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.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Under certain conditions, Slow Food enshrines diverse foods like the Delaware Bay oyster, the Green Mountain potato and the Sun Crest peach in the "Ark of Taste," a metaphorical protector.
Trawlers attempting to avoid these states' regulations have scraped crabs off the floor of the Delaware Bay and unloaded their catch at the nearest Virginia port at Chincoteague.
"The price of reforestation is heinously expensive on a per-acre basis," says John Graham, lands steward for The Nature Conservancy's Milford Neck Preserve along Delaware Bay, another Global ReLeaf Forest site.
The birds migrate from the tip of South America to the Arctic, stopping over on the way along the Eastern Seaboard -- primarily in Delaware Bay.
Delaware Bay hosts the second-largest concentration of migrating shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere.
When we bought our seven acre farm in the rural Delaware Bay area, we barely had enough money to restore the farm house and fence in the five acre pasture area.
(He quickly ducked into an inlet to avoid the commotion.) After passing through Delaware Bay, he went into New Jersey waters and made an appearance near Atlantic City.
"There was a lot of acrimony between bondholders and management during bankruptcy," says Andrew Herenstein, an analyst with New York City-based Delaware Bay Co.
He had been appointed governor, and his name was eventually given to Delaware Bay and the Delaware River.
The three sites are the border of Belmar and Spring Lake, on the headlands or mainland; Avalon, located on a barrier island adjacent to an inlet; and Cape May Point, at the tip of New Jersey where strong crosscurrents result from the convergence of Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean waters.
From Delaware Bay south, the river valleys were cut from low-lying, coastal-plain sediments.
The primary location of this event is in New Jersey and the Delaware shores of Delaware Bay for a brief period in late May.

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