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Radio Smart Talk for Monday, January 7:
The health of the Chesapeake Bay is improving ever so slightly.
Last week, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its 2012 State of the Bay Report and gave the bay a score of 32 out of 100. That is up one point from 2010. The goal is a score of 70, which would represent a saved bay, according to the Foundation..
The Foundation scores 13 categories to compile the report card. They include oysters, shad, crabs, striped bass (rockfish), underwater grasses, wetlands, forested buffers, resource lands, toxics, water clarity, dissolved oxygen, and phosphorus and nitrogen pollution. Of the 13 indicators, five improved, seven stayed the same, and only one declined.
The only indicator that declined was bay grasses and that was attributed to high water temperatures in the lower bay and heavy rain.
Appearing on Monday's Radio Smart Talk will be Harry Campbell, Senior Scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania.
Listen to the program:
The gallery below features some beautiful scenery from around the bay.
Harry Campbell discusses the efforts being made to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.
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