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Nearshore Surveys for Various Installations within the Mid-Atlantic Region

Location: Virginia
Year: 2015 - 2017
Scope: Through an iterative process, final survey locations were established at a variety of intertidal and subtidal sites and our team of experts conducted seasonal surveys for each of the identified parameters.

Project Details

Versar performed complicated wildlife surveys simultaneously at multiple, geographically separated installations and produce detailed reports of results and management recommendations, along with accurate geodatabases.

Versar compiled a team of fisheries, marine mammal, and other specialists to conduct a series of field surveys from spring 2016 to winter 2017 within the nearshore and marine environments. The purpose of the surveys was to characterize the nearshore community and marine environments documenting the floral and faunal species composition, shoreline type and anthropogenic features, and water quality information.

Specifically, the seasonal surveys were designed and executed to record data and analyze:

  • Fish and invertebrate community assessment, including state and federally listed threatened and endangered species
  • Benthic habitat, species, and sediment characteristics
  • Nearshore water quality conditions
  • Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)
  • Intertidal flora and fauna
  • Marine mammals and sea turtles
American oystercatcher

American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates). Vulnerable / Watchlist species for breeding population in VA and MD.