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Main Title Biology of Submerged Aquatic Macrophyte Communities in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. Volume 3. Interactions of Resident Consumers in a Temperate Estuarine Seagrass Community: Vaucluse Shores, Virginia.
Author Orth, Robert J. ; van Montgrans, Jacques ;
CORP Author Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-805974; EPA-600/3-83-047;
Stock Number PB83-233395
Additional Subjects Plant ecology ; Sea grasses ; Estuaries ; Chesapeake Bay ; Sampling ; Vegetation ; Boundaries ; Abundance ; Cores ; Sites ; Life cycles ; Mollusca ; Ocean tides ; Graphs(Charts) ; Birds ; Zostera marina ; Ruppia maritima ; Predation ; Species diversity
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As a part of the Functional Ecology Program on Chesapeake Bay submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), this study investigated infaunal and epifaunal trophic dynamics. The main study area established for investigating the functional ecology of resident consumers in the lower Chesapeake Bay was a large grass bed located at Vaucluse Shores on the bayside of Virginia's eastern shore. The bed contained the two dominant lower Bay macrophyte species, Zostera marina and Ruppia maritima; and the bed was large enough to simultaneously accommodate varied studies and sampling regimes. This bed was intensively mapped in 1978 and 1979, and permanent transects were established for sampling reference points.