Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Chesapeake Bay
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
Location
Atlantic East coast of USA. The bay is shared between 2 states: Maryland, Virginia, while the complete drainage basin covers 4 more states: Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. 40° N 36° N - 78° W 75° W
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Size Ref
River Length Area Drainage Area 165760
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface
100 Meters Depth
Description Primarily temperate, but a number of subtropical species visit the bay durning summer (Ref. 93252).
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Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
208 91 350 93252
Bailly, Nicolas on 04.23.13
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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