Project: Mapping Intertidal Areas with Mussel and Oyster Beds

Overview

Bivalves such as mussels (Mytilus edulis) and Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) occur intertidal areas where they form irregularly shaped beds which change shape due to death and recruitment processes. Intertidal beds of blue mussels and Pacific oysters are important for community composition and ecological functioning of coastal systems. It is hard and labour intensive to measure coverage and density in the field.
Above Orthomosaic of target area.
Above NVDI overlay of target area.