Investigative Reports

Depletion of Food Supply Disrupts Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Depletion of Food Supply Disrupts Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem The Chesapeake Bay ecosystem has been disrupted by declining numbers of Atlantic menhaden, bay anchovy and blue crab, important components of the food web. Menhaden and bay anchovy are a vital source of food for fish and fish-eating birds. When abundant, menhaden are important filter feeders that … Continue reading “Depletion of Food Supply Disrupts Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem”

Effects of Menhaden Depletion on Atlantic Coast Striped Bass

The Atlantic menhaden decline along the East Coast of the United States has profound ecological significance, engendering concern and controversy regarding management of our coastal fisheries. Menhaden are a vital component of the coastal food web, important in the diet of many predators and crucial to the diet of large striped bass. Menhaden are a … Continue reading “Effects of Menhaden Depletion on Atlantic Coast Striped Bass”