Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/fco/aquatic-preserve/locations/fort-pickens-aquatic-preserve
Region(s)
NW
Summary
seagrass survey
Parameters
species comp, abundance (Modified Braun-Blanquet), blade length (in.), epiphytes (light, moderate, heavy), sediment type, temperature (deg. C), salinity (ppt), DO (mg/L), PAR (mmol), secchi depth, depth (m)
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
2016
End
Current
Frequency
Semiannual
Method
25 fixed seagrass sites being monitored twice per growing season (late May to early October). Monitoring is conducted twice annually (late May to early October) during growing season and at each fixed site, a square meter quadrat is randomly thrown within the vicinity and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) data is collected. Data for four random quadrats collected per site. This data includes Braun-Blanquet for SAV composition, by overall and by species. Within each quadrat, blade length for 4 random representations for each species is conducted. Site are assessed using a modified 6-point Braun-Blanquet scale (0-5): 0 - No SAV, 1 - < 5%, 2 - 5 to 25%, 3 - 25 to 50%, 4 - 50 to 75%, 5 - 75 to 100%.
Discontinuity
Data Location
By Request
Data Format
excel
excel
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Column
Recommended Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Northwest Aquatic Preserves. (2016). Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserve Seagrass Survey. Updated 03/24/2021. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://dev.seacar.waterinstitute.usf.edu/programs/details/4065.

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Contacts
Beth Fugate

Aquatic Preserve Manager

Beth.L.Fugate@dep.state.fl.us

850-471-6028

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Percent Cover (by species) 06/22/22 04:38 PM Download File - SAV - 4065.txt
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 06/22/22 04:38 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 4065.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Fort Pickens

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Percent Cover (by species)
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On
Data FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook.xlsx 07/11/18 04:16 PM
Data FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook_Indicator through 2019.xlsx 02/22/21 04:00 PM
Data FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook_Indicator.xlsx 02/21/19 12:50 PM
Data FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook_Indicator-2016-2021.xlsx 04/06/22 01:41 PM
GIS FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook_NEW.xlsx 02/21/19 12:50 PM
GIS FPAP SAV Monitoring Workbook2.xlsx 07/11/18 04:16 PM
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM
Protocols Documents.zip 11/01/18 02:57 PM