Tangier Island is a small landmass in Chesapeake Bay, a large estuary on the East Coast of the United States. What state is Tangier Island a part of?
More than ten rivers empty into Chesapeake Bay. Which three are represented on the inset map?
Tangier Island is almost entirely surrounded by tidal flats, muddy areas that are covered by water during high tides. Where does the tidal flow that creates these "mudflats" originate?
Tangier Island is actually three tiny islands connected by tidal flats. Where is the largest expanse of tidal flats? What is the approximate distance of the longest stretch of this flat?
The map's blue numbers are soundings, which record the depth of Chesapeake Bay at different points. Using these soundings, identify the deepest point surrounding Tangier Island.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Chesapeake Bay Noun
large, shallow estuary of the Susquehanna and other rivers that flow through the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York and the capital of Washington, D.C., before emptying in the Atlantic Ocean.
East Coast Noun
Atlantic coast of the United States.
mouth of a river where the river's current meets the sea's tide.
Encyclopedic Entry: estuary high tide Noun
water level that has risen as a result of the moon's gravitational pull on the Earth.
body of land surrounded by water.
Encyclopedic Entry: island landmass Noun
large area of land.
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.
Encyclopedic Entry: map river Noun
large stream of flowing fresh water.
Encyclopedic Entry: river sounding Noun
measurement of the depth of a body of water in a specific area.
political unit in a nation, such as the United States, Mexico, or Australia.
tidal flat Noun
coastal wetlands, often found within the intertidal zone, formed when mud is deposited by tides.