Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study

Project Description
The Chesapeake Bay Earth Science Study (CBESS) was a baseline
inventory of Chesapeake Bay bottom sediments, particularly of
those properties or features (e.g. sediment type, water content,
sulfur content, carbon content) that affect the distribution of
toxic substances. The project, funded by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, was a cooperative effort between the states
of Maryland and Virginia. The Maryland Geological Survey and the
Virginia Institute of Marine Science were responsible for
sampling and analyzing sediments deposited in the waters of
their respective states.

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