The Science of the Chesapeake Bay with Doug Myers
Checking in on one of America's most important bay systems
Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Doug Myers, Senior Marine Scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation/Maryland Office, to the American Shoreline Podcast to take a dip into the exceedingly complex challenge of bringing the Chesapeake Bay back to life. It is the largest of more than 100 estuaries in the United States and third largest in the world. The Bay itself is about 200 miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Virginia Beach, Virginia.The Bay's watershed covers 64,000 square miles and encompasses 6 states, the District of Columbia, and hundreds of towns and counties. Upland land practices drive much of the degradation of the bay. How can this vast, overlapping, uncoordinated collection of states and communities work together to restore one of America's greatest bay systems? Hear the inside line from a scientist who tries to make it work day-in and day-out. Only on the American Shoreline Podcast.