Program Info

Website
https://web.northeastern.edu/kimbrolab/
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Oyster sampling in East Cove in Apalachicola Bay
Parameters
Percent cover (point-intercept, 100 grid cells), reef height (m), bed thickness, counts of live and articulated dead oysters and other live mollusks and crabs, sample weights (kg), shell height of up to 100 live and recently dead oysters and associated live mussels and crabs (mm)
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
2019
End
2019
Frequency
One-time
Method
Six samples placed at regular intervals along a reef transect (intervals determined as transect length/7). At each sampling interval a second transect is laid perpendicular to the main transect and a 1m^2 quadrat divided into 100 grid cells is positioned halfway between the main transect and the edge of the reef. Percent cover is assessed using the 1m^2 quadrat with the point-intercept method. A 0.25m^2 quadrat is then placed in the center of the area covered by each 1m^2 quadrat and all living material excavated to wrist level. The total weight of each sample is measured and for four of the samples, all live and articulated dead oysters are enumerated, shell heights of up to 100 live and freshly dead oysters are measured to the nearest mm. Other live-caught fauna in each sample (e.g., crabs, snails, mussels) are also enumerated and measured (mm).
Discontinuity
Data Location
Data Format
.xlsx
Habitats
Oyster/Oyster Reef
SEACAR Citation
Northeastern University Marine Science Center. (2019). Apalachicola Bay Intertidal Oyster Sampling. Updated 09/17/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/5075
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
David Kimbro, PhD

Associate Professor

d.kimbro@northeastern.edu

617-373-2059

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Oyster/Oyster Reef : Density, Percent Live, Size Class 07/08/24 02:34 PM Download File - Oyster - 5075.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Apalachicola NERR

Indicators

Indicator
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 Kimbro_Intertidal_Apalach(Dec2019).xlsx 05/21/20 12:00 AM View Details
Logo NU_MarineScienceCntr_MonoN_03_RB.png 05/21/20 12:00 AM View Details
Protocols Kimbro_Intertidal_Sampling_Protocol_Dec2019.docx 05/21/20 12:00 AM View Details