Delaware Bay


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Delaware Bay

An estuary of the Delaware River emptying into the Atlantic Ocean between eastern Delaware and southern New Jersey.

Del′aware Bay′


n.
an inlet of the Atlantic between E Delaware and S New Jersey. ab. 70 mi. (115 km) long.
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Noun1.Delaware Bay - an inlet of the North AtlanticDelaware Bay - an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
DE, Diamond State, First State, Delaware - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Garden State, Jersey, New Jersey, NJ - a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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Bed group and subgroup Bed Upbay group Low mortality Round Island, Upper Arnolds, Arnolds Medium mortality Upper Middle, Middle, Sea Breeze, Cohansey, Ship John Downbay group Medium mortality Shell Rock High mortality Bennies Sand, Bennies, New Beds, Nantuxent Point, Hog Shoal, Hawk's Nest, Strawberry, Vexton, Beadons, Egg Island, Ledge, Table 2 One-year transition probabilities and the frequency of occurrences for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) population in each quadrant over the 54-yr time series were calculated from the Delaware Bay oyster broodstock-recruitment distribution (Fig.
In last month's Eye & I (page 67), I mentioned that I saw my best "inferior-mirage sunset" one August afternoon in 1978--one in which a "countersun" seemed to have risen halfway above the waters of Delaware Bay, before meeting and melting into the Sun.
And Alner completed a double in the closing Amy Chubb 21st Birthday Amateur Riders' 'Hand And Heels' Handicap Hurdle when Delaware Bay, ridden by Tom Dreaper, proved 12 lengths too strong for Joizel.
It has been installed at eight other ports around the country: Houston-Galveston, San Francisco, Los Angeles-Long Beach, Narragansett Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Soo Locks in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, and Tampa Bay.
In the Delaware Bay area, the crab spawning population dropped from 1.
Studies done along the New Jersey shore of Delaware Bay, a major stop for migratory birds, indicate that horseshoe crab eggs make up an average of 57 percent of the birds' diet during the two to three weeks they stop there to feed.
melas) was stranded below the deck of a beach home on the Delaware Bay, New Jersey.
Delaware Bay contains the largest known population, but surveys of the New Jersey beaches that border the Delaware Bay show a decline of about 50% in the spawning population since 1990 (ref.
After reviewing the information provided by van der Donck (1841) and De Vries (1853), Mead and Mitchell (1984:37) concluded that the whales hunted in Delaware Bay "may not have been right whales.
Edward (6 guns) off the Virginia Capes (April 7); blockaded by the British in Delaware Bay, he fought ashore at the battles of Trenton (December 26) and Princeton (January 3, 1777); forced to scuttle his ship, U.
As reported this week to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controls Surface Water Discharges Section, Kent Countys wastewater treatment plant is back within acceptable water quality levels for the effluent discharged into the Murderkill River leading DNREC to establish a timeframe for a federally-advised 21-day closure of recreational shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay north of the Mispillion Inlet.

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