The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has just launched a new series of 15 short educational videos titled “Ecosystems on the Edge,” which mainly focus on Chesapeake Bay ecosystems and are viewable on Youtube. The videos provide glimpses of Chesapeake Bay environments that are both literally and figuratively on the edge of collapse. Biologically these are some of the most fruitful ecosystems on Earth, and yet also some of the most fragile. Invasive species, pollution and the steady march of climate change threaten their survival.
Discover the intricate networks of life these ecosystems support on the coasts and learn what Smithsonian scientists and others are doing to try to save and preserve them. To explore these fascinating and informative videos click here.