Eelgrass percent cover based on crown cover categories as adapted by Orth et al and described in Orth, R.J., J.F. Nowak, D.J. Wilcox, J.R. Whiting, and L.S. Nagey. 1998. Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries and the Coastal Bays –1997. VIMS Special Scientific Report Number 138. 351 pp.