Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Until 1965 there existed no publication treating any aspect of the benthic or attached marine algae of the coast of Virginia and Maryland including the Chesapeake Bay area. Prior to this date only minor references to particular species for this area .,can be found in the literature. This paucity of research can be attributed, in the main, to the lack of solid substrata permitting prolonged and extensive development of algal populations. Time spent on more favorable habitats such as the rocky shores of the New England coast offer, to the phycologist, far more rewarding results for his endeavors. (...)
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 429.
Ott, Franklyn D., The Marine Algae Of Virginia And Maryland Including The Chesapeake Bay Area (1973). Rhodora, 75(802), 258-298.