Program Info

Website
http://sccf.org/our-work/marine-laboratory/oyster-and-seagrass-restoration
Region(s)
SW
Summary
"SCCF Marine Laboratory conducts numerous oyster restoration and monitoring projects. During these projects, oyster density and size distribution are evaluated at reef sites periodically before and after any restoration work. In addition to density and size distribution, the elevation profile and footprint (area) of restored reefs are determined. These metrics are used to determine the “success” of an oyster restoration site. The restoration site metric results are compared to reference and control reefs and restoration goals." (Thompson 2019, p. 1)
Parameters
Density (oysters/m^2), Size Frequency (mm)
Notes
Coordinates located in site info tab
Application
Publications
Start
2015
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
Pre and post-restoration monitoring of control, restoration and reference locations starts with ground survey of reef area and height (Trimble Geo7x with RTK). Density and size-frequency are determined by placing a quadrat at five random sampling points chosen in advance using ArcGIS. The quadrat used is 1m x 1m, 0.5m x 0.5m or 0.25m x 0.25m depending on oyster density at the site (higher density = smaller quadrat area). All oysters within each quadrat (live and dead) are collected and live oyster shell heights and densities are measured. Additional samples may be added if needed based on a statistical power analysis. Recruitment (oysters/month) is also occasionally measured by deploying PVC T-bars to hang shell strings (3 strings with 10 shells/string).
Discontinuity
Data Location
By Request
Data Format
Excel
Habitats
Oyster/Oyster Reef
SEACAR Citation
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). (2023). SCCF Oyster Restoration Monitoring . Updated 07/11/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4012
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Mark Thompson

Research Associate

mthompson@sccf.org

(239) 472-2329

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Oyster/Oyster Reef : Density, Percent Live, Size Class 07/08/24 01:36 PM Download File - Oyster - 4012.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound

Indicators

Indicator
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Density
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Size Class

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data 2019_OysterMetrics_summary_SCCF_forDEP.xlsx 04/23/19 01:16 PM View Details
Data 2020_OysterMetrics_summary_SCCF.xlsx 03/30/20 12:00 AM View Details
Data AllData_Seacar_2016_2022_Oysters_SCCF.xlsx 04/05/22 04:15 PM View Details
Data EsteroOysterRestore_2020_AllData_SECAR.xlsx 03/30/20 12:00 AM View Details
Data ID_4012_RawData.zip 08/12/19 05:30 PM View Details
Data Seacar_2016_2023_Oysters_SCCF-revised.xlsx 07/19/23 12:51 PM View Details
Data Seacar_2016_2024_Oysters_SCCF.xlsx 06/04/24 11:03 AM View Details
Logo SCCFmarinelab_logo_no_background.png 04/23/19 01:16 PM View Details
Protocols SCCF_Methods_OysterReefMonitoring.pdf 08/12/19 05:30 PM View Details
Protocols SCCF_OYSTER_MONITORING_PROTOCOLS.pdf 04/23/19 01:16 PM View Details