Chesapeake Bay

Largest Estuary

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Chesapeake Bay cuts across Maryland and Virginia; it is almost 200 miles long and from 3 to roughly 30 miles wide.  The surrounding area encompasses a range of environments, allowing a diverse assortment of plants and animals to flourish.

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/cultural_diversity/Chesapeake_Bay_Gateways_and_Watertrails_Network.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_bay

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