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Video of the Bay
See the Bay in motion by viewing video clips from in and around the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Video Explorer
A series of video clips that show many of the critters that call the Chesapeake home. The videos are developed by Morgan Wells of the Undersea Research Foundation, Inc. through a Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network grant.

American Eel - An American eel investigates the camera and swims away.
[QuickTime ( 482 kb) | Real Video ( 463 kb) | Windows Media ( 500 kb)]

Anchovies and Silversides - A school of anchovies and silversides swimming.
[QuickTime ( 483 kb) | Real Video ( 459 kb) | Windows Media ( 509 kb)]

Anemones - Several anemones sway with the current.
[QuickTime ( 488 kb) | Real Video ( 471 kb) | Windows Media ( 505 kb)]

Barnacle - The feathery appendage of a barnacle sweeps food into its interior while surrounded by anemones.
[QuickTime ( 448 kb) | Real Video ( 434 kb) | Windows Media ( 470 kb)]

Barnacles - Barnacles sweeping tiny particles of food into their interior.
[QuickTime ( 463 kb) | Real Video ( 449 kb) | Windows Media ( 484 kb)]

Blue Crab - A blue crab walks across the Bay bottom.
[QuickTime ( 629 kb) | Real Video ( 607 kb) | Windows Media ( 649 kb)]

Blue Crab - The camera follows a blue crab carrying some food items.
[QuickTime ( 151 kb) | Real Video ( 145 kb) | Windows Media ( 162 kb)]

Blue Crab eating - The underside of a male blue crab as he eats.
[QuickTime ( 958 kb) | Real Video ( 919 kb) | Windows Media ( 982 kb)]

Bottlenose dolphins - A pod of bottlenose dolphins frolicking in Bay waters.
[QuickTime ( 400 kb) | Real Video ( 377 kb) | Windows Media ( 414 kb)]

Delmarva Fox Squirrel - An endangered Delmarva fox squirrel runs along several tree branches.
[QuickTime ( 332 kb) | Real Video ( 321 kb) | Windows Media ( 342 kb)]

Diamondback Terrapin / Snapping Turtle - Diamondback terrapins and a snapping turtle investigate and attempt to eat some bait.
[QuickTime ( 1.5 MB) | Real Video ( 1.4 MB) | Windows Media ( 1.5 MB)]

Feather Blenny - A feather blenny swims among the shells of an oyster reef.
[QuickTime ( 572 kb) | Real Video ( 564 kb) | Windows Media ( 640 kb)]

Feather Blenny - A feather blenny feeds on some prey.
[QuickTime ( 468 kb) | Real Video ( 450 kb) | Windows Media ( 540 kb)]

Grass Shrimp - A grass shrimp forages for food.
[QuickTime ( 526 kb) | Real Video ( 507 kb) | Windows Media ( 542 kb)]

Grass Shrimp - Hundreds of tiny grass shrimp swim by barnacle encrusted pilings.
[QuickTime ( 928 kb) | Real Video ( 890 kb) | Windows Media ( 978 kb)]

Jellyfish - A jellyfish pulses through Bay waters.
[QuickTime ( 390 kb) | Real Video ( 384 kb) | Windows Media ( 407 kb)]

Jellyfish in flight - A jellyfish gliding through the waters of the Bay.
[QuickTime ( 783 kb) | Real Video ( 744 kb) | Windows Media ( 804 kb)]

Mantis Shrimp (and fish) - Two fish swim above a mantis shrimp.
[QuickTime ( 268 kb) | Real Video ( 261 kb) | Windows Media ( 283 kb)]

Mud Crab - Silhouetted in the light, a mud crab uses its claw to feed.
[QuickTime ( 456 kb) | Real Video ( 442 kb) | Windows Media ( 467 kb)]

Oyster Toad - An oyster toad lies in wait for prey to swim by.
[QuickTime ( 485 kb) | Real Video ( 469 kb) | Windows Media ( 500 kb)]

Redbeard Sponge - A redbeard sponge living at the base of an underwater piling.
[QuickTime ( 741 kb) | Real Video ( 735 kb) | Windows Media ( 775 kb)]

Redbeard Sponge - A closeup of the fingers of a redbeard sponge on the Bay's bottom.
[QuickTime ( 523 kb) | Real Video ( 525 kb) | Windows Media ( 589 kb)]

Sea Squirts - A closeup of sea squirts (tunicates) clustered on a piling.
[QuickTime ( 512 kb) | Real Video ( 492 kb) | Windows Media ( 551 kb)]

Sheepshead - A school of sheepshead fish hide under some underwater structure.
[QuickTime ( 721 kb) | Real Video ( 685 kb) | Windows Media ( 740 kb)]

Silver Perch - A silver perch preys upon a small anchovy.
[QuickTime ( 496 kb) | Real Video ( 480 kb) | Windows Media ( 480 kb)]

Striped Blenny - A striped blenny hides in an empty oyster shell.
[QuickTime ( 513 kb) | Real Video ( 497 kb) | Windows Media ( 535 kb)]

Sturgeon - A sturgeon swims on the Bay bottom foraging for food.
[QuickTime ( 785 kb) | Real Video ( 760 kb) | Windows Media ( 810 kb)]

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) - An underwater look at bay grasses and the creatures that utilize them as habitat.
[QuickTime ( 759 kb) | Real Video ( 719 kb) | Windows Media ( 787 kb)]

You'll need one of the following video plug-in programs to view the videos above: Apple Quicktime, Real Media player, or Windows Media player.


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