Carolina Bays

Carolina Bays

[‚kar·ə′lī·nə ′bāz]
(geography)
Shallow, marshy, often ovate depressions on the coastal plain of the mideastern and southeastern United States of unknown origin.
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Tenders are invited for Project Development Study and Preparation of Federal EIS for Proposed Carolina Bays Parkway (SC 31) Extension
Study site.-Ellenton Bay, located in South Carolina, U.S.A., is a semipermanent fishless freshwater wetland typical of Carolina bays (Sharitz, 2003).
A host of unusual geological features, collectively known as Carolina Bays, hints at the cataclysm's location, says team member George A.
During her career with GZA Kwiatkowski has worked on the Second Avenue Subway Project in New York City, Carolina Bays Parkway in South Carolina, the Central Artery in Boston, MA, CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge, MA, and the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site in west-central South Carolina contains approximately 350 Carolina bays. Nearly, two-thirds of the bays were degraded or destroyed prior to federal acquisition of the land.
Seen from the air, most Carolina bays appear oval-shaped with their long axes aligned from northwest to southeast.
The swamps, canebrakes, Carolina bays and pine plantations of the southeast are inhospitable to man, but they're home to some of the nation's densest deer herds.
This study was performed to see how pH varied across the surface and by depth in one of the many Carolina Bays on the Savannah River Site.
Many of these managed forests are contiguous with Carolina bays, natural wetlands unique to the southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain (Schalles et al., 1989).
Many of the fields in the southeast coastal plain contain depression areas called Carolina Bays. The soils in and around the bays are often less productive than those throughout the rest of the fields and are the cause of a large amount of yield variation each year.
Carolina bays are one of the major wetland types in the south-eastern United States, consisting of shallow depressions located throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plain Province (Sheritz and Gibbons, 1982).
The study was conducted in terrestrial habitats adjacent to Ellenton Bay, a 10-ha Carolina bay wetland on the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina (see Sharitz and Gibbons, 1982, for a site description).

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