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Near Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

You're looking out over... A Productive Nursery

 
 
You're looking out over... A Productive Nursery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 27, 2015
1. You're looking out over... A Productive Nursery Marker
Inscription. You wouldn't know it from the surface. But this shallow bay (only three to four feet in mose areas) brims with life. What lies beneath? Plankton, algae, grasses, worms, shrimp and minnows, clams and crabs, flounders and eels, stingrays and skates... Few other marine environments nurture so much life.

What's it worth?
This is a place where fresh and salt water mix creating conditions which support a great diversity of plants and animals. A plush carpet of underwater grasses provides vital food, habitat, and refuge for aquatic life.

Most life in the sea depends upon these productive coastal bays and other estuaries like it. In this complex web of connections, there is something for everyone.
 
Erected by Assateague Island National Seashore.
 
Location. 38° 14.853′ N, 75° 9.288′ W. Marker is near Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Verrazano Bridge (Maryland Route 611) and Marsh View Lane. Touch for map. Marker is located behind the Barrier Island Visitor Center at Assateague Island National Seashore. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin MD 21811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

Sinepuxent Bay and Marker as seen from the Barrier Island Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 28, 2015
2. Sinepuxent Bay and Marker as seen from the Barrier Island Visitor Center
The Trail in the foreground is a 1/2 miles long and leads to the Historic Rackliffe House. The house is open seasonally for tours and when it is open, you may choose to walk this scenic path to the house.
distance of this marker. Sheltered Waters (here, next to this marker); Caring for the Bay (here, next to this marker); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wild Ponies (about 700 feet away); Treasures from the Past (about 800 feet away); Verrazano Bridge (about 800 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rackliffe Plantation Milk House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Barrier Island Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 27, 2015
3. Barrier Island Visitor Center
This facility replaced the older Barrier Island visitor center, which was located a little farther from the Verranzano Bridge. The old visitor center is now used as the park headquarters.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide shot of the marker, bay and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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