Back Bay Ecological Symposium
(First Paragraph) Back Bay is the northern most of a series of bays along the Atlantic seaboard of North Carolina and Virginia. Other large bays in this complex include Currituck, Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds in North Carolina. Back Bay is confined within the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia and located between 75 deg. 52-58 sec. W log. and 36 deg. 32-45 sec. N lat. The Back Bay system is divided by islands into seven smaller segments: Back , Buzzards, Half Moon, Sand, Redhead, Shipps and North Bays (Figure 1).
Norman, Mitchell D., "Description of Study Area" (1991). Front Matter. 3.