Program Info

Website
http://myfwc.com/media/4138956/biscayne-bay.pdf
Region(s)
SE
Summary
SAV, water quality, water clarity, Water Quality Monitoring
Parameters
Percent cover (Braun-Blanquet), abundance, shoot counts and density (shoots/m^2), seagrass above-ground biomass (g/0.04m^2 and g/m^2)
Notes
All data are reported at the quadrat level except for the dataset up to 2007 for the random stations was provided as station result, not per quadrat. Worksheet is called Consolidated data SEACAR through 2019.xlsx/Random Stations SAV 99-07. In this one worksheet: Frequency represent the quadrats (1 quadrat = 0.25 while if presence is reported in all quadrats it would be 4 quadrats=1). The abundance is provided as an average in BBCA scale while density is the result of Abund X Freq. The percent cover would also be the average of the percentage found in each of the 4 quadrats. At that time, we collected BBCA and Percent cover simultaneously in each quadrat.
Application
Publications
Start
1985
End
Current
Frequency
Variable
Method
Four replicate, haphazardly placed 0.25m^2 quadrats evaluated by Braun-Blanquet (by species and total SAV) at 101 stations chosen randomly ahead of time using Microsoft Excel software. Additional fixed stations are monitored using transects and 1m x 1m quadrats divided into 25 grid squares (three replicates per transect). Each 1m x 1m quadrat is evaluated for Braun-Blanquet scores and five grid squares are randomly chosen for shoot and blade counts. Samples are collected for biomass analysis by moving a 1m x 1m quadrat off the transect and removing above-ground seagrass material from three randomly chosen grid squares.
Discontinuity
Data Location
By request from Galia Varona, Galia.Varona@miamidade.gov
Data Format
Excel
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Coral/Coral Reef
SEACAR Citation
Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM). (2023). Miami-Dade County DERM Benthic Habitat Monitoring Program. Updated 05/02/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4018
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Galia Varona

Biologist II, Biscayne Bay Benthic Habitat Monitoring Field Manager

Galia.Varona@miamidade.gov

Office: 305-372-6913

Damaso Rosales

Biologist I, Biscayne Bay Benthic Habitat Monitoring Data Manager

Damaso.Rosales@miamidade.gov

Office: 305-721-7834

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover 06/06/24 06:33 PM Download File - SAV - 4018.zip
Coral/Coral Reef : Community Composition, Grazers and Reef Dependent Species, Percent Cover 06/06/24 06:33 PM Download File - Coral - 4018.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys NMS

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover
Coral/Coral Reef - Percent Cover
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data BBData.zip 01/25/19 09:53 AM View Details
Data Consolidated data SEACAR through 2019.xlsx 06/25/20 11:51 AM View Details
Data Consolidated data SEACAR_2020.xlsx 04/14/21 11:49 AM View Details
Data Consolidated data SEACAR_2021.xlsx 04/08/22 08:18 AM View Details
Data Consolidated data SEACAR_2022.xlsx 04/05/23 06:58 AM View Details
Data Consolidated data SEACAR_2023.xlsx 04/24/24 07:06 AM View Details
Protocols BBCA_Metrics.pdf 02/26/19 05:31 PM View Details
Protocols BISCBAY_SOP.pdf 02/26/19 05:31 PM View Details
Protocols Fixed and Random Stations and BBMethodology.pdf 07/26/23 12:04 PM View Details
Protocols Program4018_Species_Codes.docx 06/25/20 11:51 AM View Details