Climate change may drastically alter Chesapeake Bay, scientists say

A paper co-authored by Raymond Najjar, predicts that the water of the Bay will see rising levels of dissolved carbon dioxide and higher water temperatures.


November 24, 2009

It is one of the largest and most productive estuaries in the world, yet dramatic changes are in store for the Chesapeake Bay in coming decades if climate change predictions hold true, say a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, and other research organizations in a recent paper published in the journal “Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.”

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The scientific paper recently published in the journal “Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science titled “Potential climate-change impacts on the Chesapeake Bay,” is available at the Web address: