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Lower James River

August 16th, 2016 by admin · No Comments

Paul Richardson (Quad 147)

Corey, Casey and I just returned from the James.  The good news is that we’ve recovered 100% of the 3 temperature sensors there.  The other good news is that the grass looks pretty decent adjacent to the north island of the Bridge tunnel.  There is also patchy grass in the areas of the eastern most and western most HOBOs but it was almost absent at the middle sensor, adjacent to Hampton Roads Ave.

The bad news is that all sites beyond the bridges in Mill Creek had patches of Gracilaria macroalgae with no evidence of grass at the four locations that we checked along this area.  Exact locations are noted on a map that I have here.  We did, however, check the bed to the left of the scallop boats where there was some grass mixed with Gracilaria.

Also, we saw a pod of dolphins in Mill Creek, so for Casey’s last day in the field for the season, it was an overall success!

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