Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Shellfish Research
Public oyster grounds in Pocomoke Sound, Virginia, were charted in 1978 using an electronic positioning system to locate areas ~f oysters, shell, sand or mud. Over five thousand stations were occupied and 1,267 samples of the substrate were taken with hydraulically operated patent tongs. The information was used to draw large scale charts showing shorelines, depths, bottom types and out lines of public grounds. Substrates, elevations, slopes, oyster densities and spatfall levels were analyzed.
Oysters -- Virginia
Whitcomb, James P. and Haven, Dexter S., The physiography and extent of public oyster grounds in Pocomoke Sound, Virginia. (1987). Journal of Shellfish Research, 6(2), 55-65.