Rhode and West Rivers, MD, Benthic Habitat Characterization

This project was conducted in 2005-08 near Mayo and Galesville, Maryland. Mapping data were collected with side-scan sonar, a single-beam acoustic seabed classification system, and a sediment grab. Acoustic and grab data were integrated to create benthic habitat polygons. Spatial data products created by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office have been used to support native oyster restoration and other resource assessments.

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