Program Info

Website
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/bigbend/
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Continuous water quality data are collected at ten water quality stations (Station ID's: BBSBC, BBSWT, BBSSK, BBSDB, BBSSW, BBSCR, BBSKB, BBSHS, BBSCH, BBSST) located within the St. Martins Marsh and Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves in 15-minute intervals for eight parameters using protocols established by the National Estuarine Research Reserve's System-Wide Monitoring Program. As of January 2019, only two sites are currently in operation, BBSCH and BBSST. AP continuous WQ protocols and metadata: https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Parameters
water temperature (°C), specific conductivity (mS/cm), salinity (psu), dissolved oxygen (%), dissolved oxygen (mg/L), depth (m), pH, turbidity (NTU-6600, FNU-EXO), and chlorophyll data available upon request (RFU and ug/L at BBSST only)
Notes
Application
To measure changes in estuarine waters that help provide a better understanding of how human activities and natural events can affect coastal resources and to provide valuable data on the short-term variability and long-term changes in estuaries to researchers, natural resource managers and other coastal decision-makers.
Publications
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
Start
2004
End
Current
Frequency
Continuous
Method
15-minute data collections at fixed stations using YSI 6600 data sondes with a recent transition to EXO2's and EXO3's in 2019 and 2020
Discontinuity
Sporadic discontinuity of historical data
Data Location
Aquatic Preserve Data Portal - https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Data Format
.csv (yearly files)
https://www.floridaapdata.org/
Habitats
Water Column
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves. (2023). Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves Continuous Water Quality Monitoring. Updated 04/05/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/471
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Timothy Jones

Big Bend Seagrasses Regional Manager

Timothy.W.Jones@dep.state.fl.us

Trisha Green

Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves - Aquatic Preserve Manager

Trisha.Green@dep.state.fl.us

Sandra Chupinsky

Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves - Environmental Specialist

Sandra.Chupinsky@FloridaDEP.gov

(352) 228-6035

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Water Column : Water Quality, Water Clarity 07/08/24 12:34 PM Download File - Continuous WQ - 471.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Big Bend Seagrasses, St. Martins Marsh, Nature Coast

Indicators

Indicator
Water Column - Water Quality
Water Column - Water Clarity

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS APCWQ_DatasondeSites_20240229.xlsx 02/29/24 03:19 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols Data Download Process for AP Portal Data.docx 09/25/20 12:24 PM View Details