The Chesapeake Bay Program has released its 2018-2019 Bay Barometer that provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay’s health and the status of restoration efforts. The Bay Barometer includes updates on crab and oyster populations, underwater grasses, invasive species, and pollution reduction strategies.
From a statement on the publication:
The data in Bay Barometer reflect the Chesapeake Bay’s health over the course of many years and, in some cases, decades. The publication offers a snapshot of the best available information from 2018 and 2019 on ecological health and our efforts to protect and restore the nation’s largest estuary, as well as our progress toward achieving the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.