Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/fco/aquatic-preserve/locations/estero-bay-aquatic-preserve
Region(s)
SW
Summary
Oyster monitoring and mapping project for the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Includes the mapping of oyster reefs by recording GPS coordinates of the bar perimeter, as well as the enumeration and measurement of individual oysters from a quarter meter quadrat. In 2016, percent cover was added using one meter quadrats placed randomly four times along a transect line.
Parameters
Size class (mm), density (oysters/m^2), percent live (point-intercept method), total reef length (m), intertidal reef length (m), reef perimeter (m), reef height (cm), water temperature (deg. C), salinity, dissolved oxygen (mg/L, %), NTU, Depth, Reef type category, pH, specific conductance, conductivity
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
2014
End
Current
Frequency
Variable
Method
Quadrats placed at random locations along a transect; 1m x 1m quadrat with 100 point grid used for point-intercept evaluation of percent cover; 25cm x 25cm quadrat used for oyster density, shell height measurements.
Discontinuity
Data Location
By Request
Data Format
Excel, ArcGIS
Habitats
Water Column Oyster/Oyster Reef
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. (2024). Estero Bay Oyster Monitoring. Updated 05/10/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4042
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/11/24 01:58 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 4042.zip
Oyster/Oyster Reef : Density, Percent Live, Size Class 07/08/24 01:38 PM Download File - Oyster - 4042.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Estero Bay

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Density
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Percent Live
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Size Class
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data EBAPoysterData.xlsx 07/17/18 08:56 AM View Details
Data EBAPoysterData_2021.xlsx 04/28/21 04:49 PM View Details
Data EBAPoysterData_v2018.xlsx 12/12/18 12:28 PM View Details
Data EBAPoysterData_v2022.xlsx 05/23/22 06:20 PM View Details
Data EBAPoysterData_v2024.xlsx 03/20/24 09:44 AM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols 2016-07-25_OysterMappingMonitoringProtocol.docx 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details