Menhaden swim in Spa Creek in Annapolis, Md.

Larger fish like striped bass and bluefish are popular with fishermen, but healthy populations of smaller fish and invertebrates form the base of the food web. Ed Houde of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory explains what fish are eating to survive in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Produced by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program
Additional footage by NEAMAP Survey Footage: Courtesy James Gartland/Virginia Institute of Marine Science, PlanktonScope Footage: The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Music/Audio: “Cloud Line” by Blue Dot Sessions via Free Music Archive
Special thanks to Captain Pete Ide

“Bay 101: Food for Fish in the Chesapeake Bay” (3:36)

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