The Role of Bottom Current and Estuarine Geomorphology on the Sedimentation Processes and Productivity of Wreck Shoal, an Oyster Reef of the James River, Virginia

@inproceedings{Dealteris1989TheRO,
  title={The Role of Bottom Current and Estuarine Geomorphology on the Sedimentation Processes and Productivity of Wreck Shoal, an Oyster Reef of the James River, Virginia},
  author={Joseph Dealteris},
  year={1989}
}
Wreck Shoal is a subtidal oyster reef in the James River, Virginia, Two significantly different types of oyster reefs are found in adjacent areas on Wreck Shoal. The ‘hard-rock’ reefs are characterized by a relatively thick shell layer, higher densities of live oysters, a coarser interstitial sediment, and a negligible sediment cover. In contrast, the ‘mud shell’ reefs are characterized by a very thin oyster shell layer, considerably lower densities of live oysters, a finer interstitial… CONTINUE READING