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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Philip E. Shelley, Ph.D.
Dredging and Sedimentation Control - 1980 : Proceedings of a Symposium held in Alexandria, Virginia, 22-23 April 1980
EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center
Fouling of deep draft naval vessels, in particular aircraft carriers, in the area of the Norfolk Naval Station has been a reoccurring problem since the early 60's. The principal agents of fouling have been the hydroid, Sertularia argentea and the fleshly bryozoan, Alcyonidium verrilli. The particular fouling problem encountered in the Norfolk area is not the typical case of the organisms growing attached to ship hulls but is basically a problem of sea suction and subsequent clogging of screen grates and condenser tube sheets.
Fouling organisms -- Virginia -- Hampton Roads, Fouling organisms -- Control
This chapter is from the proceedings of the First United States Navy Symposium on Dredging and Sedimentation Control. This report has been reviewed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, United States Navy, and approved for publication.
Diaz, Robert J., "Distribution and Hydrodynamic Properties of Fouling Organisms in the Pier 12 Area of the Norfolk Area Station" (1980). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 96.