Are You Ready to Reach the Beach?
By Maha Ezzeddine
Tuesday, April 23, 2002
1. The "Ocean Bowl" in
Ocean City is the name of
shallow lagoon that is home to horseshoe crabs and sea worms.
17,000-square-foot skateboard park.
family-owned store that sells ceramic bowls.
boardwalk restaurant that specializes in seafood soups.
2. It is best to cook
two days of purchase.
a week of purchase.
the supervision of a marine biologist.
freezing it for a week, to make sure it is really dead.
3. Most of the proceeds
from the annual wild pony swim and auction on Chincoteague Island go to
National Park Service.
maintaining the island's natural environment.
local fire department.
4. A "peeler" is
type of seabird that skims the water, searching for food.
crab that is about to shed its shell.
who's been in the sun way too long.
5. From Washington, D.C.,
Rehoboth Beach, Del., "the nation's summer capital," is about
6. Some tourists visiting
the Eastern Shore catch their own crabs by
a few when fishermen are busy tying their boats.
their feet in the water.
a crabber's traps.
with a piece of string tied to a chicken neck.
7. Bethany Beach, Del.,
is known as
home to bustling
of the Quiet Resorts.
8. During the ride to
the Eastern Shore, kids crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can ask toll
9. Callinectes sapidus,
the scientific name of the Maryland Blue Crab, means
ground feeder of the ocean."
swimmer that is savory."
10. Which is not one of
the Maryland Transportation Authority's recommendations for travelers to
up on gas before you get to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
during off-peak hours.
to be towed or driven across the bridge if you're too scared to drive.
2002 University of Maryland College of Journalism
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