Snakes
168
SEAGRASS MEADOWS AND WEED BEDS
175
Seagrass Meadows
180
Weed Beds of the Upper Bay
194

Signs of Life
35
Birds of the Beach
38
Ancient Relics of the Sea
42
Shell Guide
46
INTERTIDAL FLATS
57
Plant Life on the Flats
58
Roamers over the Flats
59
The World beneath the Intertidal Muds
69
Waders and Pickers on the Flats
86
PIERS ROCKS AND JETTIES
95
Barnacles
96
Bugs of the Pilings
98
Worms on the Pilings
100
Mussels
102
Sponges
103
Sea Anemones
105
Hydroids Feathery Animals
107
Whip Coral
109
Skeleton Shrimps
110
Bryozoans
111
Termites of the Sea
114
Aerial Gleaners
116
SHALLOW WATERS
125
Fishes
126
Plankton Soup
144
Insects of the Shallows
150
WETLANDS
201
Tidal Freshwater Marshes
203
Salt Marshes
209
The Maritime Forest
216
Forested Wetlands
217
Insects of the Wetlands
224
Birds of the Wetlands
227
Mammals of the Marshes
236
OYSTER BARS
243
The Famous Oyster
245
Life in on and among the Oysters
246
Crabs and Other Crustaceans
249
Mollusks of the Oyster Community
250
Fishes
251
DEEPER OPEN WATERS
259
Dwellers on the Bottom
260
Dwellers in the Bottom
262
Creatures of the Open Waters
266
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Open Waters
280
Birds of the Open Waters
281
Glossary
291
Species List and Distributions by Salinity Zones
293
Birds Species List and Seasonal Occurrence
307
Selected References
309
Index
313
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JSTOR: Life in the Chesapeake Bay
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Northeastern Naturalist: Life in the Chesapeake Bay
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About the author (2006)

Alice Jane Lippson is a biological illustrator and researcher in estuarine ecology. Robert L. Lippson, prior to his retirement, was a marine scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service and an adjunct professor of invertebrate zoology at Michigan State University. The Lippsons live and work on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

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