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Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay 1990

Published: January 01, 1990

The Field Guide to the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Chesapeake Bay was developed to aid in the identification of tese important underwater plants.  Although the different species can sometimes be found in botanical publications dealing with aquatic vegetation, they are usually presented along with emergent marsh plants, floating-leaved plants, and algae.  A few publications exist that emplasize to the submerged plants, but they tend to be regional inscope and do not focus oon all species found in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.  This field guide covers the underwater vascular plants known as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) or, as they are referred to locally, "bay grasses".  this publication is distinct from other aquatic plant publications because it includes color photographs as well as line drawings and descriptive text to more accurately distinguish the individual species.

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