Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

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Author: Edward O. Murdy,John A. Musick,Valerie A. Kells

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142140768X

Category: Nature

Page: 345

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The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake’s fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include• full-color illustrations of more than 200 species• text that is presented adjacent to illustrations for easy reference• detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, range, occurrence in the Bay, reproduction, diet, and statistics from fisheries research• spot illustrations that highlight critical features of certain fish• illustrations of juveniles when they look different from adults• appendices that include identification keys Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake’s waters.

Chesapeake Bay

Nature of the Estuary : a Field Guide

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Author: Christopher P. White

Publisher: Tidewater Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 212

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Describes the nine types of habitat found in the Chesapeake Bay area, discusses each one's ecological system

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

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Author: Alice Jane Lippson,Robert L. Lippson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883378

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations.

FISHES CHESAPEAKE BAY PB

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Author: Murdy Eo

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781588340450

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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This comprehensive treatise enables users to identify 267 species of fish found in Chesapeake Bay through a system of keys to the orders, to the families within orders, and to the species within families. Written by biologists affiliated with either academic institutions or the National Science Foundation, it offers illustrations from the Smithsonian Institution archives.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

From Alaska to California

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Author: Valerie A. Kells,Luiz A. Rocha,Larry G. Allen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418320

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region’s most current and thorough fish identification guide. Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you’re trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book’s coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters. Key features include· Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants · Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species· Text presented adjacent to the illustrations· Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf.

Rudow's Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake

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Author: Lenny Rudow

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 303

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Rudows Guide to Fishing the Chesapeake is the most comprehensive handbook for anglers on all of the Chesapeakes waters from main-stem bay to tributaries and tidal creeks. Detailed charts feature over 550 boating hot spots and 35 public shoreline fishing spots, plus 33 reliable public boat ramps. Specific bay sportfish and the most effective methods of catching them during each phase of the season are meticulously discussed on a fish-by-fish basis, as are both modern and traditional tackle and rigs. Never before has a fishing guide tackled each aspect of angling the Chesapeake Bay so thoroughly. Topics are as varied as casting for spring trophy rockfish on the Susquehanna Flats, jigging for seatrout at the Bay Bridge, wire-lining for flounder at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and ice fishing for perch in Port Deposit are all covered in depth. There are even sections on shoreline fishing for each area of the Chesapeake. If you want to boost your catch rate every time you fish the bay, this book will help you do it. See also Off the Hook: Rudows Recipes for Cooking Your Catch.

Rudow's Guide to Rockfish

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Author: Lenny Rudow

Publisher: Geared Up LLC

ISBN: 9780978727833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

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The striped bass-rockfish, to anglers living in this fish's southern range-is the most popular inshore gamefish in the Mid-Atlantic region. This book is dedicated to one thing: helping you catch more striped bass. Make that two things, because I'm sure you want to catch bigger ones, too. In Rudow's Guide to Rockfish, we'll pick apart the factors that have an effect on the way you fish: tidal patterns, water quality, sun and moon, weather changes, etc. We'll detail each of the major tactics used by recreational and professional anglers, and discuss which is most effective – when, where, and why. You'll learn my top 10 hotspots for catching stripers, and why each of these locations offers you an opportunity to enjoy the striper fishing of a lifetime. You want to catch more, bigger rockfish? Let's get to it!

Birds and Marshes of the Chesapeake Bay Country

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Author: Brooke Meanley

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press

ISBN: 9780870332074

Category: Nature

Page: 157

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A remarkably diverse population of bird life, migratory and indigenous, lives in the region known as the Chesapeake Bay country. It is one of the finest locations on the eastern seaboard for observing wild birds. Among the cattail and wild rice, the cordgrass and loblolly, from the countryside north of Baltimore to the windswept beaches of the Atlantic, are the imperilled canvasback, the boat-tailed grackle, the secretive king rail, the fragile egret, and the evasive snowy owl. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book is indispensable to bird watchers and conservationists in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Chesapeake Almanac

Following the Bay Through the Seasons

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Author: John Page Williams

Publisher: Tidewater Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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Where do the Chesapeake Bay's sea turtles come from in the summer, and where do they go in winter? Where do swans come from when they arrive in the region in November? Why do fishermen and sailors consistently see monarch butterflies out over the open bay in late summer? This book answers those questions and more. The fascinating natural history sketches in this book will enable those who love the Chesapeake to tune in to the bay's creatures and seasonal events. The fishing enthusiast will discover things that help him or her catch more bluefish or white perch; the bird watcher and the hiker will learn when to look for the appearance of the ospreys in the spring and the geese in the fall. The cruising sailor drinking morning coffee while anchored in a quiet cove will learn why a great blue heron stalks the shallows in summer; the canoeist will discover when to look for wild marsh flowers.

Exploring the Chesapeake in Small Boats

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Author: John Page Williams

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870334290

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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Tantalizing descriptions of the bays intricate waterwaysword pictures of how they are transformed over the four seasons of the yearand an informative discussion of the bays geology, ecology, and human history will entice the reader to get out and poke around in and on the water. Author John Page Williams, director of special field programs for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and author of the Naturalists Almanac in Chesapeake Bay Magazine, writes in a lucid, easygoing style as he introduces these waterways that he has been exploring for over thirty years. He fills readers in on all they need to know about water safety, boat selection, and seamanship, including discussions on the various ways to propel their boatsmotoring, rowing, paddling, and poling. In addition, there is a chapter on natural history gear, such as binoculars, field guides, cast nets, books, and maps. In the second section, the author focuses attention on a single example of each of a wide range of waterways that represent the varied ecological niches that ring the bay. These trip descriptions include information on access points, a short historical overview, physical characteristics of each watercourse and its banks, and remarks on the flora and fauna to be found there, in a narrative that at once stimulates and inspires.

Chesapeake Bay Wildlife

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Author: James Kavanagh,Raymond Leung

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583556764

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides. From the majestic blue heron to the white-tailed deer, this identification tool showcases more than 120 of the most common flora and fauna species found in and around the Chesapeake Bay. From birds, reptiles, and butterflies to fishes, mammals, and seashore creatures, this laminated, folded guide is an ideal source of portable information for nature visitors and locals alike.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

From Maine to Texas

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Author: Valerie A. Kells,Kent Carpenter

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898382

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 8886

Features a guide for over a thousand fish species that live along the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, with each fish's description including its biology, habitat, distribution, and size.

Marine Fishes of Florida

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Author: David B. Snyder,George H. Burgess

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421418738

Category: Science

Page: 392

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The most comprehensive book about Florida’s marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you’ll encounter—plus many that are rare—when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic and Gulf coastline, from habitats near the shore to deeper waters. Fishes found in coastal rivers and other brackish waters are fully represented, as are offshore species that venture into Florida’s waters often enough to be called "occasional visitors." David B. Snyder and George H. Burgess intertwine personal observations with results from research studies to provide accurate—often surprising—details. The result is a set of beautifully succinct identification descriptions coupled with information about each species’ natural history. From the largest sharks to the smallest cryptic gobies, from homely toadfishes to the spectacularly colored reef fishes, this book is certain to help you better understand the fish you’ve seen or hooked. Features of Marine Fishes of Florida include · Color photographs by leading marine photographers· Differentiation of adult and juvenile forms· Coverage of 133 fish families and hundreds of species· Size and geographical range data· Natural history and conservation notes· Explanations of geologic history and current habitats

Chesapeake Light Tackle

An Introduction to Light Tackle Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay

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Author: Shawn Kimbro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615562506

Category:

Page: 345

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Light tackle tips and techniques for fishing the Chesapeake Bay including full color photographs, fishing reports, and conservation methods for landing big fish on light tackle

Fishes of the Sea

The North Atlantic and Mediterranean

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Author: J. N. Lythgoe,Gillian I. Lythgoe

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262121620

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This photographic and descriptive guide to the fish species that inhabit the North Atlantic and Mediterranean is unique in its emphasis on the appearance of marine fish in their natural habitats. It expands and recasts the Lythgoes' highly regarded first edition published two decades ago. In particular, all of the more than 200 color photographs are new, and most are accompanied by line drawings that emphasize distinctive traits. The fish are arranged by class, family, and species, and succinct descriptions give detailed information about anatomy, distribution, food, and breeding habits. Most of the photographs were taken underwater, providing valuable information on how the fish swims in nature, its true colors and pattern, and whether or not it is camouflaged against its natural background. The geographical area covered in the book includes the Atlantic coastal waters of the United States and Canada north of Chesapeake Bay; the Mediterranean; and from Gibraltar north to the Arctic, including all the coasts of Europe. John Lythgoe, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, is an expert on the appearance and color of fish underwater. The section of the book on the gobies, a group of fish that are as difficult to study as they are interesting, has been contributed by Peter J. Miller. Gillian Lythgoe is a diver, photographer, and the future and managing director of Planet Earth Pictures, whose collection covers a wide range of natural history and environmental subjects.

Light Tackle Kayak Trolling the Chesapeake Bay

A Guide to Gear, Location and Trolling Tactics for Striped Bass

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Author: Alan Battista,Jeff Little

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781499522303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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Light Tackle Kayak Trolling the Chesapeake Bay: A Guide to Gear, Location and Trolling Tactics for Striped Bass is the first book devoted exclusively to this exciting sport. Advances in kayak technology have made catching trophy striped bass a reality of which many anglers are not aware. Shallow water, stealth, light tackle and huge fish make this not only the most productive but also the most exciting method of catching striped bass that I know. Throughout this book you will learn everything that you need to land the big one. The guide starts with the basics of necessary gear and finishes up with seasonal “micro” and “macro” pattern development that will give you home field advantage on your favorite body of water. Specific topography is discussed as well as which areas to target when looking at a nautical chart. Lure selection is covered in depth, and you may be surprised to learn what the really big fish like best.The tactics explained in this book help those in kayaks or any other boat pare down vast expanses of water into personally discovered hot spots. The lessons taught can be easily understood and adopted. Study them, then immediately put them to use through trial and error to yield maximum benefit. The book, while concise, is content dense. Seasonal movements of striped bass, an understanding of forage, how to set up a kayak for trolling, trolling tactics, trolling with friends and chart usage are some of the main topics Alan covers. He also throws in his personal topography maps of the Susquehanna Flats, which will be extremely popular!This book appears to be narrowly focused on the striped bass fishery of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. However, even if you've never set foot in the state of Maryland, or seen tidal waters where striped bass swim, you can still benefit from this book. It's a recipe for locating fish wherever you paddle or pedal a kayak. It applies to bass, perch and crappie fishing on reservoirs. It could even help you locate trout or walleye on the Great Lakes. Read it with an open mind with regard to the species and fisheries discussed, and adopt the methods to your local fishery.The book is packed with illustrations for the purpose of helping the reader understand under water topography, trolling routes, gear arrangement, lure and kayak selection. The many photos of HUGE FISH prove the worth of Alan's methods.This book will become a reference on your shelf that you use over and over again. For those that have fished with Alan, you know that he pulls no punches, keep no secrets and has a sincere desire to help you catch fish. He's written this book in that same spirit. He believes that helping each other will always come back to you. When we all catch big fish we create big memories, and that grows into big friendships. Look for him trolling his kayak on the bay!162 pages full of tips, locations and strategies

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

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Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Butterflies of the Western Chesapeake - Washington Dc, Maryland & Virginia

A Guide to Common and Notable Species

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Author: Arlene Ripley,Quick Reference Publishing

Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781936913916

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Butterflies of the Western Chesapeake: Washington DC, Maryland & Virginiafeatures 84 species of butterfliesand most of their caterpillarsfoundin the region surrounding the western regions of the Chesapeake Bay.Along with many of the more common species, several of the regions most unique species are also included: Appalachian Azure, Baltimore Checkerspot, Carolina Satyr and Mulberry Wing. This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use.Common and scientific names, adult wingspan, caterpillar host plants, and the flightseason for each entryare listed, making it ideal for field use. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

The Field Guide for Powerline Workers

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Author: Wayne Van Soelen

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781418014872

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 346

View: 2020

The Linemen and Cablemen's Field Reference Manual is an indispensable tool full of basic principles and best practices. This electrical application manual offers a reader-friendly, day-to-day approach to constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines - both overhead and underground. Completely up-to-date with the latest OSHA guidelines and safety requirements, this book thoroughly outlines strategies for risk reduction, personal protection, managing emergencies, and controlling hazards on-the-job! Readers will learn effective troubleshooting skills that will enable them to handle situations involving power outages, voltage irregularities, transformers, and more. The material is presented in a quick reference format so that must-know information will be easily accessible in the field. The Linemen and Cablemen's Field Reference Manual is an indispensable tool full of basic principles and best practices. This electrical application manual offers a reader-friendly, day-to-day approach to constructing, operating, and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines - both overhead and underground. Completely up-to-date with the latest OSHA guidelines and safety requirements, this book thoroughly outlines strategies for risk reduction, personal protection, managing emergencies, and controlling hazards on-the-job! Readers will learn effective troubleshooting skills that will enable them to handle situations involving power outages, voltage irregularities, transformers, and more. The material is presented in a quick reference format so that must-know information will be easily accessible in the field.

Freshwater Fishes of the Northeastern United States

A Field Guide

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Author: Robert G. Werner

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630203

Category: Nature

Page: 335

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"As a standard resource, this guide will attract a wide audience. This book will be useful to biologists, ecologists, and zoologists and will have an indispensable appeal among anglers, environmentalists, and fisheries professionals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved