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Hide details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/75725F41C633A43385256A640052D429'>Sea Kayak Chesapeake Bay</a>] - A resource for Sea Kayak Chesapeake Bay - A resource for individuals and groups interested in sea kayaking with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay.
Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/22AA9E20E30450F685256B4600563764' Title='Click to open this page'>01 - A Tour aro01 - A Tour around the Chesapeake Bay - The Bay is often divided into three regions, the Upper Bay, from the Susquehanna River and the Flats to the Bay Bridge, the Middle Bay from the Bay Bridge to the mouth of the Potomac, and the Lower Bay, from the Potomac to the Atlantic Ocean. Each has its own unique character.
Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/F94D0096D965962B85256A64005348E8' Title='Click to open this page'>02 - Basics</a>02 - Basics - Just getting started? Here are some basics.
Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/88A183DF514D13E885256A6400537482' Title='Click to open this page'>03 - Intermedia03 - Intermediate Topics - Of interest to those with intermediate levels of kayak skills
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Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/04DC31678F40A57885256B0F00042820' Title='Click to open this page'>06 - Safety</a>06 - Safety - Kayaks are generally safe but present varied potential dangers. Use of the 6Ps of kayak safety - Planning, Partner, PFD, Preparation, Practice and Patience - can lessen these objective dangers.
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Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/FDCEAAB00565B94C85256AB200533831' Title='Click to open this page'>09 - Training t09 - Training topics for instructors - Training topics for those interested in teaching kayaking to others.
Hide details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/5BAE669EE91BCC5985256A9D0068D92D' Title='Click to open this page'>10 - Miscellane10 - Miscellaneous Topics - Miscellaneous information of use or interest to kayakers
01 - Chesapeake Bay Foundation Annual Report - Yearly assessment of the state of the Chesapeake Bay - The 2008 rating is 28 out of 100
02 - Natural Communities of the Chesapeake Bay - The Chesapeake Bay contains multiple distinct natural communities. These communities are defined by the interplay of light, nutirients and the mixing of salt from the oceans and fresh water from the rivers.
04 - Aquatic Plants of the Chesapeake Bay - Common Aquatic Plants in Chesapeake Bay
05 - Algae in Chesapeake Bay - The Chesapeake Bay is subject to algae bloom from early to late summer. All are harmful to aquatic life in some manner. some have been linked to harmful effects in humans as well. Covered are four types of algae that are not known to cause disease in humans - Mahogany Tide - Brown Tide - Chattonella verruculosa - Blue-green algae
Casseopea - Upside Down Jellyfish - I ran into these little critters on a day paddle in Coupon Bight in the Florida Keys. Fascinating little creatures of widely varying shapes and colors were all over the bottom of this protected mangrove bay.
Everglades Ecosystems - The Everglades is a low, flat plain shaped by the action of water and weather.Though Everglades National Park is often characterized as a water marsh, several very distinct habitats exist within its boundaries.
Horseshoe Crab - Living Fossil - Champion Survivor - They are older than dinosaurs. They are older than bugs. They are older than land plants. They have been on this earth 200 times longer than we have. More horseshoe crabs are found on the beaches of Delaware than anywhere else in the world. Find out about our oldest neighbors.
Kelp - We don't have it here in the Chesapeake. But along the rocky shores of the oceans in cold water environments, it's everywhere. Bull kelp and giant kelp ring the surf zone from California to Alaska and from Maine to Newfoundland.
Lightning - Danger and Beauty - New maps from orbiting sensors that can detect flashes of lightning even during the daytime reveal where on Earth the powerful bolts will most likely strike.
Mangroves - the roots of the ocean - Mangroves are the rainforests by the sea. Naturally resilient, they have withstood severe storms and changing tides for many millennia, but they are now being devastated by modern encroachments, becoming one of the most threatened habitats in the world.
Resurgin' Sturgeon? - Dinosaur-era fish seen again in the Chesapeake? A 170 pound female sturgeon captured in the Chesapeake bolsters hope for this endangered fish.
Sea Nettles and Jellyfish - Globular creatures appear each summer, driving everyone from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. These pulsing gelatinous disks trail long stringers that are used to capture and immobilize its prey. But the stingers that deliver lethal injections to small prey also cause mild to severe skin irritation to those bold or foolish enough to enter the water when these strange creatures bloom.
Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/BC081BFD0DE90B5285256B53001BC904' Title='Click to open this page'>11 - Equipment 11 - Equipment of Interest - Down to earth information on various kayaking equipment as used by avid kayakers on a regular basis.
Show details for [<a href='/kayak/kayak.nsf/0/D1DB06394DEE970985256B73004CE781' Title='Click to open this page'>12 - History of12 - History of the Chesapeake Bay - The Chesapeake Bay was an important region in the European settlement of North America and the early development of the United States of America
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