Program Info

Website
https://www.shellbudget.org/
Region(s)
NW, SW
Summary
Water quality, oyster health and oyster body size collected in Charlotte Harbor and Apalachicola Bay. Water temperature (T) and salinity (S) are collected above the oyster reef at the time of the collection. (We have used mercury thermometers and YSI T/S meters for the collection of T and refractometers and YSI T/S meters for the determination of S.) We try to collect at least 10 oysters < 75mm and 10 oysters > 75 mm. Length is measured to the nearest mm.
Parameters
Juvenile and adult oyster percent infection, intensity and weighted prevalence of dermo infection; water temperature (deg. C); salinity (ppt); oyster body size (mm)
Notes
Clarification from POC in 2020: There is no new data from Florida since 2016.
Application
To use eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, research and monitoring efforts to monitor the environmental health of estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico.
Publications
Website
Start
1970
End
2016
Frequency
Periodic
Method
Water temperature (T) and salinity (S) are collected above the oyster reef at the time of the collection. (Either mercury thermometers or YSI T/S meters used for the collection of T and refractometers or YSI T/S meters used for the determination of S.) Attempts made to collect at least 10 oysters < 75mm and 10 oysters > 75 mm. Length measured to the nearest mm.
Discontinuity
There are 21 regions, each with one to eleven stations, each station start and end date varies.
Data Location
By request from Thomas Soniat
Data Format
excel
Habitats
Water Column Oyster/Oyster Reef
Recommended Citation
Oyster Sentinel. (2016). Oyster Sentinel. Updated 08/10/2020. 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/456.

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Contacts
David X Gallegos

dgallego@my.uno.edu

Thomas M Soniat

University of New Orleans Professor/Research

tsoniat@uno.edu

504.280.1324

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality 06/22/22 04:11 PM Download File - Discrete WQ - 456.txt
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola NERR, Pine Island Sound

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Size Class

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On
Data Data_456B_Final_withstations.csv 09/27/19 04:35 PM
Data ID_0456_OysterSentinel_FloridaDermoData.xlsx 09/25/18 09:55 AM
Protocols Oyster_Sentinal_RFTM_SOP.pdf 01/18/19 12:00 AM