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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Project Coordinator, Jackson Davis (VIMS) | Volume Coordinator, Beverly Laird (VIMS)
The effects of Tropical Storm Agnes on the Chesapeake Bay Estuarine System
Chesapeake Research Consortium
Chesapeake Research Consortium publication ; no. 54
Two days after Tropical Storm Agnes, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) established an anchor station at Mile 15 in the Rappahannock and Mile 10 in the James River. Both stations were in mainstream, manned constantly for 10 days, and took continuous current data from meters placed at 0, 6, 8, and 15 min the Rappahannock and 0, 4, 5, 8, and 14 min the James. Concurrently, 0.85 m diameter plankton nets of No. 1 nylon mesh were hung in the flowing surface water for 10 minutes hourly. A small collection of midwater (4 m) plankton samples was obtained from the James station. The shoal areas were not sampled for larval fish. The ichthyoplankton and zooplankton captured were preserved and later identified to species.
Hoagman, Walter J. and Merriner, John V., "The displacement and loss of larval fishes from the Rappahannock and James rivers, Virginia, following a major tropical storm" (1976). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 78.