irwin posted:ANNAPOLIS, MD— Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, announced that the results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the Bay-wide blue crab population increased 60% from last year, to an estimated total population of 594 million crabs. The Chesapeake bay is approximately 200 miles long, stretching from Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Norfolk, Virginia; has an average depth of 21 feet (the deepest part of the Bay, a.k.a. "The Hole," is 174 feet deep and located off of Bloody Point, southeast of Annapolis, Maryland; ranges from 3.4 to 35 miles wide;According to the Census Bureau, the population of humans in the US is now about 328 million. The US is a lot bigger than the Chesapeake Bay, but not as deep.
Really great news for those of us who love the Bay. As an aside, the current WH occupant has proposed a 90% cut to the federal contribution the the Chesapeake Bay Program for 2020.