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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the Chesapeake Bay? Explore our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about the Bay and its watershed, habitats and wildlife. You can browse the FAQ by category, or explore the answers to some of our most common questions below.

If you have a question that hasn’t been answered in our FAQ, ask us by filling out the form below.

Can animals swim out of the dead zone to safety?

How do you measure dissolved oxygen?

How does dissolved oxygen affect blue crabs?

How does oxygen get into the water?

Does the amount of oxygen in the water change with depth?

How much dissolved oxygen do the Bay's animals need?

What affects the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water?

What is a dead zone?

Why is dissolved oxygen important?

What is dissolved oxygen?

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