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Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of The Upper York River, Virginia The Mattaponi And Pamunkey Rivers, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mark Richards, Peter F. Delisle Dec 2004

Chemical And Toxicological Characterization Of The Upper York River, Virginia The Mattaponi And Pamunkey Rivers, Morris H. Roberts Jr., Mark Richards, Peter F. Delisle

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This study describes the most extensive effort to characterize the chemistry, toxicology and community of the sediments of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers. This was accomplished using a study design modified to expand the number of stations occupied by reducing the cost of analyses by compositing replicate samples collected from each study site rather than performing toxicity tests on these samples individually. In previous studies, the variability in field replicate samples was equivalent to the variability in laboratory replicates. This design has long been used to analyze samples for various chemical contaminants as a cost savings endeavor. More ....


Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report 1 September 2003 - 31 August 2004, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Bonnie G. Holliman Nov 2004

Evaluation Of Striped Bass Stocks In Virginia : Monitoring And Tagging Studies, 2004-2008 Annual Report 1 September 2003 - 31 August 2004, Philip W. Sadler, John M. Hoenig, Robert E. Harris, Bonnie G. Holliman

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This report presents the results of striped bass (Marone saxatilis) tagging and monitoring activities in Virginia during the period 1 August 2003 through 31 August 2004. It includes an assessment of the biological characteristics of striped bass taken from the 2004 spring spawning run, estimates of annual survival based on annual spring tagging, and the results of the fall 2003 directed mortality study that is a collaborative effort with the Maryland Department ofNatural Resources. The information contained in this report is required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and is used to implement a coordinated management plan for striped ...


The Crest, Fall 2004, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Oct 2004

The Crest, Fall 2004, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Table of Contents:

  • NOAA Opens Chesapeake Bay Office in Virginia at VIMS
  • Team discovers probable cause of croaker deaths
  • Researchers test and refine storm-surge models
  • Dye helps predict potential dispersal of non-native oyster larvae
  • Researchers release juvenile blue crabs
  • Annual wetlands workshop explores Isabel's impacts
  • Fellows earn berth at EPA Conference
  • Reay and Priest share Spirit award
  • Schaffner briefs U.S. Congress
  • VIMS student develops educational board game
  • VIMS hosts release of Fisheries Ecosystem plan
  • Researchers study ocean's "internal weather"
  • VIMS mourns passing of Andrews
  • News Briefs


The Development Of A Water Quality Model For Baltimore Harbor, Back River, And The Adjacent Upper Chesapeake Bay, Harry V. Wang, Hui Lui, Kyeong Park May 2004

The Development Of A Water Quality Model For Baltimore Harbor, Back River, And The Adjacent Upper Chesapeake Bay, Harry V. Wang, Hui Lui, Kyeong Park

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No abstract provided.


The Crest, Spring 2004, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Apr 2004

The Crest, Spring 2004, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Table of Contents:

  • VIMS dedicates Kauffman Center
  • Ocean report bolsters VIMS agenda
  • Mann urges Congress to enact ballast water standard
  • Graves receives faculty award
  • Study supports UN Dead Zone report
  • Marine trades will pay for training
  • Researchers link beach erosion to ice-age channels
  • Recovered tag provides data windfall
  • Heritage tourism workshop draws local businesses
  • Pair contribute to Science article on ocean fertilization
  • VIMS launches data buoy
  • Hale takes PBDE research to the air
  • VIMS finds pathogen in non-native oyster
  • Study reveals drop in SAV
  • NOAA honors VIMS alumnus
  • Musick celebrates 35th Roanoke round-up
  • Assembly names Library for Hargis
  • VIMS honors ...


The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2003, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann Jan 2004

The Status Of Virginia's Public Oyster Resource 2003, Melissa Southworth, Juliana Harding, Roger Mann

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This report summarizes data collected during 2003 in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The report is comprised of two parts, part one, oyster recruitment (shell string) in Virginia and part two, dredge survey of selected oyster bars in Virginia.


Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2003-December 2003 : Annual Progress Report, Herbert M. Austin, A. Dean Estes, Donald M. Seaver, Amanda H. Hewitt Jan 2004

Estimation Of Juvenile Striped Bass Relative Abundance In The Virginia Portion Of Chesapeake Bay, January 2003-December 2003 : Annual Progress Report, Herbert M. Austin, A. Dean Estes, Donald M. Seaver, Amanda H. Hewitt

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey from 1967 through 1973 and from 1980 through the present. The primary objective has been the monitoring of the relative annual recruitment success ofjuvenile stripedbass in the spawning and nursery areas of Lower Chesapeake Bay. Initially (1967-1973), the survey was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and when reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Emergency Striped Bass Study program. Commencing with the 1988 annual survey, support of the program has been jointly made through the ...


Improving Siting And Construction : Criteria For Oyster Reef Restoration, Helen Woods, William J. Hargis Jr., Carl H. Hershner, Pam Mason Jan 2004

Improving Siting And Construction : Criteria For Oyster Reef Restoration, Helen Woods, William J. Hargis Jr., Carl H. Hershner, Pam Mason

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The Chesapeake Bay, named Chesepiooc, the “great shellfish bay,” by the Algonquin speaking native Americans of the region, was once one of the most productive oyster (Crassostrea virginica) producing estuaries in the world. With the advent of canning and the development of the railroad system, huge national and international markets were established for Chesapeake Bay oysters (United States Secretary of the Interior 1866,Wennerston 1981). From 1894 to 1912 annual oyster harvests in Virginia alone ranged from 5 to 7.5 million bushels (Hargis and Haven 1988). Shells from harvested oysters were not replaced on oyster grounds but sold for ...