Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1955

Series

Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 1.

Abstract

[Memorandum] to members of the Study Committee on the Mortality of Oysters in the Rappahannock River. -- Memorandum on the future of oyster planting in the upper Rappahannock River. -- Extracts and notes on mortalities from the Reports of the Virginia Commission of Fisheries. -- The sudden mortality of oysters in the Rappahannock River, Virginia, in the summer of 1949. -- Distribution of oyster mortality in the Rappahannock River, September 10-13, 1955, [by] J.L. McHugh. -- Memorandum on fresh-water kills. -- Notes on survey of Rappahannock and Corrotoman Rivers, 23 September 1955. -- Memorandum to Oyster Mortality Study Committee. -- Memorandum on Mackin's manuscript, entitled "Oxygen and hydrogen sulphide."

Description

1. Memorandum on the future of oyster planting in the upper Rappahannock River. 2. Extracts and notes on rnortalities from the reports of the Virginia Commission of Fisheries 3. The sudden mortality of oysters in the Rappahannock River, Virginia in the summer of 1949. 4. Table 1., Live and dead oysters in the Rappahannock River in August and September 1955. 5. Table 2. Live and dead oysters in the Rappahannock River in August and September 1955. 6. Table 3. Physical data on the Rappahannock River in August and September 1955. 7. Table 4, Physical data for James River for August and September 1955. 8. Table 5, Physical data for York River in August and September 1955., 9. Table 6, Salinities at shullow and deep water stations near Gloucester Point, York River, Virginia. 10.Table 7. Surface salinities at Gloucester Point, Virginia 11. Table 8 River runoff in the Rappahannock River and the York River system during August 1955. 12. Table 9. Chesapeake Bay Institute records of oxygen conditions in the Rappahannock River on September 1 and 7, 1955. 13. Table 10. Chesapeake Bay Institute records of oxygen conditions in the Potomac River on September 8, 1955. 14. Table 11. Summer oxygen conditions in the Rappahannock River in past years extracted from Chesapeake Bay Institute records. 15. Table 12. Summer oxygen conditions in the James River in past years extracted from Chesapeake Bay Institute records. 16. Table 13. Summer oxygen conditions in the York River in past years extracted from Chesapeake Bay Institute records. 17. Chart 1. Distribution of oyster mortality in tho Rappahannock River prepared by J.L McHugh. 18. Chart 2.. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Chart 535 with major public oyster grounds designated.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V50H9Z

Keywords

Oysters -- Mortality -- Virginia -- Rappahannock River; Hurricanes -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia;