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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.

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What is the ideal salinity for eastern oysters?

How do you measure salinity?

What is the Chesapeake Bay's average salinity?

How is fresh water brought into the Chesapeake Bay?

How is salt water brought into the Chesapeake Bay?

How does salinity change as you move through the Chesapeake Bay?

What is the Chesapeake Bay's salinity range?

Why does salinity change?

Is the Chesapeake Bay's water salty?

Where is the Chesapeake Bay saltiest?

What is salinity?

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

What affects the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water?

How does temperature affect the growth of bay grasses?

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