Hi, my name is Sam and I live in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm going to tell you the story of my home.
35 million years ago a meteor collided with Earth where the Chesapeake bay is now. The impact changed the topography of the area and caused land subsidence, river diversion, a disruption of the coastal aquifers.
Now though, humans are harming my home and threatening the lives of my neighbors and myself with their pollution and over fishing.
You can help by cleaning up trash...
... and you can make a difference by cleaning up after your dog, limiting use of fertilizer, and planting vegetation along the shores of bodies of water to act as buffers.