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Research: Atlantic Sturgeon Spawning Habitat on the James River, Virginia

Principle Investigator:  Donna Marie Bilkovic, Funding Agencies (NOAA/NCBO and USFWS)

Benthic Mapping

Benthic Mapping

Four distinct classes were defined by post-processing acoustic imagery with QTC SIDEVIEW and ground-truth surveys: i) sand/silt, ii) sand with bottom complexity (e.g. shell, benthic growth), iii) rock/bedrock, and iv)gravel/cobble/pebble.