Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
 

Your guide to organisms found in and around the the Bay.

Illustration of Algae

 

Phytoplankton/Algae

 Microscopic plants: the basis of the Bay's food web

Illustration of bethic organism

 

Benthic organisms

Bottom dwellers: worms, clams and more!

illustration of fish

 

​Fish

Valuable for recreation, industry and the health of the Bay

illustration of insect

 

​Insects

The Bay is a home and a breeding ground for many insects.

illustration of submerged aquatic vegetation

 

Bay Grasses

Submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay​

illistration of zooplankton

​Zooplankton

Microscopic animals: an important link in the web of life