Reducing pollution helps bay grasses withstand warming temperatures and more extreme weather
Climate change is bringing higher temperatures and more extreme weather to the Chesapeake Bay. Follow scientist Robert “JJ” Orth from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and learn what this means for underwater grasses—an important pillar of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
- Produced by Will Parson
- Additional footage by Carly Shonbrun-Siege
- Music/Audio: "Angel Tooth" by Blue Dot Sessions via FreeMusicArchive.org
- Photography: Virginia Governor's Negative Collection, Library of Virginia
- Special thanks to Robert "JJ" Orth and Brooke Landry
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