Program Info

Website
https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/wqpp/welcome.html http://seagrass.fiu.edu/fknms.htm
Region(s)
SE
Summary
Seagrass distribution and abundance, water quality, water clarity
Parameters
Current: Percent cover (braun-blanquet), density,  seagrass nutrient availability (C:N:P), seagrass carbon stable isotopes, seagrass nitrogen stable isotopes, water clarity, salinity, temperature, light attenuation, sediment characterization, seagrass morphometrics, epiphyte load   No longer current: leaf scarring, growth. Temperature data from data loggers at near-bottom (relative depth = "Bottom"), 25-50cm off the bottom (near the height of the seagrass canopy).
Notes
Level 1 Stations: Sampled quarterly, Level 2 Stations: Randomly selected , sampled annually, Level 3 Stations: Randomly selected , sampled annually. Temperature data in files "Temp_All..." are collected at near-bottom (relative depth = "Bottom"), 25-50cm off the bottom (near the height of the seagrass canopy). The water depth varies by site.
Application
To measure the status and trends of seagrass communities to evaluate progress toward protecting and restoring the living marine resources of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Publications
Reports, website
Start
1995
End
Current
Frequency
Semiannual
Method
Fixed transect - (10) random .25m^2 quadrats http://seagrass.fiu.edu/data.htm. Data is reported at the transect level, the BB score is an average of all quadrats along the transect.
Discontinuity
Data Location
http://seagrass.fiu.edu/data.htm
Data Format

Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida International University; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Marine Sanctuaries Program. (2021). Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Seagrass Monitoring Project. Updated 01/13/2022. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/296
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Johannes R. Krause, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate at Institute of Environment, Seagrass Ecosystems Research Lab

jkrause@fiu.edu

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover 07/08/24 11:05 AM Download File - SAV - 296.zip
Water Column : Water Quality 07/08/24 11:12 AM Download File - Continuous WQ - 296.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Florida Keys NMS

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover
Water Column - Water Quality
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data Sampledata.zip 09/19/18 10:59 AM View Details
Data serldata_upd20210714.zip 07/14/21 01:25 PM View Details
Data temp_all_2000-2019.zip 07/14/21 01:25 PM View Details
Data Tempdata.zip 09/06/18 09:40 AM View Details
GIS coordinates_all1996_2000.csv 09/19/18 10:59 AM View Details
GIS MissingSiteCoordinates.csv 12/06/18 11:59 AM View Details
Logo noaa.png 07/15/21 12:53 PM View Details