Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1966

Abstract

Reasonable progress has been made toward attaining the objectives of this project (No. 3-7-R). Considerable additional and new knowledge of the physical structure and dynamics of a theoretically horizontally-stratified estuary and the movement of the larvae and setting (spatfall) of juvenile Crassostrea virginica has been developed. Sedimentary processes, flushing times and the spatial and temporal distribution of the biological entities have also been investigated. Of especial interest have been the design, construction and verification of an hydraulic model of the system and the use of this scientific device to simulate movement of larvae by dye and to make 11time of passage studiesH, as described below. Later utilization will involve similar studies.

Keywords

Oysters -- Virginia -- James River;

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