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A “Hole” Lot of Surprises

A Hole Lot of Surprises

In the dark depths of the Chesapeake Bay, sturgeon, that are said to have coexisted with dinosaurs and survived cataclysmic ecological effects of asteroid impacts, swim among 350 species of various fish, never knowing that they share the bay with the sixth-largest crater in the world. Despite certain negative aspects that surround the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater, Poag explained that many unrevealed mysteries may still be great resources waiting to be discovered. Poag pointed out that the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater may contain mineral deposits such as oil, gas, gold or nickel which have been found at other impact craters on land and valued at billions of dollars.

In 2000, C. Wylie Poag, David S. Powars and T. Scott Bruce received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the Virginia Museum of Natural History in recognition of their discovery of the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater. Continuing their hard work and intensive scientific research, Poag and Powars, along with other scientists from various research groups, look forward to revealing the crater’s ancient mysteries.