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Surveying and summarizing the spatial arrangement of benthic habitat types within the nearshore of Mobjack Bay, Virginia - Maps and Table


Benthic Habitat Description by Acoustic Class

Counts correspond to the number of XYZ points for each class extracted from the seabed dataset. FS-S represents fine sand and silt sediment type. 


Class

Counts

Area (km2)

Habitat Type

Red

15832

0.31

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Pink

19097

0.37

Shell

Green

76707

1.5

FS-S with moderate-high roughness & sessile abundance

Tan

79687

1.6

FS-S with low-moderate roughness & sessile abundance

Blue

6212

0.12

Relatively deep, undetermined


Mobjack Bay

Spatial distribution of nearshore subtidal benthic habitat in the Mobjack Bay including seagrasses and oyster shell.

Mobjack Bay Composite Map

Index map of river segments within the Mobjack Bay: 1) Severn, 2) Ware, 3) North and 4) East Rivers


Map 2 - Ware River Map 3 - North River Map 4 - East River
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Severn River Ware River North River East River