Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1978

Abstract

The Old Plantation Deep Trough sampling area in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay began at the latitudes of the southwestern end of the Cherrystone Inlet channel near Old Plantation Flats (approximately 37°13.S'N) and extended north to the latitude of Church Neck at Hungars Creek (approximately 37°25.S'N) (see attached Figure 1: Disposal Area 2 and area to the north). Twenty-one stations, one-quarter mile square grid, were occupied on August 29 and 30, 1978 (Table 1 and accompanying Charts). Seven stations were sampled with a lined, 30-foot semiballoon otter trawl, seven sampled with a 48-inch wide crab dredge, and seven were sampled with both gears (Table 1).

Keywords

Marine animals -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.), Dredging spoil -- Environmental aspects -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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