Icy Waters and Chesapeake Bay Critters
Record cold weather in early January led to significant icing in large areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Icebreaking ships worked to keep shipping lanes free, and NOAA technicians responded to protect the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System buoys and sensors from ice. But the effects of this icing on the bay’s crabs, oysters, and finfish may take longer to play out.


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