Bonzek, Christopher F., and Philip W. Jones.Assembly of the Population Dynamics of Important Commercial or Recreational Fish of Chesapeake Bay, an Atlas of Commercial Fishery Statistics in Chesapeake Bay 1929-1980. Technical memorandum No. 5. Tidewater Administration: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: This is just one example of the wide commercial fishery literature, and graphically shows the state of decline in many Chesapeake resources.
Boward, Daniel, et. al.From the Mountains to the Sea: The State of Maryland's Fresh Water Streams. Washington, DC: United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: This report summarized the state of Maryland streams, after many years of monitoring, and points to where improvements and declines were found. Technical but well explained and readable.
Clayton, John Edmund, and Dorothy Berkeley, eds. "Another Account of Virginia." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 76 (1687): 415-436.
Annotation / Notes: This is a convenient abstract of Clayton's Virginia descriptions, equally applicable to Maryland, discussing a wide variety of animals and plants, their uses and special characters. The Reverend Clayton wrote considerably more.
Cowles, R.P. "A Biological Study of the Offshore Waters of Chesapeake Bay." Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Fisheries 46 (1930): 277-381.
Annotation / Notes: Cowles and his predecessor Lewis Radcliffe were the first to do coordinated studies of the hydrography and biology of the Bay, from 1915 to 1922. The kinds of organisms they found suggest the Bay was not yet experiencing the chronic summer loss of deep water dissolved oxygen encountered in today's polluted estuary.
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