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Abiotic vs. Biotic Factors in an Ecosystem

Define and differentiate between Biotic and Abiotic factors in an Ecosystem and how these factors interact with each other.  Things you will need Paper Your favorite pen or pencil Your Scientific Observation Skills Create a T Chart on your paper. One heading will be...

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James River Explorers – Shark Week

Create your own Shark Week! Check out the resources below to learn more about sharks and their teeth in the James River and Chesapeake Bay.  Some of these links talk about finding sharks teeth along beaches, if you do venture out, please pay attention to current...

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From the Marsh: Blue Crabs

From the Marsh: Blue Crabs

Welcome back to the marsh!  Blue crabs are one of the most important invertebrates in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to humans at least! They certainly live up to their scientific name of Callinectes sapidus, or beautiful tasty swimmer, and can be found throughout all...

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Riparian Stewards

Riparian Stewards

The James River Association’s Riparian Stewards are volunteers that work with our staff to nurture and monitor select riparian forest buffers installed through the James River Buffer Program. The first 3 years after a forest buffer is planted are critical to ensure...

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Tides – From the Marsh

Tides – From the Marsh

Marshes throughout the Lower James are influenced by tides, the periodic rising and falling of water. Twice a day, every day, the water will rise and fall by about two feet. What causes this? And why does it happen with such regularity? The answer is right above our...

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