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It’s Chesapeake Bay Week

We’re dedicating next week to all things Chesapeake Bay-related (including an awesome Instagram takeover)!

Published July 24, 2016

Why the Bay? 
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Its watershed—the land that drains into the Bay or into the rivers, creeks or streams connected to it—is home to more than 17 million people and 2,700 species of animals, all of which depend on a healthy Bay for survival.

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Next week, we’ll be highlighting the many amazing things about the Bay, including its history and keystone species. 

Instagram Takeover with Jay Fleming
As part of our celebration of this treasured habitat, the very talented Bay photographer Jay Fleming will be taking over the National Aquarium’s Instagram account! Throughout the week, Jay will be sharing his favorite shots from photographing the Bay over the years.




To learn more about Jay’s work, visit his website

To see Jay’s incredible work, be sure to follow the Aquarium on Instagram

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