Videos: Bay 101

Browse our collection of videos to learn about everything from blue crabs and oysters to hands-on science and restoration projects.

  • Bay 101: Air Pollution

    What causes air pollution, and how do airborne pollutants affect the health of the Bay?

  • Bay 101: Algae Blooms

    What is an algae bloom, how does it form and how can it impact the health of the Bay?

  • Bay 101: American Shad

    What role do American shad play in the Bay's ecosystem, and how are experts working to restore them?

  • Bay 101: Bay Grasses

    What are underwater grasses, and how are they integral to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem?

  • Bay 101: Blue Crabs

    What role do blue crabs play in the culture, economy and ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay?

  • Bay 101: Dissolved Oxygen

    What is dissolved oxygen, and why is it necessary for underwater life to survive?

  • Bay 101: Fish Kills

    What is a fish kill, and what causes them to occur in the Chesapeake Bay?

  • Bay 101: Healthy Forests

    What do healthy forests look like, and why are they so important to the Chesapeake Bay?

  • Bay 101: Ospreys

    How does studying this top predator help scientists understand the effects of toxics in the Bay ecosystem?