Proceedings of the Back Bay Ecological Symposium
Back Bay Ecological Symposium
(First paragraph) The Back Bay region is located in extreme southeastern Virginia and extends into adjacent North Carolina as the upper reach of the Currituck Sound watershed. The Back Bay ecosystem encompasses the only large intact barrier beach system in Virginia south of the Chesapeake Bay. The dynamic natural resource history of Back Bay is well known for waterfowl and fishes; however, the significance of this region is poorly known for the majority of plants, animals, and natural communities (but see Ludwig, et al. this volume).
Pague, Christopher A. and Buhlmann, Kurt A., "Rare Animals of Back Bay, Virginia Beach, Virginia" (1991). II. Fauna. 5.