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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Chesapeake Bay Program
The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. It is an excellent resource to learn more about the bay and how you can help conserve its waters.

Learn more about the skipjacks that sailed the bay for more than a century, including the oldest working skipjack, Rebecca T. Ruark, a national historic landmark.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
From the organization that made famous the bumper sticker Save the Bay, learn more about the fight to save the Chesapeake Bay.

The Center for the Chesapeake Story
Find out more about a group of artists, scientists, activists, educators, and writers who dedicated to raising awareness about the Chesapeake Bay.


Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel.Saving a National Treasure: Financing the Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. 2004.

Ernst, Howard R. Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003.

Haile, Edward Wright, ed. Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness Accounts of the Virginia Colony. Roundhouse, 1998.

Horton, Tom. Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay. Island Press, 2003.

NGS Resources

Horton, Tom. "Smith Island, Maryland: Soft Crabs on the Chesapeake." National Geographic Traveler (May/June 2003), 62, 65.

Horton, Tom. "Chesapeake Bay." National Geographic Traveler (October 2001), 132-3.

Horton, Tom. "Chesapeake Bay—Hanging in the Balance." (June 1993), 2-35.

Grall, George. "Pillar of Life." National Geographic (July 1992), 94-115.

Fisher, Allan. "My Chesapeake—Queen of Bays." National Geographic (October 1980), 428-67.

Wheatley, Harold. "This Is My Island, Tangier." National Geographic (November 1973), 700-25.