Program Info

Website
https://floridadep.gov/SEACAR
Region(s)
NE, NW, SW
Summary
Dead, buried oyster shells were collected from replicate hand cores at one to five reefs in each of 12 locations around the state. The samples are being used to estimate historical oyster body size for the local oyster populations in each sampling location.
Parameters
body size (left valve height in mm), size class (oysters >20mm in size), radiocarbon age
Notes
Sample locations with coordinates outside of a managed area, but within 5m of a managed area boundary were considered within the managed area (and their corresponding points are shown within the managed area boundary on all SEACAR maps).
Application
To supplement the live oyster monitoring datasets available to the SEACAR program for ORCP managed areas with estimated sizes of oysters that lived in those locations in the past in order to enable evaluation of oyster size trends over longer periods of time than is possible when using data from live oyster monitoring alone.
Publications
Start
2018
End
2018
Frequency
One-time
Method
25cm x 25cm x 35cm (L x W x D) hand cores, sampled as two 10cm depth intervals starting at 15cm depth. Heights of left valves estimated to be at least 90% complete measured in mm with calipers.
Discontinuity
Data Location
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, FDEP
Data Format
CSV/Excel
Habitats
Oyster/Oyster Reef
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP). (2018). Historical Oyster Body Size (HOBS) Study . Updated 12/15/2021. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/5035
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Stephen Durham

Environmental Specialist III

Stephen.Durham@dep.state.fl.us

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Oyster/Oyster Reef : Density, Percent Live, Size Class 07/08/24 02:32 PM Download File - Oyster - 5035.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Apalachicola Bay, Apalachicola NERR, Big Bend Seagrasses, Estero Bay, Guana River Marsh, Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, Indian River-Vero Beach to Ft. Pierce, Lemon Bay

Indicators

Indicator
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Percent Live
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Size Class

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data CM915_Task 1_Deliverable 1.2_May 2019_Oyster Data_wRM2.XLSX 07/10/19 09:40 AM View Details
Data ID5035_HOBS_LBLiveSH.xlsx 12/08/20 11:31 PM View Details
Data ID5035_HOBS_LBPctL.xlsx 12/08/20 11:31 PM View Details
Data ID5035_HOBS_MasterDataFile_7.30.2020_srd_nof.xlsx 08/11/20 04:19 PM View Details
Data ID5035_HOBS_MasterDataFile_Invoice6_final_inc14C.xlsx 05/12/21 03:34 PM View Details
Data ID5035_HOBS_MasterDataFile_Invoice6_final_inc14C_fixed062020.xlsx 06/16/21 01:00 PM View Details
Data ID5035_UpdatedDataFile_1-16-2020.xlsx 01/16/20 05:32 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols HOBS project sample processing protocol_v3.1.pdf 07/10/19 09:40 AM View Details